IRIS is the leading independent music distributor for South African labels specialising in the distribution of product to all music retail including chain stores and independent music specialists. The company prides itself in the service department with a basket of offerings for their labels.
IRIS deals with reputable recognisable labels and is involved in developing the music landscape in South Africa. In the past it was challenging for an independent label to conduct business with major retailers especially with breaking artists and developing acts. IRIS now offers labels the opportunity to do business with all music retail under the umbrella of a reputable infrastructure and quality brand that is now view by many as another major.
IRIS was established out of necessity for smaller independent, predominantly South African labels to be able to get a foot in the door of music retail where previously they would not have been able to by virtue of their size. With a basket of labels IRIS can offer a collective catalogue that allows it to negotiate better terms and trading environments that a smaller independent label would not be able to do on its own. Over the years the company has grown from a small catalogue to be one of the top five contributors to the local music market and the growth continues.
Some of the services IRIS affords labels are, competitive pricing on manufacture and warehousing, digital distribution as well as accounting management solutions.
IRIS has a dedicated national sales team as well as full back office support to ensure production is of highest quality, accounting is accurate and managed and that the needs of labels are fulfilled.