PIAS Moves Forward Following Catastrophic Fire

LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Following the blaze that destroyed Sony DADC UK's distrubtion center on August 8th, PIAS has isussed their preliminary business continuity plan.

Sony DADC have actioned their Business Continuity Plan and are back up and running from a new control room in Enfield. PIAS continue to work with them to minimise the impact on the business, a number one priority for all our labels and clients. Sony DADC have identified a temporary distribution partner and it is envisaged that they will be in a position to pick, pack and ship orders in the course of next week.

This follows an earlier statement regarding a fire last night [August 8th] at the SonyDADC warehouse, which services the physical distribution for PIAS in the UK and Ireland. PIAS’s UK offices in London and all other areas of our business are unaffected.

We will continue to communicate directly with all our labels and partners through the coming hours and days.

We wish to thank everyone for the overwhelming messages of support

PIAS' Kenny Gates went on to note that through Sony's rapid implentation of a contingency plan, PIAS hopes to be shipping records to stores again by next week.

"The PIAS team has been working around the clock to limit the damage . We know that the livelihood of many talented, passionate and hard working music people, artists and small and bigger labels is at stake and depend on our actions and those of Sony DADC." Gates wrote in the statement.

Police have arrested three teenagers in connection with the fire, which destroyed more than three million physical releases and merchandise. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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