The Northwest Alliance of Independent Labels (NAIL) in Portland, Ore., has signed exclusive distribution deals with seven international labels. None of the labels previously had significant U.S. distr

The Northwest Alliance of Independent Labels (NAIL) in Portland, Ore., has signed exclusive distribution deals with seven international labels. None of the labels previously had significant U.S. distribution.

NAIL has signed on to distribute the DIVA Label Group, a consortium of four French indies. DIVA comprises electronic label Platinum Records, producer Bertrand Burgalat's Tricatel label, and the eclectic Vicious Circle and Ici D'Ailleurs imprints.

Two British labels represented by Shellshock in the U.K. -- White Label and Artrocker -- have also been picked up for U.S. distribution by NAIL, as has Oslo-based Racing Junior, one of the leading indies in Norway.