Operating from our distribution centre in Wallingford since 1990, with five warehouses and office buildings, Plastic Head is one of only a few UK independent distributors to own its own premises, in fact, we seem to be one of the few remaining real distributors that actually ships and controls its own stock. This means we can offer label clients a secure, cost effective and efficient service, enabling us to meet their specific requirements. With our enthusiastic, hard-working and hands-on approach we can ensure we have the means to get your goods to market.

Our Label Management department has years of experience working closely with our distributed labels and is committed to a friendly, professional service, achieving the best from every release they represent. Our senior label managers have been with the company for over fifteen years and oversee a young, energetic team.

Having been one of the UK’s leading distributors for over a quarter of a century we have assisted in worldwide chart success with major artists throughout our history. These include albums and singles from Motorhead, Emperor, The Offspring, Less Than Jake, Green Day, Nightwish, Anthrax, Bring Me The Horizon, Electric Wizard, Orange Goblin, Testament, Meshuggah, Cannibal Corpse, Opeth, Def Leppard, Electric Light Orchestra, Magnum, Yes, J. Mascis, Mott The Hoople, Franz Ferdinand, Dinosaur Jr, Jeff Lynne, Royce Da 5’9”, Lil’ Kim, Libera, Acid Reign, Diamond Head, Wardruna, 1349, Heilung, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Dead Kennedys, Killing Joke, Chelsea, Subhumans, The Dualers, Ruts DC, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Electric Wizard, Ghost, Cathedral, The Dead Daises, Sammy Hagar…as well as a multitude of other artists.


As well as a comprehensive base of independent bricks & mortar, and an array of online music retailers, our customers include HMV, Amazon, various popular supermarkets and countless wholesalers. We offer 100,000 lines of CD, DVD, Vinyl, Books, T-shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Patches, Hats, Bags, Glassware, Puzzles, Board Games and much much more!!!!

Working closely with our customers, we are able to offer a wide range of retail marketing opportunities to our exclusive client labels, maximising their visibility in the UK market. As well as the major chains, we have been dealing with indie stores since we started and are committed to preserving these relationships and supporting them wherever possible.


Our vast export catalogue gives the customer one of the best places in the world to source a wide variety of ranges. We also have one of the largest export wholesale customer databases of any distributor in the UK, giving our clients access to places other distributors do not reach. We are always on the lookout for non-exclusive products to offer to our customers and will happily carry catalogues from labels/suppliers already working with other distributors in order to maximise their worldwide sales. We offer 100,000 lines of CD, DVD, Vinyl, Books, T-shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Patches, Hats, Bags, Glassware, Puzzles, Board Games and much much more!!!!

Plastic Head exclusively distributes over 150 audio labels to the European and Worldwide markets, with at least two independent distribution partners in all key territories. We can successfully be your one stop shop for international services from manufacture to in store globally.


Our warehouse can also take care of all of your fulfilment shipping needs. Already providing warehousing and distribution services to UK suppliers Cadiz, Code 7, Nova and Wildstar, as well as a number of our exclusive client labels, we are able to ship orders on their behalf to their own customers across the world, often consolidating such orders with our own regular shipments to save our clients time and money.


Plastic Head offers an online Business To Business website, allowing our client labels to track their monthly sales day by day, monitor their stock levels and download their monthly sales statements.


For just over three decades, Plastic Head has been licensing, designing and selling printed apparel and novelties into the retail market, as well as supplying artists with tour merchandise. Along the way, we have added official character properties to our roster, and developed DTR (Direct To Retail) supply programmes for several leading European fashion chains. Our experienced team have become one of the leading music and character merchandising companies in Europe. Whether you’re a band seeking fair priced t-shirts and a dependable service for your tour, or a leading licensed property agent/owner looking for the best creative range-building and speediest route to market, Plastic Head can offer the right solution. From its core roots as a rock and metal merchandiser to the latest innovative distribution of licensed ranges using e-commerce and social media, we can deliver great results.

Long term relationships with our suppliers ensure that we can offer our clients top quality at great supply prices. We have been supplying band tours and handling the range building, product design and budgeting for clients throughout our history. Our in-house graphics team can develop concepts directly from your ideas, we can then email you mock-ups for approval at your own convenience. We are also able to supply a large selection of different product lines for your tour or event, including quality branded short and long-sleeved tees and sweats, jackets, caps, beanies, jewellery, posters, pins, mugs, wristbands and much, much more. If it exists and can be decorated, then Plastic Head can source it on time and at the right price!


Plastic Head Media Ltd (PHM) started life with seven labels (five of which were in-house) in 2007 as a division of Plastic Head Music Distribution, it then became its own successful standalone entity. Working with over 400 labels and artists PHM is now considered one of the leading independent digital distributors in the world, covering every genre of music from metal giants such as Ghost and Electric Wizard, to the celestial sounds of Libera, and has even helped to distribute official charity singles sponsored by both Manchester United and Rangers football clubs. PHM also digitizes the work of labels ranging from established hard rock companies to emerging hip-hop enterprises.

Several years back people within the industry were wondering what the next format would be, we had all enjoyed the LP, the cassette, and the compact disc, but what could possibly be next? Allowing you to purchase music twenty-four hours a day worldwide, without having to leave the comfort of your own home, digital was that new format, forever changing the way we bought and listened to our favourite songs.

Working closely with the world’s leading digital platforms, such as Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, Google Play and Tidal, PHM covers hundreds of digital, physical and mobile outlets, empowering our labels and artists to reach out into the worldwide market of the entertainment industry.

Not only is digital great for new releases, sales of which are now considered for chart positions, but also for the exploitation of back catalogue. Many record labels have cupboards full of dusty forgotten master tapes, which digital can breathe a new life into, allowing them to generate revenue that was previously impossible. PHM can provide a service to help you exploit your catalogue no matter how large or small it may be, taking care of the full digitization process, from receiving your masters, through to seeing your work digitally available across the world.