Independent Online Distribution Alliance

  1. Lynn Hazan

    November 28, 2012 7:11 PM EST GM/CFO, Epic Records Getting Hits to Market Since joining Epic Records in January as GM/CFO, Lynn Hazan has spearheaded efforts at the label to staff up to support some 40 new artist signings, as well as the company's existing roster, under t ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Billboard's 2011 Women In Music Hub

    December 02, 2011 12:45 PM EST BILLBOARD'S WOMEN IN MUSIC HONOREES INDEX: Our 2011 Top 40 Women in Music list reads like a roster of the top people in the music business who happen to be women. The range of their achievements-at labels or publishing companies, in touring o ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. RightsFlow Builds A Business Around Clearing Song Rights

    March 18, 2011 12:00 PM EDT When it launched in the fall of 2007, RightsFlow comprised four people working out of the living room of president/CEO Patrick Sullivan's apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side.Today, the company has established itself as a disruptive ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Australasian Societies Sign With RightsFlow

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australasian Performing Right Association and sister organization the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society has struck a digital royalty collecting accord with RightsFlow, the N.Y.-based bulk mechanical licensing, royalty services and a ...

  8. Exclusive: Fake Drake Album Sold On iTunes

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Drake is such a hot artist that one of his albums is selling even though he didn't release it. An unauthorized album, "The Girls Love Drake," which features selections from the Toronto rapper's mixtape "So Far Gone" a ...

  9. Pinnacle Collapse A 'Nightmare' For Indies

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. independent labels' representatives have consulted a lawyer through trade body AIM after independent distribution company Pinnacle went into administration on Dec. 3, roughly equivalent to Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Around 60 labe ...

  10. MySpace, Majors Make Adjustments For Joint Venture

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As the dust settles from the Sept. 25 launch of MySpace's highly anticipated and somewhat controversial new music service, the broader implications of the initiative are becoming clearer. A joint venture of the News Corp. subsidiary and Unive ...

  11. Final Lineup Set For Billboard Regional Mexican Summit

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Regional Mexican music's top acts will meet the digital world's most important players Oct. 6 - 8 at the third annual Billboard Regional Mexican Music Summit in Los Angeles. In response to interest by the regional Mexican industry in adv ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Digital Briefs: UK's 3, Webby Awards, IODA

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - UK wireless operator 3 is licensing The Orchard's indie and world music catalog for full-song downloads, videos and ringtones. - The Webby Awards have opened its call for entries, adding some 30 new categories. Among them is a music video a ...

  14. Teddy Bear's Return

    September 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When director Spike Lee picked E.U.'s dance tune "Da Butt" for the soundtrack to his 1988 film "School Daze," the song became a No. 1 hit and a national sensation. Some 20 years later, the anniversary of the film and song ...

  15. IODA, MultiMusic Expand Reach Via Partnership

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA) and Mexican indie licensor MultiMusic have inked a reciprocal deal to make each other's content available on digital and mobile platforms. Under the partnership, revealed at the Latin Altern ...

  16. IODA, iMagine Forge Partnership

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hong Kong-based music production/distribution company iMagine has signed a deal whereby it will distribute San Francisco-based Independent Online Distribution Alliance's one million-track catalog to retailers and "promotional partners&qu ...

  17. Digital Distribution Bright Spot For Latin Acts

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Though digital distribution has proven to be a boon for unsigned and indie artists, panelists at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami revealed it's not merely a shortcut around the label system. Nielsen SoundScan figures presented by ...

  18. AAIM Taps Mahoney For Director Role

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The American Assn. of Independent Music (AAIM) has named former head of Fat Beats Records Jim Mahoney its new membership director. Mahoney left Fat Beats in early March to assume the position with the indie trade group. Mahoney was with Fat Beats ...

  19. Puretracks To Launch DRM-free MP3s

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian digital music service Puretracks has launched a collection of MP3s without digital rights management (DRM). The MP3s are available in Canada for download at its digital music store Puretracks.com. The Puretracks MP3 catalog will initially ...

  20. V2, Quibus Forge Content Pact

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST London-based independent label V2 Music has struck a deal to license its works for streaming and downloading on Quibus' peer-to-peer music promotion platform. Malmö, Sweden-based Quibus' service is free to the user, and revenues are gene ...

  21. IODA Taps Weitzner For Biz Role

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Exec had been with AAIM. The Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA) has named Rob Weitzner its VP of business development. Weitzner is taking over for the business responsibilities from VP of marketing Tim Mitchell, who will now focus exc ...

  22. IODA Taps Weitzner For Biz Role

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Weitzner was formerly with AAIM. The Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA) has named Rob Weitzner its VP of business development. Weitzner is taking over for the business responsibilities from VP of marketing Tim Mitchell, who will now f ...

  23. IODA Boosts Latin Content

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Digital distro adds six Latin labels. The Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA) has struck a number of digital deals to expand its reach in the Latin market. The San Francisco-based company announced agreements with six Latin labels, a L ...

  24. Tower Records To Embrace Podcasting

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will introduce TowerPod at South by Southwest. Tower Records is getting into the podcasting game. The struggling retailer will introduce its TowerPod service at the South by Southwest Music Festival next week—a series of free downloadable podcasts ...

  25. Koch Expands Digital Reach

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pacts with IODA, RoyaltyShare. Independent music distributor Koch Entertainment Distribution has extended its reach through separate partnerships with the Independent Online Distribution Alliance and RoyaltyShare. The company also converted more t ...

  26. Indies Clear P2P Distribution

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Matador Records, V2 Music and the Beggars Group are among the latest indie label groups clearing their content for distribution through legitimate P2P services. Each company has inked a deal with San Matador Records, V2 Music and the Beggars Group ...

  27. IODA Service To Push Podcast, Blog Promotion

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Partners include Amazon.com, Emusic, Live365. The Independent Online Distribution Alliance is launching a new service to feed indie label content to bloggers and podcasters, as well as larger music portals. The promotional distribution network is ...

  28. First Reports From NARM

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie retail, Music Monitor Network and more. Music label exes, retailers, distributors, merchandisers and artists flocked to San Diego Thursday for the opening day of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) convention held at the Mar ...

  29. Snocap Reaches Deal With Indies

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator Shawn Fanning, on March 17 said it had reached deals with various independent labels to facilitate the distribution of their music on peer-to-peer service (Reuters) -- Snocap, the latest venture of Nap ...

  30. Snocap Reaches Deal With Indies

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator Shawn Fanning, today (March 17) said it had reached deals with various independent labels to facilitate the distribution of their music on peer-to-peer se Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator ...

  31. Snocap Reaches Deal With Indies

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Artemis, TVT others sign up. Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator Shawn Fanning, today (March 17) said it had reached deals with various independent labels to facilitate the distribution of their music on peer-to-peer services. Earlier th ...

  32. Ecast Jukeboxes To Carry IODA Content

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Indie acts to be promoted with on-screen ads. Ecast has inked a deal to distribute songs from Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA), a digital aggregator and distributor of independent-label content, through its Internet-enabled pay-for- ...