PIAS UK Distribution

[PIAS] UK Distribution is the distribution arm of the [PIAS] Entertainment Group[1] and is the United Kingdom's largest independent sales, marketing and distribution company.[2] Founded in March 1994 as Vital Distribution, Ltd., and renamed in January 2008,[3] [PIAS] UK represents over 100 record labels from around the world.[4] With offices in London and Dublin, Ireland, [PIAS] UK has played a significant role in the European and worldwide successes of some of the most well-known independent artists, including Oasis, The White Stripes, The Strokes, Moby, and others.

[PIAS] UK Distribution
TypeMusic Record Distribution
Founded1993 (as Vital)
Parent[PIAS] Entertainment Group
SubsidiariesPIAS Digital Distribution
WebsitePIAS UK Distribution

To aid in the distribution and management of various smaller labels, [PIAS] UK created two distinct units. Established in 2004 as Vital-PIAS Digital, the [PIAS] Digital unit manages over 200 labels from the U.K. through widespread digital distribution.[5] In 2006, [PIAS] UK developed and launched Integral, a label development company that provides the marketing structure and backing for smaller labels and rights holders to introduce, establish and promote acts on their own.[6][7]



  1. ^ "PIAS UK at PIAS Entertainment Group". Archived from the original on 1 February 2009.
  2. ^ "Musictank.co.uk Profile of Peter Thompson, PIAS UK Managing Director". Archived from the original on 3 August 2010.
  3. ^ "PIAS UK LIMITED - Overview (free company information from Companies House)". Beta.companieshouse.gov.uk.
  4. ^ "Login".
  5. ^ "PIAS Digital Official Site". Archived from the original on 31 January 2009.
  6. ^ "Integral Official Site". Archived from the original on 1 February 2009.
  7. ^ Brandle, Lars (6 January 2006). "PIAS/Vital Launch Integral In the U.K." BillboardBiz; reprinted online at AllBusiness.com. Retrieved 28 January 2009.