Retail Briefs: Bob Seger Gets Vinyl, Redeye Goes Worldwide

Bob Seger, 2014.
ABC/Randy Holmes

Bob Seger performs "Detroit Made" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on October 15, 2014.

-- Redeye, the indie distribution company based in Haws River, N.C., has expanded its capabilities to handle worldwide distribution. As part of that it has opened offices in Toronto, Berlin and Sydney, Austraila, Seattle, Nashville to complement its headquarters and offices it already has in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Chicago and Sacramento, Calif. "This move is a reaction to the global customer base," to locate in the markets of digital services that have a presence in international markets around the world," says Redeye co-founder Tor Hansen. In addition, these offices give us the ability to have localized marketing in key towns."

The company also rebranded its name recently to simply Redeye from its old moniker of Redeye Distribution.

"By expanding our footprint we are committed to providing an extraordinary level of personal attention to our labels and artists as well as our partners in the digital and physical marketplace worldwide," Hansen said in a statement. "Further we are enhancing our ability to deliver a focused approach to the services we offer."

--Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band's Night Moves album will be issued on vinyl come June 16, 2015.  The six-times certified platinum album, which has scanned more than a million units in the Soundscan era, will be issued on 180 gram vinyl.

According to Nielsen Music, most of Seger's albums have zero sales in vinyl, which likely means that are not available in that format; and of the albums that do have vinyl sales, his Greatest Hits has the most, a couple hundred short of a thousand units.


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