Canada's RPM Distribution Suddenly Shuts Down

The independent vinyl distributor is "closing all operations effective immediately"
Canada's RPM Distribution Suddenly Shuts Down
RPM Distribution — Canada's largest independent vinyl distributor — is ceasing operations effective immediately. 

RPM president Paul Herzog wrote a press release to clients this week informing them the company is shutting down all operations and closing all accounts.

The press release reads as follows:

To all accounts, 

I regret to inform you that RPM Distribution will be closing all operations effective immediately. No orders will be processed moving forward and any existing orders in the system will be cancelled. All returns on site will be processed and credits will be provided. New returns will not be issued or accepted. Limited staff will be here to facilitate and oversee accounts payable/receivables and supplier returns. Any questions or concerns can be forwarded to [email protected]

I would like to thank you for your support over the years and I hope that we made a difference.


Paul Herzog
RPM Distribution

Multiple sources have reached out to RPM for comment with no avail.

RPM is based in Concord, ON, and was a supplier for around 400 independent music retailers.