-Fresh on the heels of launching his new digital-only record label—Nappy Boy Digital—hip-hop singer/producer T-Pain has tapped mobile content company Zed (formerly 9 Squared) as the label’s exclusive mobile distributor. Under the deal, Zed will place Nappy Boy Digital content on all U.S. wireless operators sales portals with which it has agreements, as well as on its off-deck sales site.

Zed struck a similar deal on the same day with KOCH Entertainment for the exclusive distribution of the label’s master ringtones.

- The music blogging service MOG introduced a new advertising network designed for independent music blogs and websites that contribute content to the MOG network.

The MOG Music Network is similar to other Internet ad networks like Google AdSense in that it sells advertising inventory to a range of interested brands, and then serves those ads on the sites of participating bloggers, and each participating site gets a cut of the proceeds.

The network aims to also increase traffic to member sites by including headlines and excerpts in published RSS feeds and improving search engine results in their favor.

As part of the program, music bloggers writing independently can opt to have their content automatically published in the MOG site, and all will have access to the Rhapsody music engine to stream full songs as well.
The company also announced that Columbia Records’ Rick Rubin joined its board of directors.