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LTE Distribution


LTE Distribution 
is a Music media distribution firm managed by service provider, Lee Thorp Entertainment. 
The evolution of the German distribution activities under the management of Patrick Lee-Thorp, means that Lee Thorp Entertainment (LTE), is still producing (live concerts and studio recordings), marketing, distributing and publishing music.

The lapse of restraints of the trade arrangements, allowed Patrick to move part of his digital catalogue to The Orchard in 1997. To begin with it was only the Mountain and Sea Records labels as they charted new waters with Scott Cohen and his colleagues. Physical distribution was with New Music Distribution from their start in 1996.

By 2006 LTE was running a distribution business offering services to selected Indie labels from France, Benelux, Germany the UK as well as taking care of the six in-house labels of Songwrights Publishers. It was also exporting finished product to these same countries, which continues.

Today LTE Distribution still represents different chosen labels and even single artists, in physical and digital distribution though with some territorial limitations. The historic association with the successor of Newmusic Distribution, NMD Distribution (now owned by Membran Entertainment) and the association with The Orchard (now a wholly owned SONY satellite), means the firm is a full service distributor with over 20 years experience.

LTE was started in Cape Town, South Africa in the mid-1970s, with a distribution alliance with EMI. That endured some 30 years until taken over by Universal Music, through whom the African CD catalogue is still available. LTE still represent certain South African producers world-wide.

All inquiries - LTE - email - leethorpentertianment@gmail.com
                                  post - Postfach 762334, 22070 Hamburg, Deutschland

P.S.  - Producers and Artists be warned, aggregators are not distributors. You still need the skills of a distributor to fully exploit the potential of your music. And if possible a distributor with some experience of both the analogue and digital world.  LTE Distribution, is one such music distributor.





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