Written by MVD Entertainment Group
MVD’s mission statement, “Serving Artists and Audiences,” represents the company’s commitment to the Artists: musicians, filmmakers, record labels, producers, directors, and managers, as well as the Audiences: wholesalers, sub-distributors, major retail chains, online retailers, specialists, and independent mom and pop stores, all the way to the consumer.
Founded in 1986, MVD has built a large catalog of exclusively distributed audiovisual content on DVDs, with special strength in music concert films, horror movies, documentaries, comedy, cult classics, and much more. In 2006, MVD entered the audio distribution business and soon thereafter merged with Big Daddy Music Distribution, picking up a large catalog of CDs, vinyl and digital audio rights.
MVD stays on the cutting edge of new media with a huge catalog of audio and visual digital rights, and by nurturing its direct relationships with the major digital and VOD platforms. MVD works with a variety of up-and-coming platforms as well and actively pursues new relationships.
In addition to physical, digital and international distribution, MVD also offers a suite of robust marketing and PR services designed to maximize visibility and increase the sales of its priority releases, including retail marketing (in-store promotions, co-op advertising, listening stations, positioning, digital advertising, etc.), as well as a variety of publicity campaigns that target top-tier reviewers and media outlets.
The MVD Team
MVD’s CEO, Ed Seaman, has been named a Billboard Indie Power Player for the past three years in a row, further cementing the company’s reputation in the entertainment industry as a major force in independent distribution.
MVD has a dedicated, long-time staff of industry professionals who work closely with the labels and film companies on its roster to ensure accurate and transparent reporting, high-quality inventory management, and on target sales and marketing strategies. MVD’s passion for great music and film, and its’ stability and long history of delivering above expectation, has ensured the continued growth of the company, even during some of the most challenging times.