Independent music distributor the Orchard has announced an exclusive digital distribution and promotion partnership with Roger McGuinn.

Independent music distributor the Orchard has announced an exclusive digital distribution and promotion partnership with Roger McGuinn.

Under the deal, the Orchard will distribute McGuinn's new release, "Limited Edition." The set will be available exclusively at subscription service Emusic for 90 days starting April 1. It will then be available at all legitimate digital music services in the U.S., Europe and Australia via the Orchard's distribution network.

The physical CD of "Limited Edition" will be available via Amazon.com and mcguinn.com.

McGuinn was an early supporter of digital music and online distribution; in 1995, he began recording and uploading a set of traditional folk songs to his Web site.

The Orchard and Emusic are owned by Rye, N.Y.-based private-equity fund Dimensional Associates LLC.