San Francisco-based Independent Online Distribution Alliance has secured worldwide rights to digitally distribute content from several leading independent Japanese labels and distributors, including Daiki Sound, Neoplex and M-ZONE.
The music will be made available through IODA’s international network of digital music retail outlets both within and outside of Japan, including iTunes Music Store, Napster, Yahoo and RealNetworks’ Rhapsody.
The licensed catalogs, which will potentially add several hundred thousand tracks to IODA’s offerings, include music of all styles from across Japan with highlights in punk rock, hip hop and pop.
The company recently announced a global distribution deal with China Record Corp., China’s oldest and largest record company.
“This increasing international focus is a natural progression and formalization of what we’ve always considered to be an inherently global marketplace,” said IODA founder/CEO Kevin Arnold in a statement.