Distribution with Tuff Gong International

Tuff Gong International is the oldest independently owned entertainment company in the Caribbean. Based in Kingston, Jamaica, Bob and Rita Marley originally established Tuff Gong as a recording studio and record shop for their own music and fellow independent artists and producers. In the early 1980s, the old Federal Records pressing plant at 220 Marcus Garvey Drive became Tuff Gong’s headquarters as it expanded to include distribution, mastering, and manufacturing of cassettes and vinyl records. Today, Tuff Gong International is the Caribbean licensee for Universal Music Group as well as the iconic Tuff Gong catalog making it the largest distributor of music in the region.

Are you an indie label, artist, or producer? Contact us to find out more about our global distribution options (digital and physical). Distribution partnership includes standard label services (at no additional cost) including:

  • Assistance in setting up direct accounts with RIAA (for ISRC prefixes) and SoundExchange
  • Consultation with our in-house A&R and marketing teams about your visions and goals for each release
  • Cross promotion and support on Tuff Gong social media accounts
  • Direct access to your label’s dashboard portal for uploading releases and tracking trends and analytics
  • Free access to exclusive workshops on how to market and promote your music
  • Media servicing of your release and press releases to our global media database
  • Pitching of your release to relevant playlists on the various platforms
  • Placement of your merchandise in our online store
  • VEVO channel creation
  • Video premieres on our TuffGong TV YouTube channel (upon approval)
  • YouTube channel partnership opportunities
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Tuff Gong International Caribbean Distributors, Inc. is the largest distributor of music in the Caribbean. With clients throughout the Caribbean, the offshoot distribution company offers an extensive and complete CD, vinyl and digital catalog. Buyers can choose the latest popular chart toppers from the Hollywood/Disney Music, and Universal Music Group of labels or pick oldies and classic tunes from Universal Music’s classic Motown and Decca labels. Tuff Gong also offers a complete line of products from the entire Marley family as well as other independent regional labels.

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