MVD Entertainment Group is a corporation consisting of three major divisions:
The bulk of MVD’s exclusively represented DVD division has been re-branded as MVD Visual. Since 1999, this division has released over 2000 titles and is one of the largest producers of Music DVD. MVD Visual specializes in producing, releasing, marketing, and distributing audio-visual content on Blu-ray, DVD and electronic formats worldwide. The focus has tradionally been on music DVD, which allows for aggressive marketing, publicity, promotion, and sales. And MVD also features a large variety of other genres including film, documentary, horror, educational, and more.
MVD Audio handles exclusive distribution and representation for audio content on CD, vinyl, and through digital delivery. MVD Audio has content agreements with record labels and artists worldwide including Manifesto Records, Metal Mind Productions, Amherst Records, Inakustik, Uproar, V-12 Records, Trapeze Music, Yellow Dog Records, and many more.
The wholesale operation of MVD is called MVD Distribution. This division is a one-stop for Music DVD, carrying the best selection of the format in the world, and further offers a huge selection of non-music DVD. MVD Distribution executes the physical fulfillment of its products (including MVD Audio and MVD Visual), servicing major chains, distributors, one-stops, online retail, and independent retail.
MVD Entertainment Group (previously known as Music Video Distributors, Inc) was founded in 1986 by Tom Seaman, an industry veteran of more than 40 years, whose background includes retailing stints with Record Hunter, Sam Goody, Musicland, CBS Retail, and wholesale experience with Jem Records. MVD initially acted primarily as a one-stop, buying all labels' music-related VHS releases and reselling to music and video stores. Getting involved with DVD early, MVD called upon its strong relationships with content holders, labels, artists, and management to become a world leader in music DVD. In 2006, MVD expanded further and launched an audio CD division based on these same strong relationships with suppliers and customers. Since then, MVD has expanded to also distribute vinyl, collectible figures, and a varety of digital content.