SOURCE: IODA

June 19, 2008 08:00 ET

IODA Signs Demon Music Group for Worldwide Digital Music Distribution

Legendary Labels Add Soul, Blues, Jazz and Rock Music to IODA's Large Catalog

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 19, 2008) - IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music industry, today announced a ground breaking, exclusive partnership with catalog music specialist Demon Music Group for the U.S. and Canada. This deal expands IODA's catalog of more than one million tracks with some of popular music's most famous heritage artists including Ian Gillan, Don McLean, Ian Dury, Frankie Ford and Andy Williams. The announcement was made today at the London Calling conference in London, UK.

Demon will now have virtual shelf space at more than 400 digital storefronts including retailers, mobile outlets and subscription services that make up IODA's distribution network. In addition to distribution, Demon will leverage Promonet, IODA's unique digital marketing platform, to drive online and offline sales. Promonet allows labels to reach the Internet's most valuable tastemakers: the more than 3,000 digital retailers, music websites, social networks, bloggers, podcasters, internet radio programmers, and music supervisors around the world that are members of the growing Promonet promotional distribution network.

"The choosing of an exclusive digital partner for the U.S. & Canada has been a critical decision for our company. With IODA, we have struck an ideal partnership that gives us access to considerable online marketing and sales skills, and existing relationships with key digital and mobile stores," said Chris Birrell at Demon Music Group. "IODA's Promonet service greatly influences which ears will hear our artists, where the music will travel and its longevity around the world. Demon's catalog includes some of the biggest catalogue artists and is filled with rock, pop, blues and dance chart hits from the last 40 years. Our partnership with IODA makes us confident we are acting in the best future interests of our artists and their online fans."

"We are delighted that Demon has chosen IODA as its partner to make its important music catalog available around the world," said Erik Gilbert, VP, Content for IODA. "By making these recordings available through IODA's large distribution network, Demon is helping extend the life of some of the most enduring rock, soul, dance, pop, blues and world music of the 20th century."

Demon Music Group -- www.demonmusicgroup.co.uk -- is one of the UK's largest independent record companies, specializing in the creative production and marketing of CDs and music DVDs, and building its strength now in the digital market. Within its physical catalogue, it has 16 labels spanning all genres, formats and price points, from low-price single CDs, through to mid-price box sets and full-price TV advertised albums. Its repertoire is sourced from both major and independent companies around the world as well as its own vast library of rights. Other artists and catalogs Demon has digitally include John Foxx, The Farm, Jimmy Clanton, Showaddywaddy, The Cool-Notes, Urban Cookie Collective, The Belle Stars, Rozalla, Willie Clayton, Huey Piano Smith, alongside the Trax classic House Music catalogue (including tracks by Farley Jackmaster Funk, Joey Beltram and Frankie Knuckles) and the famous 'Ace of Mississippi' blues catalog -- never before available digitally in the USA & Canada.

About IODA

IODA, the Independent Online Distribution Alliance, is the industry-leading digital distribution company for the global independent music community. IODA provides comprehensive services to record labels, physical distributors, and artists, including license negotiations; media encoding and metadata management; and royalty payment administration and reporting. The company also offers promotional support through a dedicated marketing division and through the IODA Promonet (www.iodapromonet.com), a promotional distribution network that provides qualified podcasts, blogs, and other promotional sites with access to pre-cleared, legal music and other promotional assets from IODA's labels. Founded in 2003, IODA represents a rapidly expanding roster of over a million tracks from thousands of independent labels around the globe. IODA was named one of FORTUNE magazine's 25 Breakout Companies for 2005. The company's website is www.iodalliance.com.

IODA, IODA Promonet, IODA Rightsholder Dashboard and IODA Label Stores are trademarks of IODA, Inc. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

Contact Information

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    Jessica Hoffman
    IODA
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