Posted by Dave
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3/17/2006 1:17:43 PM
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Earlier today, IODA (the Independent Online Distribution Alliance) and Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless provider in the U.S., announced they will distribute IODA's music catalog to Verizon Wireless' V CAST Music service, adding more than 1,500 independent labels from around the world to the recently launched mobile music service. The music from IODA-distributed labels is available today on V CAST Music.
IODA's music catalog brings a rich and diverse array of content from independent labels and distributors around the world to V CAST Music, including artists and labels from KOCH Entertainment Distribution, China Record Corporation, Shellshock (UK), Outside Music (Canada), Inertia Distribution (Australia) and Daiki Sound (Japan). Its eclectic catalog ranges from established classics to modern up-and-comers, and includes the following labels and artists:
ABB (Little Brother, Dilated Peoples, Defari)
Absolutely Kosher (The Wrens, Pinback, Mountain Goats)
Ark 21 Records (Belinda Carlisle, Howard Jones)
Anticon (Sage Francis, Why?)
Badman (My Morning Jacket, Mark Kozelek)
Birdman (Gris Gris, Paula Fraser, Boredoms)
Bomb Hip Hop (Cut Chemist, DJ T-Rock)
Cantaloupe Music (Philip Glass, Bang On a Can)
Chancellor Records (Frankie Avalon)
Corazong Records (Flying Burrito Brothers, John Lee Hooker)
Cornerstone RAS (AWOL One, Dr. Dog)
DV Music, Inc (Louie Devito)
Delmark (Junior Wells, Big Joe Williams)
Easy Star (Easy Star All Stars)
Equity Records Inc (Clint Black)
ESP Disk (Billie Holiday, Ornette Coleman, Charlie Parker)
Everest Record Group (Bill Haley & the Comets, Patsy Cline, Jimi Hendrix,
Fat Cat Records (Animal Collective, Mum)
Fat Possum Records (R L Burnside, deadboy & Elephant Man)
G7 Welcoming Committee Records (Noam Chomsky, Propaghandi, Weakerthans)
Gearhead (The Pink Swords, Electric Eel Shock)
Guerilla Funk (Public Enemy, Paris)
Harmonia Mundi USA (Tokyo String Quartet, Anonymous 4)
Hieroglyphics (Del the Funky Homosapien, Souls of Mischief)
KAB America (Ryuichi Sakamoto)
Liquor Barrel (Planet Asia)
LSO Live (London Symphony Orchestra)
M.C. Records (Odetta, Pinetop Perkins)
MAXJAZZ (Erin Bode)
Naxos of America, Inc (Royal Philharmonic, Russian Philharmonic
New Albion Records (Anthony Braxton, John Adams)
Ondine Inc (Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony
Other Minds (Ezra Pound, George Antheil)
Quango (Bliss, Talvin Singh)
Quannum Projects (Blackalicous, Lyrics Born)
RER USA (Fred Frith, Faust)
Ropeadope Records (Charlie Hunter, Christian McBride)
Rubric Label Group (Brian Jonestown Massacre, Gogel Bordello)
Six Degrees Records (Bebel Gilberto, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Issa
System Recordings (Diesel Boy, Sasha & Digweed)
Taxi (Sly & Robbie, Horace Andy, U Roy, Black Uhuru)
UrbanDigital (Master P, Romeo)
Trax (Scramin Rachael, Joey Baltran)
True North (Bruce Cockburn, Howie Beck)
What Are Records? (Stephen Lynch, The Samples)
World Music Network (Rough Guides Series, Nuru Kane, Emmanuel Jal)
World Village (Boubacar Traore, Christopher O'Riley)
Wrasse Records (Seu Jorge, Fela Kuti)
"Mobile distribution and strong carrier relationships are essential to a healthy future for independent music," said IODA vice president of marketing and business development, Tim Mitchell. "With V CAST, Verizon Wireless has established itself as an important and innovative pioneer in the digital music space. IODA is excited to bring high levels of quality and variety to this ground-breaking service."
John Harrobin, vice president of marketing for Verizon Wireless, said, "Since the inception of V CAST Music, indie music has been an integral part of the service and IODA brings an important catalog of music to our V CAST Music customers. The addition of IODA's indie artists, from t
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