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Maybe Zavvi too?!
Zavvi just shut it's site down while this whole EUK thing is going on?
I knew it was struggling, but didn't expect this until next year at the earliest.
and recieved it on Friday, which is cutting it close. I think there's an AIM meeting tomorrow to help members of that, but fuck knows.
AIM understands that Pinnacle Distribution has gone into administration. If your label is distributed by Pinnacle it is imperative that you take steps quickly to protect your position as best you can.
An emergency meeting will be convened by AIM on Tomorrow morning Thursday 4th December 2008 at 11.00am at the AIM office, and we will arrange for a specialist to advise you on potential routes to ensure that you take the necessary steps to protect your stock and your credit position.
Is anyone going to this? I need to read the minutes!
If AIM can be of any help at this difficult time, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 02028 994 5599.
So give them a shout maybe? They have legal people working for them and will be all over this.
They also say:
Give them a shout, they should be helpful.
Have passed that on to the fella that deals with that stuff for us. Thanks
I only heard it third hand and pulling stuff out was nothing to do with thinking it was going this soon at all. As I said, a couple of people who would know better than I suggested next year may be iffy, but also said it'd probably be OK...
I guess we just got lucky stock wise, though we're still owed money.
that's a bit shit.
They had, in truth, been pretty useless for us. But still, they have money and stock of ours, so ... I guess we'll see.
That's terrible news. Most of our deliveries in the shop I used to work in were from Pinnacle. Hope you all get your stuff back.
That's why when I'm in a band, our material won't be available in the shops. I'll come around to your house and give you the CD. Like a milkman. But with silky jams.
Can I place an order?
Sure! Lemme just... find a bit of paper... just a minute...
it was just the games bit of it?
didn't mean to be stupid (it came really naturally...)
I'll send you a box, with some 2000&ACE compilations too. :)
We signed up with a distro to help broach the chain stores, and because the admin and money collecting was getting massively time consuming doing self-distribution after 10-12 shops took stuff.
Hmmm. Phil, do you recommend Forte? The counter guys in both Puregroove and Rough Trade said they were a pleasure to deal with, and generally really on it...
If there is any... is that it happened now. We - like most labels, I'm sure - don't have any new releases going out until February and they can be delayed if necessary. If this had happened two months ago when we were at our busiest peak, well, I'd be sleeping on a bed of CDs and eating three square meals of vinyl!
and their labels? Cos we're one of them!
I called earlier and they said our stock was fine, and I think money we're owed will be too, but I want to be sure or this is going to be a long, sleepless night!
I might get some sleep tonight after all, thanks for replying, been stressing about this a lot today. I hope you're right, I'm gonna call them again in the morning for an update
and he is of the same opinion.
just to second what someone said earlier. We use Forte and they're great; very sound and on the ball. Not sure if they're affected but will call them and check.