November 04, 2009 08:00 ET

IODA Expands Music Catalog With New Artists and Labels From the United States and Europe

V2 Benelux, Union Square Music, Jade Tree, Roy Orbison Jr.'s NooN Music and More Select IODA for Digital Distribution

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 4, 2009) - IODA, a leading distributor of independent music and film, today announced it has signed new artists and labels for distribution. New labels V2 Benelux, Union Square Music, the Agriculture Records, Asian Man Records, Barge Recordings, Catsup Plate, Captured Tracks, Jade Tree and NooN Music join IODA's growing roster. IODA also has signed the recently reunited band That Petrol Emotion, who will be digitally re-issuing their albums "Fireproof" and "Final Flame." Separately, IODA is also distributing their debut album "Manic Pop Thrill" via Demon Music Group.

"As an independent company, we were drawn to IODA's similar roots," said Tom Willinck, of V2 Benelux. "IODA not only has a deep understanding of the needs of independent labels and artists but also has developed sophisticated solutions for that community. We look forward to bringing our artists to music fans worldwide through IODA's large digital network."

These new additions to IODA's expanding music catalog will be distributed through its network of more than 400 digital retail outlets, mobile retailers and subscription services around the world.

New Labels & Artists

--  V2 Benelux - Originally founded by Richard Branson in 1997, V2 Benelux
    provides physical distribution, marketing, promotion, accounting and sales
    for a wide variety of artists in the Belgium and Netherlands regions,
    including Dan Wilson, Patrick Watson, Frank Boeijen, The Scene, Ane Brun,
    Luka Bloom, Lady Linn & her Magnificent Seven and Skunk Anansie.
--  The Agriculture Records - Founded by DJ Olive and James Healy from the
    ashes of the 1990s Williamsburg warehouse scene, ten-year-old The
    Agriculture Records represents artists from the street to the museums, from
    the clubs to the backyard barbeques. Upcoming album releases include DJ
    Olive, DJ /rupture and Matt Shadetek, Escape Arts, Badawi, and Deadbeat.
--  Asian Man Records - Run out of his parent's garage since 1996, Mike
    Park has planted Asian Man Records as one of the truly DIY punk labels
    around today. The label has introduced the world to such artists as the
    Alkaline Trio, The Lawrence Arms, The Queers, Andrew Jackson Jihad,
    Skankin' Pickle, and Lemuria. The label continues its presence in the DIY
    punk community and also their involvement in non-profit activism with their
    sister company the Plea for Peace Foundation.
--  Barge Recordings - Founded in 2005, Barge Recordings is a Boston/NYC-
    based label offering a wide range of sounds, from electronic to the
    unknown. Garnering attention for a unique curation of music, Barge
    continued on to release albums by The Fun Years, Geoff Mullen, MGR & Xela,
    Bird Show, and Animal Hospital. Barge has recently added the English duo
    Pausal to their roster of artists.
--  Captured Tracks - A Brooklyn-based label founded in 2008, Captured
    Tracks got its start with the post-punk sound of Blank Dogs. Captured
    Tracks has since expanded its roster to include artists such as The Beets,
    Beach Fossils, Wild Nothing and Mayfair Set.
--  Catsup Plate - Founded by Rob Carmichael over 15 years ago, Catsup
    Plate Records inhabits the zone between pop structure and experimental
    abstraction. Catsup Plate has provided a forum for a diverse group of
    artists: Animal Collective, Destroyer, Black Dice, The Double, Simon Joyner
    and Mountains, among many others.
--  Jade Tree - Approaching 20 years since its DIY inception, Jade Tree
    has earned its place as a household name in the world of independent music.
    The label has had the honor of introducing such luminaries as Pedro The
    Lion, Jets to Brazil, The Promise Ring and Lifetime to generations of indie-
    rock and punk music fans around the world. Recently, the label has worked
    with hardcore giants Paint It Black, post punk rockers These Arms Are
    Snakes, indie dance darlings Snowden, and Richmond punks Cloak/Dagger.
--  That Petrol Emotion - After a 15 year hiatus, That Petrol Emotion
    reunited in 2008 with their unique blend of hook-laden guitar pop. In
    addition to future releases, IODA has digitally re-released That Petrol
    Emotion's last studio album "Fireproof," as well as the band's final live
    album, "Final Flame," which has been restored to the full original running
    order, including several previously unreleased tracks.
--  Union Square Music - One of the five largest independent record
    companies in the United Kingdom, Union Square Music expects to release over
    fifty albums in North America before the end of 2010. The label works with
    artists across genres from rock to classical, jazz to punk. IODA will
    digitally release their albums in the United States, including Procol Harum
    ("One Eye To The Future"), Barbara Dickson (album of Dylan covers "Don't
    Think Twice It's Alright") and The Undertones, whose back catalog Union
    Square will release in 2010.
--  NooN Music - Roy Orbison Jr., son of legendary singer Roy Orbison, has
    joined IODA for digital distribution of his father's masters owned by his
    company NooN Music LLC. The first release is Orbison's "Last Concert,"
    recorded live just two days before the singer's untimely passing. It
    includes some of Orbison's biggest hits such as Oh, Pretty Woman; Only The
    Lonely; In Dreams; Crying; and Ooby Dooby.

"It is important to Roy Jr. to make his father's recordings available digitally, so we can reach Roy Orbison fans around-the-world," commented Tanja Crouch, Vice President, NooN Music. "IODA is helping us fulfill that mission. We are very happy to be working with them."

"The range of artists and labels we have teamed up with is a direct reflection of the diversity of our catalog," said Erik Gilbert, IODA's Vice President of Content. "We look forward to bringing the great music coming out of these well-regarded labels and artists to fans worldwide."

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 2000 independent film and video titles. IODA distributes its music and video catalog to more than 400 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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