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  1. Kevin Arnold Named Co-Chair of digitalmusic.org

    February 25, 2013 4:21 PM EST Kevin Arnold, currently Sony Music Ent. EVP and senior advisor to the Global Digital Business Group, will serve as co-chair with Christina Calio of Microsoft of digitalmusic.org, according to a release by the National Association of Recording Merc ...

  2. Cooking Vinyl Launches CV America Headed By Essential USA CEO Erik Gilbert

    October 03, 2012 2:52 PM EDT The CV Group has rolled subsidiary Essential USA into its newly launched CV America which will be headed up by Erik Gilbert. In addition to the global platform for marketing and distribution services that Essential US provided to North American la ...

  3. Exclusive: The Orchard Names Colleen Theis Chief Operating Officer; Announces Lonestar Signing

    August 06, 2012 3:00 PM EDT The Orchard, an independent music and video distribution company operating in more than 20 global markets, has announced the appointment of Colleen Theis as Chief Operating Officer. Theis, who previously worked as Managing Director of UK & Eur ...

  4. Exclusive: The Orchard Acquires IRIS Distribution

    May 09, 2012 11:30 PM EDT The Orchard has acquired fellow digital distributor IRIS Distribution, bringing further consolidation to the digital distribution marketplace, according to an email apparently addressed to IRIS-distributed labels from that company's co-founde ...

  5. Exclusive: Frenchkiss Label Group Announces First Distributed Labels: ATP, White Iris, Underwater Peoples, More

    May 09, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Frenchkiss, which announced the formation of the Frenchkiss Label Group earlier this year, has announced the first nine labels joining the fold: ATP Recordings, Cavity Search, Cult, God Mode, Holiday Friends, JAXART, Pendu Sound, Underwater People ...

  6. Layoffs at The Orchard Following Ioda Merger

    March 27, 2012 3:26 PM EDT Digital distributors the Orchard has laid off employees just three weeks after its merger with the Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA). According sources with knowledge of the layoffs, ten people from the IODA side of the business were ...

  7. Orchard, IODA Merging; Sony Music To Invest In New Company: Sources

    March 05, 2012 7:19 PM EST The Orchard and the Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA), the two largest digital aggregators in the United States, are merging. Sony Music Entertainment will be a strategic investor in the combined entity, sources tell Billboard.biz. A ...

  8. Retail Briefs: Essential Music & Marketing Launches North American Division

    January 23, 2012 8:40 PM EST Essential Music & Marketing Launches North American Division -- Essential Music & Marketing, a U.K. and European indie distribution company, has launched a North American division. Erik Gilbert, who previously was VP of client strategy at ...

  9. Cricket's Muve Music Quietly Passes 500,000 Subscribers

    January 09, 2012 9:05 AM EST Mobile carrier Cricket Communications announced Monday it surpassed 500,000 subscribers to Muve Music, the unlimited music service it bundles with mobile service. About one year after launch, Muve Music has quietly amassed about half the subscribe ...

  10. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Lynn Hazan

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 33 (tie) Lynn Hazan CFO/executive VP/GM, RED Distribution; executive VP/GM, Independent Online Distribution Alliance Website: Redmusic.com , iodalliance.com Twitter: @stachemedia Lynn Hazan, as executive VP/GM of both RED Distribution and the ...

  11. Business Matters: Obama Admin. Gets Behind Performance Rights Act, Harsher Illegal Streaming Penalties

    March 16, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Obama Administration Gets Behind Performance Rights Act -- Record labels and performers appear to have inched closer to getting a performance right for sound recordings. On Tuesday, the White House U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinato ...

  12. IODA And Sony Launch IODA Africa

    January 23, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Independent Online Distribution Alliance , a digital distribution company for the independent music industry, today announced the launch of IODA Africa, which it describes as the first global digital music distribution network in Sub-Saharan A ...

  13. Rdio Launches To Public, Adds More Content

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music streaming service Rdio opened to the public on Tuesday with an additional distributor’s content and availability in Canada. It had been in private beta release since early June. Rdio has added IODA to the content it has already licensed from ...

  14. Guvera Inks Oz Deal With Liberation

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian ad-supported digital music service Guvera has struck a content partnership deal with indie Liberation Music Group, part of the Melbourne-based Mushroom Group of Companies. The Australia-only licensing deal is the first news from the Gol ...

  15. Mflow Launches In U.K.

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The social music discovery service mflow has officially launched in the U.K. It was has been operating a closed trial for 10,000 invited users since October 2009. From April 15, it has removed access restrictions, though it remains for U.K residen ...

  16. Better Than Cheap? Distribution as a Commodity

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As prices for basic services drop, digital distribution is becoming a commodity with few differences between services. Artists and labels are being well served by low-priced distribution services that charge a flat fee and return 100% of retail sa ...

  17. Ad-Supported Guvera To Launch in U.S. on March 30

    February 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ad-supported music service Guvera announced at its New York City launch party that it will launch in the U.S. on March 30. The Australia-based company also announced at the Feb. 18 event that it has licensing deals with INgrooves, BMI, the Harry F ...

  18. Ad-Supported Guvera Launches Down Under

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ad-supported digital music startup Guvera has quietly launched in beta mode down under. The Gold Coast, Australia-based company today (Feb. 2) revealed that its local service was activated last week with more than 40 Australian advertisers taking ...

  19. Business Matters: Spotify, Citizen Cope, IODA and More

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Spotify CEO Daniel Ek tells BBC News a U.S. launch is ...

  20. @MIDEM: Chinese Mobile Operators Get IODA Catalog

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST IODA has signed a deal with leading Chinese digital music distribution company R2G which will give mobile phone users in China access to the content aggregator's catalog of independent music. According to the terms of the deal, announced toda ...

  21. @MIDEM: RightsFlow, PRS For Music Sign Deal

    January 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST RightsFlow, which provides mechanical licensing for labels and digital service providers, has signed a deal to identify and license PRS for Music works for mechanical uses in the U.S. Since digital service providers began paying for streaming, sub ...

  22. MySpace Music Launches In The U.K.

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Over a year after its U.S. rollout, MySpace Music has made its long-awaited bow in the United Kingdom, going live at 00.01 U.K. time today (Dec. 3), following a launch gig by U.K. rock band Kasabian at London's Heaven venue. As with the U.S. ...

  23. MySpace, Merlin Standoff Ends

    November 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST MySpace Music and independent music aggregator Merlin buried the hatchet with a deal that adds the company's roster of independent labels to the online streaming music service. While financial details of the arrangement were not disclosed, th ...

  24. Blog Network MOG To Add New Web Site Services

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music-focused blog network MOG expects to add a music streaming, download and Internet radio service to its site by Thanksgiving, according to a company announcement. Dubbed MOG All Access, the music service will be fully Web-based and cost $5 per ...

  25. RightsFlow Closes Round Of Funding

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT RightsFlow, a provider of mechanical licensing, accounting and royalty payment services for companies that sell or distribute music worldwide, has completed a $1.5 million Series A financing round with Originate Ventures of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania ...

  26. Digital Briefs: LimeWire Hiring, The Orchard To Alter Pricing

    July 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- LimeWire has hired another former record label executive, this time bringing onboard Zeeshan Zaidi for the newly created position of head of global. Zaidi was most recently COO of the online media startup NABBR, but formerly was VP of new ventu ...

  27. Spotify Signs IODA Deal For 2 Million Tracks

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spotify has signed with IODA to bring the digital distributor's catalog to the ad-funded free streaming service. IODA will provide Spotify users with music drawn from a catalog of nearly 2 million tracks from over 50 countries. Artists covere ...

  28. Briefs: Country Sales, EFF, Spotify, TuneUp

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Country album sales dropped 24% last week compared to an 8% drop for the market. But country continues its digital progress. Year to date, digital accounts for 11.4% of album sales. That's just more than half of the digital share of pop al ...

  29. Sony Music, Indie Distro IODA Sign Partnership

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment and indie digital distributor IODA have joined forces in a partnership that allows Sony and its independent distribution subsidiary RED to tap into IODA's digital distribution system worldwide. Sony has also made a st ...

  30. Latin Briefs: Orfeon, LAMC, Flakiss

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Mexican independent label Orfeon has secured worldwide digital distribution through IODA. Orfeon’s catalog includes Agustin Lara, Celia Cruz, Pedro Infante and many other heritage acts in such genres as cumbia, tejano, vallenato and salsa. The la ...

  31. Business Briefs: IODA, Kelly Clarkson

    March 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Independent digital distributor IODA has announced worldwide distribution agreements with five new dance/electronic music labels and three new boutique retailers. New labels include AEI Media Ltd, Easy Street, MN2S, Naked Music, and Soulheaven. ...

  32. Billboard Q&A: IODA Chief Kevin Arnold Chats About Unlikely Sales Successes, Statutory Royalty Rates And More

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Arnold, founder and CEO of the Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA), has plenty to celebrate these days. His company, which provides digital distribution for indie labels, is making inroads into new genres and markets. And he just ...

  33. SESAC Latina Summit Set For March

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST SESAC Latina is presenting a one-day conference that will discuss digital distribution specifically as it pertains to the Latin marketplace. The "Latin Music Digital Summit" 2009 will consist of one industry panel and a showcase featurin ...

  34. Filmax Launches Spanish Digital Music Service

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST European digital distributor 24-7 Entertainment announced its entry into the Spanish market with the launch of Filmax's music download store musica.yodecido.com. The store is powered by 24-7 Entertainment, describing it as one of "a myri ...

  35. IODA Expands Int'l Reach

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST IODA has announced new deals with leading independent labels in France, Brazil, the Netherlands and the Caribbean. Scorpio (France), Munich Records (Netherlands), Som Livre (Brazil) and the Caribbean Music Group (based in Trinidad) will all now be ...

  36. MySpace Music Expands Offering

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST MySpace Music has added content from five larger independent labels and indie music distributor, four months after its September launch. The new partners include Nettwerk Music Group, INgrooves, IRIS Distribution and RoyaltyShare, as well as Wind- ...

  37. Ad-funded Models Scrutinized At Dot Bleep Conference

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ad-supported digital music models won't save the day for indie labels. But ratcheting-up the dialog with ISPs and carriers may be just the tonic to ensure better rates for content, attendees at AIR's inaugural Dot Bleep digital and mobil ...

  38. IODA Expands Japan Footprint

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Independent digital distributer IODA has partnered with BounDEE, Japan's largest distributor of independent music. Under the terms of the partnership, IODA will share in BounDEE's relationship with more than 200 online music and mobile s ...

  39. MySpace Music Adds IODA

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MySpace Music added thousands of independent labels to its service today (Oct. 23) through a new deal with independent digital distributor IODA. Details of the agreement were not disclosed. MySpace Music has drawn criticism from some in the indie ...

  40. IODA Launches Nordic Arm

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Independent digital distributor IODA has announced the launch of IODA Nordic through a partnership with Bonnier Amigo Music Group, the music arm of Nordic media company Bonnier AB. Under the terms of the strategic partnership, IODA will distribute ...

  41. IODA Adds European Distros

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Independent digital distributor IODA announced partnerships with several European distributors in advance of the Popkomm Conference in Berlin. Discograph, Forte Music Distribution, Harmonia Mundi Distribution, Cobayn, and the Music Information Cen ...

  42. RightsFlow Upgrades 'Flow' System

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT RightsFlow is upgrading its "Flow" system to handle licensing, accounting and payment solutions for labels, distributors and online music services to license and pay songwriters and music publishers. The launch of the turnkey product fol ...

  43. Digital Briefs: Sony BMG, Tesco, IODA, RoyaltyShare

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sony BMG's Commercial Music Group unveiled a licensing Web site for filmmakers called MovieTunes. The site allows filmmakers to submit the music criteria they need, which a Sony BMG staffer will then use to help find the right song. - Warne ...

  44. China Bound R2G, IODA To Launch Subscription Service

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to provide an alternative to pirated music, Beijing-based digital distribution service R2G is launching an online music subscription service in China that will feature songs from U.S.-based independent digital distributor Independent ...

  45. Byron Brizuela Launches Rize High Records

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Producer/arranger/songwriter Byron Brizuela, known for his production of West Coast urban/regional acts such as Jae-P and Flakiss, has launched his own record company, Rize High Records. The label, based out of Los Angeles, had a soft launch late ...

  46. IODA Adds Fuego And MCD Entertainment

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Digital distributor IODA has added Miami-based Fuego and Brazil's MCD Entertainment to its roster of independent label partners. Fuego's retail division, as well as digital retailers Agave Mobile and iMusica, have also joined as distribu ...

  47. Telefonica To Sell IODA Content

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Telecom operator Telefonica has entered into a worldwide partnership with the Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA) to make IODA’s one-million song catalog available to mobile users in 24 countries. IODA’s independent music will be avail ...

  48. IODA Opens Shop In Spain

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Independent digital distributor IODA has launched in Spain. IODA Spain (IODA ES) is the result of a partnership with independent record label, publisher and distributor DiscMedi. Additionally, DiscMedi has formed a new digital division dubbed iDfd ...

  49. NARM Panel Talks Digital Music Retail

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT During the Digital Landscape panel at the NARM convention, digital merchants sounded very much like their peers in the brick-and-mortar world as they wrestle with pricing issues, profit margins and competition from other forms of entertainment sof ...

  50. IODA Launches Label Stores

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Independent digital distributor IODA has launched Label Stores, a download storefront that enables labels and artists to sell digital music directly to consumers. The offering was announced at the Digital NARM conference in San Francisco. IODA Lab ...

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