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  1. MySpace Music Launches Down Under

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MySpace Music has arrived down under. News Corp has flicked the switch on its digital music platform in Australia and New Zealand, in what the media giant anticipates will be a global roll out. The social music service is a music-lover's one- ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Next Move For Marshall Chess

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Marshall Chess has joined with industry figures Eddie Piller and Fredrik Ekander to form Tri-Sound, a new label specializing in contemporary soul. The label's first release will be the Third Degree's northern soul reworking of Duffy' ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Harvard Paper on P2P Flawed But Worth Reading

    June 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two Harvard Business School economists tackled the effects of digital piracy in a new working paper titled “File-Sharing and Copyright” (download the PDF here ). In the paper, Felix Oberholzer-Gee and Koleman Strumpf address the impact file-sharin ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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. ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. MIDEM Numbers Down

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Attendance at MIDEM and MidemNet 2009 fell to around 8,000 participants, according to conference organizers. That represents a fall of around 12% on 2008's total of 9,100 and, while some delegates may have anticipated a steeper decline after ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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- ...

  16. Amazon's U.K. MP3 Store Goes Live

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST The long-anticipated Amazon.co.uk MP3 service has finally arrived, although the online retailer's download store had a low-key launch. The service went live today (Dec. 3) and boasts 3 million DRM-free tracks from all four majors and leading ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Zune Pass Opens Doors On Permanent Download Offer

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Starting today, Zune users subscribing to the $15 a month Zune Pass service will get to also keep 10 tracks a month of their choice as a permanent download. Previously the Zune Pass worked like any other subscription service, where users paid the ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Virtual World Integrates '3D Playlists'

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Virtual world IMVU has launched a music extension to its service, aiming to offer something like a "3D playlist" to set itself apart from other social networks and playlist services. Like other virtual worlds, IMVU lets users browse and ...

  21. Performers Line-Up For AIR Awards

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rising star Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, alternative rock act the Drones and folk-rock singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright are among the artists confirmed to perform at the 2008 AIR Awards, to be held Nov. 24 at Melbourne's Corner Hotel. Othe ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Nokia Unveils Comes With Music Service

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nokia has unveiled its all-you-can-eat Comes With Music package for the U.K., although the scope of its "unlimited access to millions of tracks" offer has some potential restrictions. It launches Oct. 16. Nokia has partnered with the Car ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. BigPond First Aussie Store To Offer MP3s

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Telecommunications giant Telstra's internet service provider BigPond has become the first Australian online music store to offer download tracks in DRM-free MP3 format. It has struck deals with all the four Australian-based majors plus leadin ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. LAMC Announces Lineup

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Julieta Venegas, Plastilina Mosh and DJ Bitman will play Central Park's SummerStage July 12 as part of the 9th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City. The July 8-12 conference's other performances include Brazilian Gi ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Social Networks, Managers Discuss New Biz Models

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Two panels held at NARM this afternoon (May 6) represented a significant departure from yesterday's programming, with speakers on the "Music and Social Networking" and "Artist Managers" panels declaring the old CD and majo ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. IODA, IMMF Sign Distro Deal

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT IODA and the International Music Managers Forum have linked for a worldwide digital distribution partnership. Through the deal IODA will handle all licensing, encoding, delivery, and accounting for IMMF. Members of the IMMF/MMF can use IODA's ...

  36. Burnside Links With Bomb Hip-Hop Records

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Burnside Distribution and San Francisco-based Bomb Hip-Hop Records signed an exclusive worldwide distribution deal. Burnside will handle the label's physical distribution needs, and IODA will serve as their digital distributor. Bomb is best k ...

  37. IODA Names Kartzman To Client Services Team

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ted Kartzman has been named VP of client services at indie digital distribution service IODA. Kartzman joins IODA from Rhapsody, the digital music service of RealNetworks, where he was director of independent labels business responsible for managi ...

  38. Digital Briefs: LimeWire, Last.fm, Musicbrigade

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST -File-sharing site Lime Wire has inked a deal with Redeye Distribution to offer more than 20,000 tracks through its digital music store. The deal will add music from 200 independent labels distributed by Redeye and include in-house labels Yep Roc ...

  39. IODA Expands Distro Roster

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Digital distribution company IODA has struck deals with seven new independent distributors. The American companies now distributing through IODA include Darla, Rev Distribution, and Malaco. European signings include German distributor Tesco, as we ...

  40. Labels, Aggregators Back PlayNow

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile music is making a big noise at the MIDEM conference in Cannes this week. Device manufacturer Sony Ericsson so far has made the biggest splash with a major expansion of its PlayNow initiative to include more than 5 million tracks. The increa ...

  41. RoyaltyShare Launches New Distro Service

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST RoyaltyShare introduced a Web-based digital music distribution and management service at MIDEM designed to compete with digital distributors like The Orchard and IODA. The system is targeted at smaller independent record labels and DIY artists loo ...

  42. IODA To Indies: Don't Sign With Digital Services

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a letter to its members, IODA is asking indie record labels not sign deals with free on-demand music streaming services like Imeem and Lala until the organization has time to negotiate better royalty rates on their behalf. IODA has been in talk ...

  43. IODA, Spectre Launch Joint Service

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Digital distribution service IODA and independent radio promotion firm Spectre have partnered for a joint service, Spectre Digital. The offering will provide artists who work with Spectre the ability to digitally service their tracks to radio, as ...

  44. Slacker Inks Deals With Majors, Indies

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Slacker personal radio service has struck licensing deals with EMI Music, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group, adding their catalog to an existing deal with Sony BMG. The company also added several indie label deals, including Beggars Gro ...

  45. Digital Briefs: MyStrands, SpiralFrog, IODA, Groove Mobile

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Music recommendation app MyStrands introduced a free, personalized Internet music TV application called MyStrands TV. The service allows users to create customized video channels around specific artists or genres, and share that channel with fri ...

  46. IODA Expands Reach

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT IODA is expanding into the video and film market. The indie music digital distributor says it will add independent film content to such online video outlets as Netflix, RealNetworks and EZTakes, as well as mobile content providers like Amp'd, ...

  47. Canadian Wireless Operator Preps Download Service

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Canadian wireless operator MTS Allstream is launching a full-song music download service with technology provider Groove Mobile, the same company behind the Sprint Music Store. The Allstream service includes the IODA Free Track Chart, which offers ...

  48. Sony BMG Strikes Deal With Last.fm

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has become the third major label to sign an international content deal with Last.fm, the U.K.-based online music-recommendation service. Sony BMG joins EMI Music Group and Warner Music Group that are allowing recording ...

  49. Wind-Up Licenses Catalog To Verizon

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wind-Up Records has licensed its entire catalog to the Verizon Wireless V Cast Music service. The V Cast full-song download service to date has struck deals with the four major labels and digital aggregators of independent music like IODA and The ...

  50. Music Widget Firm Sonific Launches Syndication Program

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music widget firm Sonific has introduced a program to syndicate its software to all artists and labels. The company has existing deals with such labels and distributors as IODA, V2 Records and Nettwerk Music Group. The syndication program, called ...

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