Canadian retailer/one-stop ROW Entertainment has formed Zing Distribution, a full-service distributor focusing on independent product in Canada.

Canadian retailer/one-stop ROW Entertainment has formed Zing Distribution, a full-service distributor focusing on independent product in Canada.

The newly-formed ROW affiliate, based in Markham, Ontario, will be headed by veteran Canadian distributor Cyril Kaye, who has been named VP of Zing. Kaye will report directly to ROW president/CEO Darren Throop.

Zing will offer marketing, promotion, field service, sales and distribution functions. Effective July 1, the new company will be the exclusive Canadian supplier of all Cirque Du Soleil Musique merchandise.

ROW Entertainment also operates the 100-store CDPlus retail chain in Canada and a one-stop under the Record On Wheels banner.