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Revolver USA, Shellshock, and Bayside Entertainment Distribution Sign on to IODA's D3 Platform to Manage Digital Music Distribution
[January 25, 2006]

Revolver USA, Shellshock, and Bayside Entertainment Distribution Sign on to IODA's D3 Platform to Manage Digital Music Distribution

SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 25, 2006 -- Deals to Add Thousands of Tracks to IODA Catalog Including Music from Sleater-Kinney, Folk Implosion, Outlawz, and Guided by Voices

IODA -- the Independent Online Distribution Alliance -- today announced it has signed deals with three large independent CD and vinyl distributors to use its D3 (Digital Distribution Dashboard) platform. Revolver USA, UK-based Shellshock, and Bayside Entertainment Distribution will use D3 to manage their labels' digital music distribution to IODA's network of over 150 retail outlets worldwide. The announcement was made today from the 40th Annual MIDEM 2006 conference in Cannes, France by IODA founder and CEO Kevin Arnold.

The new distributor partners will add hundreds of labels to IODA's roster and thousands of tracks to the company's rapidly expanding catalog, including music from Sleater-Kinney, The Frank & Walters, Folk Imposion, Outlawz, Johnny Truant, Vashti Bunyan, Jawbreaker, Kid 606, The Ronnelles, Pennywise, Melvins, Mouse on Mars, Chicago Blues Reunion, Butthole Surfers, and many more.

More than 20 independent distributors, representing hundreds of labels on four continents, have signed on to D3 since its launch in June 2005. D3 provides an easy, fast, and low cost solution for physical music distributors to offer comprehensive digital services to their label clients, powered by a proven, industry-leading digital distribution platform. Distributors enjoy the benefits of a custom branded implementation of IODA's unique Rightsholder Dashboard tools and distribution platform while maintaining their label relationships directly. IODA takes care of all licensing, encoding and delivery, and accounting functions on behalf of the distributor and provides promotion and marketing support as well.

"D3 lets physical distributors establish or expand their digital presence in a matter of days, without significant overhead or investment," said Arnold. "Bayside, Revolver, and Shellshock bring an eclectic mix of labels and artists to IODA's growing catalog and we are excited to deliver their music to fans around the world."

"In a field filled with promises and hype IODA has consistently delivered and steadily increased our digital business," said Morty Wiggins, President of Bayside Entertainment Distribution. "They are courteous, professional and responsive."

"Shellshock is delighted to be able to offer our labels such a straightforward route to the digital market via IODA's D3 platform," said Garreth Ryan, Managing Director of Shellshock Distribution. "Our new arrangement allows all parties to continue to do what they do best: labels can concentrate their energies on finding and releasing quality music and Shellshock can focus on an integrated approach to distribution, both on-line and off-line."

Additional IODA distributor partners include Naxos of America, Allegro/NAIL, Daiki Sound (Japan), City Hall Records, Outside Music (Canada), Inertia Distribution (Australia), Synergy Distribution, M-ZONE (Japan), Suburban Home Distribution, Tonevendor Distribution,, Sonic Rendezvous (Netherlands), Road to Ruin Distribution, Neoplex (Japan), 101 Distribution, and KSD Music.

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; royalty payment administration and reporting; and promotional support through the IODA Digital Marketing division. Founded in 2003, IODA represents a rapidly expanding roster of over 300,000 tracks from more than 1,000 independent labels around the globe. The IODA catalog ranges from established classics to modern up-and-comers in all genres, including favorites such as Antony and the Johnsons, London Symphony Orchestra, Bebel Gilberto, Billie Holliday, They Might Be Giants, The Hives, The Wrens, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Van Morrison, and Fela Kuti. IODA distributes its client catalog to all major digital music services including the iTunes Music Store, RealNetworks' Rhapsody, MSN Music, Napster, Yahoo!, AOL MusicNow, Sony Connect, MusicNet, eMusic, OD2, and over 150 other retail outlets. IODA was named one of FORTUNE magazine's 25 Breakout Companies for 2005. The company's web site is located at

About Revolver USA

Revolver USA is a music distributor based in San Francisco. We sell independent label CDs, LPs, cassettes, 7" singles and related items to stores all over the world and to other distributors, as well as direct to consumers via Midheaven Mailorder. We also manufacture, distribute and market releases on our in-house imprints, the Communion label/Tupelo Recording Co. Revolver USA Distribution's website is located at

About Shellshock

Shellshock Distribution is an independent, national music distributor based in London. Services include: sales to all UK music retailers (independents, chains, on-lines etc.), label management, warehousing, international sales, co-operative advertising, marketing, planning and placement. The company's website is located at

About Bayside Entertainment Distribution

Bayside Entertainment Distribution is a full-service, national distributor of independent music and video labels. Founded over 27 years ago, the company has developed an industry-wide reputation as the best-known niche specialist distributor. Operating from an impressive 135,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility in California, Bayside represents and distributes over 150 independent labels. The company's website is located at

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