November 19, 2009 07:00 ET

IODA Clients Sweep Latin Grammys With Best Salsa, Samba, Brazilian Pop, Instrumental, Alternative and Contemporary Tropical Albums, and Best Tropical Song

Digital Continues to Ensure That Independent Latin Labels and Their Artists Have the Exposure and Presence They Need to Succeed on a Global Scale

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2009) - IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music and film industry, today announced that among the fifteen IODA clients nominated for Latin Grammy awards, seven won for categories including Best Salsa, Samba, Brazilian Pop, Instrumental, Alternative and Contemporary Tropical Albums as well as Best Tropical Song. These crowning achievements reflect the success of some of Latin music's biggest stars and the expert guidance of their labels. The announcement was made today at the Buenos Aires Feria Internacional de la Musica.

"We are honored to have the opportunity to work with artists of such high caliber across so broad and rich a genre and fulfill a very real cultural obligation to make this music available to fans around the world," said Erik Gilbert, VP of Content for IODA. "As our catalog of Latin music grows, we're working to make sure we're getting artists exactly where they need to be, helping them connect directly with their fans, and giving their labels the tools they need to succeed. We look forward to another year of great music from these award-winning Latin artists and congratulate them on their achievement."

The independent labels and artists who have selected IODA for digital distribution and marketing and were recognized with a Latin Grammy award are:

Best Salsa Album
Ciclos - Luis Enrique
Label: Top Stop/SelectoHits

Best Tropical Song
Yo Ne Se Manana - Luis Enrique
Songwriters: Jorge Luis Piloto & Jorge Villamizar

Best Instrumental Album
Duets - Carlos Franzetti & Eddie Gomez
Label: Acqua Records

Best MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) Album
Ivan Lins & The Metropole Orchestra
Conductor: Vince Mendoza
Label: Biscoito Fino/Oilua

Best Samba/Pagode Album
O Pequeno Burguês!! - Martinho da Vila
Label: MZA Music

Best Alternative Music Album
Commercial - Los Amigos Invisibles
Album: Gozadera Records/Nacional Records

Best Contemporary Tropical Album
Gracias - Omara Portuondo
Label: World Village/Montuno

In addition to on the ground operations, IODA's strategic partners in South America -- Distribuidora Belgrano Norte in Argentina and Tratore in Brazil -- extend its ability to bring its catalog to millions of listeners. The region's top mobile carriers including Telefonica, Nokia, Telcel, Claro and TIM have partnered with IODA to make millions of independent tracks available to fans in 18 countries as mastertones, ringback tones and OTA full track downloads.

About IODA

IODA, the Independent Online Distribution Alliance, is one of the industry-leading digital distribution companies for the global independent music and video community. IODA provides comprehensive services to record labels, physical distributors, artists, and filmmakers, including license negotiations; media encoding and metadata management; royalty payment administration and reporting; and marketing and promotional support. Founded in 2003, IODA represents a rapidly expanding roster of nearly two million music tracks and over 2,000 independent film and video titles. IODA distributes its music and video catalog to hundreds of digital storefronts worldwide, including all major digital music services like iTunes®, Amazon MP3 and MySpace Music and mobile carriers and outlets such as Verizon Wireless, Sprint and Nokia. The company's website is

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