The Orchard has signed a worldwide digital distribution deal with Fierce Panda Records, the U.K.-based independent label.

The Orchard has signed a worldwide digital distribution deal with Fierce Panda Records, the U.K.-based independent label.

Fierce Panda repertoire includes material by Coldplay, Ash, Supergrass, Placebo, Lo-Fidelity Allstars, Idlewild, Hundred Reasons, Super Furry Animals, the Polyphonic Spree, Death Cab For Cutie and Keane.

The Orchard will distribute Fierce Panda repertoire to eMusic, iTunes (in the U.S., U.K. and Europe), Napster, Musicmatch, Rhapsody and Buymusic.

The deal marks the first time Fierce Panda has made its content available for digital distribution.