Friday, May 28th, 2010
Collaboration to Bring IODA Labels to Emerging Markets Including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan

HONG KONG--(Marketwire) - IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music industry, today announced a partnership with Hong Kong-based independent label Love Da Records. Love Da will distribute and market music from IODA's catalog of more than two million tracks to digital music retailers across the Asia-Pacific region. The announcement was made today at the Music Matters conference in Hong Kong.

"IODA has long strived to create opportunity without borders for our clients. This partnership with Love Da is the latest in a string of agreements with top distributors and labels around the world," said Isaac Bess, IODA's senior director of Global Business Development, referencing IODA's work with partners such as Bonnier Amigo in Scandinavia, BounDEE in Japan and Tratore Records in Brazil. "Love Da has proven extremely adept at recognizing and actualizing the potential for international music in these emerging Asian markets. We're elated to have a strong partner that can provide important exposure for our clients."

Love Da will act as a conduit for IODA content into the region, facilitating deals with Asia's top digital service providers and acting as a local marketing arm. Love Da will leverage these successful relationships to raise the profile of IODA labels and artists in Asia through such programs as consumer marketing, physical distribution and touring.

"We've seen great success in Asia with artists like The Prodigy, Vampire Weekend, The XX, Arctic Monkeys, Phoenix, Mumford & Sons, Temper Trap... the list goes on," said Tommy Chan, founder of Love Da Records. "As our distribution network has expanded to include emerging territories like Singapore, Taiwan, and Malaysia we further our goal to be the leading one-stop music company offering a full range of marketing and distribution services for indie labels in the region. IODA's catalog of artists and labels is unparalleled, and we are eager to start working together to reach fans in our part of the world."
The Asia Pacific region is an important international market with continued growth in digital music sales and a growing interest in international music. On the heels of its successful alliance with BounDEE, Japan's largest distributor of independent music, the Love Da partnership extends IODA's presence into other key markets including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan.

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 over 5,000 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(R), 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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Love Da Records is an international record label founded in 1998 in Hong Kong. As one of the largest indie music distributors in South East Asia, Love Da distributes more than 150 individual labels comprising a wide range of different music genres. With a team of committed staff determined to promote good music in the region, Love Da has also expanded to Singapore and Malaysia and has been responsible for promoting renowned and award winning acts such as Grace Jones, The Prodigy, Tiësto, Grizzly Bear, Crystal Castles, MIA, Bloc Party, Patrick Watson, Speech Debelle, to name a few. Record labels represented by Love Da Records include V2 Co-op, Ministry of Sound group, PIAS group, Beggars group, Cooking Vinyl, Warp, Ninja Tune, Shellshock cargo, NEWS, K7, Kitsuné Music, Wagram, Discograph, and more. The company is also active in promoting artists and bands via live shows and working with government associations to promote their countries musical gems in annual events. The company's website is
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ODA's catalog of more than two million tracks to digital music retailers



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