Neuton Medien Vertrieb announces insolvency.

I’ve had a Press & Distribution deal for my label Things to Come Records with Neuton Distribution since June 2002. Neuton has been a major force in vinyl manufacturing for electronic music. They out paced and out lasted many of it’s competitors. More likely than not if you purchased a new dance record in the past decade it had a small white “Distributed by Neuton” sticker on it somewhere.

According to Belgian online magazine Side-Line, Neuton will announce insolvency today. To be clear, I don’t know the exact details and what this really means. The word insolvency generally states they won’t be able to pay their bills. Is it a sign they are about to go out of business? My initial thinking is yes. The world is moving all digital and music is basically free. Vinyl is a niche product for collectors and audiophiles only.

“Neuton, one of the biggest (vinyl) music distributors, is about to announce its insolvency today. After the collapse of the UK distributor Amato and the Japanese distributor Cisco, the whole vinyl label scene and the distributors were under extreme pressure. Neuton worked with many top electronic labels, distributing music for diverse labels including Four Twenty, Tresor, Vakant, or Perlon and has worked in the past with labels like Bpitch control, Playhouse, Klang or M_nus.” –

If Neuton pulls through I will happily continue to produce records with them. If they follow the path of the DoDo bird I wish the very best to SIggi, Bo and all my friends there. Electronic music and great songs will always be produced.

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Oliver Chesler

"Hello my name is Oliver and I'm going to tell you a story." I have been recording music since 1989 under the name The Horrorist. I have released over 60 singles and 4 full length albums. To hear my music please go to:

7 thoughts on “Neuton Medien Vertrieb announces insolvency.”

  1. What caused all this? Neuton’s mismanagement? The Cisco bankruptcy? Richie Hawtin? Are all vinyl lovers dead? DAMN SHAME!

    U lost a lot of €€€ because of your p&d deal? Neuton did their manufacturing via Handle with Care, right?


  2. wow. drag. they’ve been around a long time and deal w/lot’s of labels. i wonder who, if anyone, will fill the void if neuton does actually disappear?

  3. Mr. Chesler,

    How is your own personal vinyl collection? Do you still buy records?

    Do you get any promo records from other artists, or do people send you CD/digital formats only?

    Jason // Chicago

  4. Throwing another question into the mix: You mention you’ve DJed, do you spin with vinyl, CDs, or software? Do you think one is inherently superior to the other?

  5. Hi Satikfire: I don’t buy records anymore but I have over 5,000. Believe it or not most of them are from the 80s. I still get promos on vinyl but mostly CD and links to digital downloads.

    All the DJing I’ve done has been with Traktor (digital).

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