September 14, 2010 09:00 ET

IODA Labels and Artists Recognized With Latin Grammy Nominations in Record Numbers

Leading the Global Digital Market for Latin Music of All Styles, IODA Helps Independent Artists Build Their Brands and Listenership Through Distribution and Marketing Services

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2010) -  IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music and film industry, today announced that IODA artists and labels were nominated 34 times in more than 20 categories of this year's Latin Grammy awards -- including Record of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album. IODA's Latin catalog has grown significantly over the last year with success stories like Ely Guerra, Maria Gadú, and ChocQuibTown. From Latin Alternative to Tropical to Brazilian, IODA continues its focus on helping music fans connect with quality, diverse music coming out of Central and South America, Spain and the Caribbean.

"We are thrilled that so many of our artists and labels have been nominated for Latin Grammy awards," said Erik Gilbert, VP of Client Strategy for IODA. "The Grammys are a celebration of excellence and we are honored that these artists and labels have chosen IODA as their digital distribution and marketing partner."

IODA's network of digital retail channels extends to millions of listeners. With mobile partners like iMusica, Telefonica and Nokia, and download stores like iTunes Mexico, IODA's catalog of more than two million independent tracks are available to fans around the world.

All part of the IODA family, the following independent labels and artists have been nominated for this year's Latin Grammys:

Record Of The Year

Artist: Maria Bethânia
[Biscoito Fino]

Best New Artist

Maria Gadú
[Som Livre]

Best Alternative Music Album

Magical Radiophonic Heart
Artist: Banda de Turistas
[Nacional Records/Pop Art Discos]

Hombre Invisible
Artist: Ely Guerra
[Homey Company]

Best Alternative Song

Artist: Fernando Burgos, Gabriel Galvan & Denise Gutierrez
[Nacional Records]

"De Donde Vengo Yo"
Artist: Gloria "Goyo" Martinez, Miguel "Slow" Martinez & Carlos "Tostao" Valencia
Songwriters: ChocQuibTown
[Nacional Records]

Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album

Vuelve Y Pica...El Pollo
Artist: El Binomio de Oro de América
[Discos Fuentes]

Prueba Superada
Artist: Omar Geles & Alex Manga
[Discos Fuentes]

Te Dedico Mis Triunfos
Artist: Jorge Oñate
[Discos Fuentes]

Best Traditional Tropical Album

Tributo A Orlando Contreras "El Jefe del Despecho"
Artist: Pedro Jesús
[J&N Records]

100 Sones Cubanos
Artist: Varios Artistas
[J&N Records]

Sonando Ya
Artist: Sierra Maestra
[World Village]

Best Singer-Songwriter Album

Maria Gadú
Maria Gadú
[Slap/Som Livre]

Best Instrumental Album

Afro Bossa Nova
Artist: Paulo Moura e Armandinho
[Biscoito Fino]

Best Folk Album

El Folclor de mi Tierra
Artist: Checo Acosta
[FM Discos y Cintas S.A.]

Canta A Chabuca Granda
Artist: Eva Ayllón

Best Tango Album

Tango Grill
Artist: Pablo Aslan
[Zoho Music]

Sentido Único
Artist: Leopoldo Federico y Hugo Rivas
[Nueva Dirección y Acqua Records SRL]

Best Flamenco Album

El Sentido del Aire
Artist: Juan Carmona
[Le Chant Du Monde]

Best Latin Jazz

Artist: João Donato Trio
[Dubas Música / Universal Music / Acre Musical]

Cuban Dreams
Artist: Chuchito Valdés
[J&N Records]

Best Christian Album (Portuguese)

Horizonte Distante
Artist: Rosa de Saron
[Som Livre]

Best Samba/Pagode Album

Poeta Da Cidade: Martinho Canta Noel
Artist: Martinho da Vila
[Biscoito Fino]

Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album

Slow Music
Artist: Joyce
[Biscoito Fino]

Best Sertaneja Music Album

Ao Vivo
Artist: Luan Santana
[Som Livre]

Best Native Brazilian Roots Album

10 Años CD 2
Artist: Banda Calypso
[Som Livre]

Best Brazilian Song (Portuguese Language)

"Litoral E Interior"
Artist: Sérgio Santos
Litoral E Interior
[Biscoito Fino]

"Tantas Marés"
Artist: Edu Lobo & Paulo César Pinheiro
Tantas Marés
[Biscoito Fino]

Artist: Adriana Calcanhotto
[Biscoito Fino]

Best Latin Children's Album

MPB Pras Crianças
Artist: Banda de Boca
[Biscoito Fino]

Artist: Vários Artistas
[Azul Music]

Best Classical Album

Tchaikovsky: Manfred
Artist: John Neschling & Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo
[Biscoito Clássico - Biscoito Fino]

Artist: Fernando Otero
[World Village]

Best Recording Package

Hombre Invisible
Artist: Ely Guerra
Art Director: Pico Covarrubias
[Homey Company]

Best Engineered Album

Artist: Moogie Canazio & Gabriel Pinheiro
Engineers: Moogie Canazio & Luiz Tornaghi
Mastering engineer: Maria Bethânia
[Biscoito Fino]

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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