“The news about Syntax, yesterday afternoon, left us shocked & confused. By no means are we happy about the loss. In many ways they helped our business, as they were a leader in the industry. We wish everyone at Syntax the best in new endeavors. They’re a great bunch of people that were truly passionate about the industry. They will be sorely missed by many.
Our biggest worry is where this leaves the US vinyl market. We realize how many shops are dependent on Syntax for weekly product. Without that option there, shops will be without stock & forced to close down. This leaves us without an industry to cater to.
As some of you may or may not know, Sector Media is a newer distribution company. We’re comprised of people that have worked for Watts & Syntax. Up until now, our primary focus has been DnB, Dubstep, & Breaks. Because of our concern for the industry’s supply & demand, yesterday evening we decided on an immediate expansion! We hope to be a new one stop alternative to the vinyl industry. Honestly, we don’t think these closings are because vinyl is dead, it’s because the business model has changed! We’ve merely downsized & now need to have real expectations. Vinyl will never be was it was, but it’s definitely not dead. The fact that we and several other companies are alive & doing well are proof of this.
We’ll begin our multi genre release lists in the next couple of weeks. Please let us know labels & artists that are essential to your business. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.”