Every time an independent distributor gets bought by a major label, another one seems to pop up. The latest example? Sparta, an excellently on-brand name for a distributor launched out of 300 Entertainment.

MBW reports that Sparta is following a similar path to Awal, which Sony Music recently acquired, in not just letting anyone use its service. “Either acts have to be invited into Sparta, or they can submit their music via an online tool, after which 300 staff will ascertain if said acts are to be permitted onto the Sparta platform,” it reported.

“Over the course of our journey as 300, our agility and disregard for red tape have defined us. Sparta is meant to empower like-minded entrepreneurs to share and operate under the ethos that makes 300 successful,” is how 300’s Kevin Liles and Rob Stevenson described it in their announcement.

For more on how Liles sees the world, read our report on his NY:LON Connect keynote from January 2020.

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Stuart Dredge

Music Ally's Head of Insight

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