Canadian distributor RPM has ceased operations, according to a letter to clients by company president Paul Herzog alerting them of the sudden closure.
"To all accounts," it read. "I regret to inform you that RPM Distribution will be closing all operations effective immediately. No orders will be processed moving forward and any existing orders in the system will be cancelled."
He continued, "All returns on site will be processed and credits will be provided. New returns will not be issued or accepted. Limited staff will be here to facilitate and oversee accounts payable/receivables and supplier returns."
While the web site contains the last release announcements, as late as Jan. 4, Dec. 28, 21 and 14, the search function no longer works. The home page slideshow still shows such albums as Springsteen On Broadway; Imagine Dragons' Origins; a Grateful Dead best-of, Skeletons From The Closet; Bryan Ferry and His Orchestra’s Bittersweet; Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Kaleidoscope; The Tea Party’s Splendor Solis; and Nicole Cruz’ Siku.
An email to Herzog was not immediately returned. RPM Distribution is based in Concord, Ontario, an industrial district, just north of Toronto.