May 25, 2011 19:06 ET

IODA Expands Footprint in Asia With New Service Partnerships

KKBOX and ezPeer Drive Growing Awareness of Independent Labels and Their Artists Throughout Asia

SINGAPORE--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music industry, today announces new partnerships with KKBOX and ezPeer. These direct service providers (DSPs) represent new ways to access music for fans in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia and Indonesia. The announcement was made today at the annual Music Matters music festival and conference in Singapore.

"What's particularly compelling about much of Asia for us is that the digital landscape favors and supports independent music. These partnerships expand this music ecosystem and support the organic growth already happening," said IODA's Senior Director of Global Business Development, Isaac Bess. "With strong DSP partnerships in place, IODA is well positioned to serve these markets as they grow in 2011 and beyond."

"IODA's catalog is essential for our fans," said Chris Lin, CEO, KKBOX. "We are delighted to make such a wide variety of independent music of every genre available to KKBOX listeners and look forward to an excellent partnership with IODA."

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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