September 06, 2011 18:00 ET

ABC Music and IODA Partner to Distribute ABC Music Catalog Globally

More Than 1,000 Titles Broaden IODA's Catalog With Internationally Renowned Artists The Wiggles, The Audreys, Tim Finn and Country Music Sensation Lee Kernaghan

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2011) - IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing and technology solutions for the independent music industry, today announced it has signed a global distribution deal with ABC Music, the music label of the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), which is Australia's national public broadcast company. Known for its wide success with artists including The Wiggles, Lee Kernaghan and The Audreys, ABC Music releases a unique range of children's, country, classical and contemporary music from many of Australia's leading artists. The partnership expands IODA's international catalog as well as its local presence in Australia. The announcement was made today at the Big Sound conference in Brisbane, Australia.

The partnership provides global distribution for all ABC Music labels including ABC Jazz, ABC for Kids and triple j, as well as ABC Classics. Australia's premier producer of classical music CDs, ABC Classics releases recordings by the Australian symphony orchestras and leading classical music artists and ensembles.

"ABC Music has such a rich and vast catalogue across many diverse genres and spanning many years," says Robert Patterson, Head of ABC Music. "We are very excited to be working with IODA in taking our catalogue to the worldwide digital community."

"IODA is honored to partner with such an important, culturally embedded Australian institution," says Erik Gilbert, VP of Client Strategy at IODA. "This deep catalog enhances our global roster of music in many categories. We look forward to making it available to fans around the world."

About ABC Music
ABC Music is Australia's largest independent record label. It has been in existence for over 40 years and has a massive catalogue of recordings across contemporary, alternative, country, classical, jazz, world, children's music and much more.

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 more than two million music tracks and thousands of independent film and video titles. IODA distributes its catalog to hundreds of digital storefronts worldwide, including all major digital music services like Amazon MP3 and iTunes®, new access services such as Deezer, MOG, Rdio and Spotify, and mobile carriers including AT&T, Orange, Rekochoku, Verizon and Vodafone. The company's website is

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