December 02, 2011 12:02 ET

IODA Clients Recognized in Grammy Nominations

Independent Labels and Artists Using IODA Receive Nominations Across Genres Including Classical, Jazz, New Age, Reggae and Roots

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 2, 2011) - IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music industry, today congratulated the independent labels and artists nominated in the 54th annual Grammy awards. This year's nominees again showcased the contributions and success of the independent music industry with recognition across genres.

"Congratulations to all IODA labels that received nominations for this year's Grammy awards. We are thrilled to represent such a diverse and talented group of artists and albums," commented Adam Rabinovitz, VP of Client Management and Marketing at IODA.

The nominations spanned more than 13 categories, including Best Jazz Instrumental Album (Yellowjackets), Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album (Christian McBride Big Band, Gerald Wilson Orchestra), Best Orchestral Performance (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra), Best Choral Performance (Choir Of Trinity College Cambridge), Best New Age Album (Peter Kater), and Best Reggae Album (Monty Alexander).

The complete nominations from the IODA family of independent labels and artists are:

Best New Age Album: Peter Kater - Wind, Rock, Sea & Flame [Point Of Light Records]
Best Jazz Vocal Album: Roseanna Vitro - The Music Of Randy Newman [Motéma Music]
Best Jazz Instrumental Album: YellowJackets - Timeline [Mack Avenue Records]
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Christian McBride Big Band - The Good Feeling [Mack Avenue Records]
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Gerald Wilson Orchestra - Legacy [Mack Avenue Records]
Best Banda or Norteño Album: El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario - Estare Mejor [A.R.C. Discos]
Best Regional Roots Music Album: C.J. Chenier - Can't Sit Down [World Village]
Best Reggae Album: Monty Alexander - Harlem-Kingston Express Live! [Motéma Music]
Best Instrumental Composition: Russell Ferrante, composer (Yellowjackets) - Timeline [Mack Avenue Records]
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Kevin Killen, Brendan Muldowney & John Shyloski, engineers; John Shyloski, mastering engineer (Seth Glier) - The Next Right Thing [MPress Records]
Best Orchestral Performance: Nicholas McGegan, conductor (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra) - Haydn: Symphonies 104, 88 & 101 [Philharmonia Baroque Productions]
Best Orchestral Performance: Jirí Belohlávek, conductor (BBC Symphony Orchestra) - Martinu: The 6 Symphonies [Onyx Classics]
Best Choral Performance: Stephen Layton, conductor (Choir Of Trinity College Cambridge) - Beyond All Mortal Dreams - American A Cappella [Hyperion Records]
Best Small Ensemble Performance: Richard Savino, conductor; El Mundo - The Kingdoms Of Castille [Sono Luminus]
Best Small Ensemble Performance: The Bay Brass - Sound The Bells! [Harmonia Mundi]
Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Poul Ruders - Music Of Poul Ruders, Vol. 6 [Bridge Records, Inc.]

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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