In a nutshell…

Syntax Creative is one of the top independent digital distributors and aggregators representing nearly 70,000 songs. In an age where old systems are dying, Syntax gives their ever-growing list of clients excellent exposure by strategically placing their music in front of a world-wide audience. Syntax has utilized the changes in the music industry by building incredible relationships and positioning independents on equal ground with major labels through digital distribution. Syntax Creative will not only serve your present needs but will continue to look to the future to find new means of exposure and revenue streams keeping you on the cutting edge of distribution.


Until recently, labels relied on the major distributors to get their music to fans. That was because the job of pressing records and CDs and getting them onto store shelves is a daunting one. Along came the Internet. Now, it’s no longer necessary for fans to go to their local record stores to sample and purchase music. They can listen to samples online and download MP3s or have CDs mailed to their homes. This fundamental change in consumer behavior and convenience is causing distribution methods to change, as seen in the number of download retailers that have emerged in recent years.

This is where Syntax Creative comes into play. Online retailers- like Microsoft and Apple- rely on a new breed of distributors, like Syntax Creative, to manage it for them. Why pick up 1000 independent artists and have to write 1000 checks, when you could pick up one distributor with 1000 artists and write one check? Just as it is hard for an artist or independent label to negotiate deals with all of the leading physical retailers, it is near impossible for a retailer to negotiate with all of the independent artists and labels it would like to carry. Syntax Distribution makes both labels and retailers happy.

And today, Syntax Creative, is one of the top independent digital distributors and aggregators representing nearly 60,000 songs. Syntax handles many of the top independent record labels including Central South, Crossroads Music, and iShine, among others.


Our mission is to bring labels and retailers together by utilizing the shifting music industry and build incredible relationships through positioning independents on equal ground with major labels through digital distribution. In today’s digital economy, consumers no longer have to put forth effort traveling to stores sampling music before purchasing. Instead, consumers can sample and download music online and have it fulfilled instantly within their own home.




Kevin Sparkman

VP of Communications

Kevin Sparkman is the first Nashville-based hire upon Syntax Creative’s move to Music City in the summer of 2019. He comes to Syntax with extensive mass communications experience both in and outside of the music industry. Sparkman’s musical ties deepened …

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Timothy Trudeau


Timothy J. Trudeau began his professional journey in the music business in 1997. Since then, he has used his experience as an artist signed to a label, a label with signed artists, a distributor with signed labels to build Syntax …

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Brandon Musser

VP of Operations

Brandon Musser manages the complex and highly technical operations of storing, encoding, and delivering content for Syntax Creative. Since 2005, he’s overseen intake and output of all of the digital assets for both the proprietary label as well as all …

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Ian Polanco

Creative Director

Creative Director Ian Polanco’s specialty at Syntax is making things look pretty. He arrived to work in 2005 via 94 west. A graduate of Laguna College of Art and Design with a degree in Illustration and Graphic Design, Ian is …

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