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Neurotic Media Signs Indie Labels To Hosted Model January 18, 2010

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Neurotic Media, the leading provider of online and mobile entertainment download solutions, announced that it was selected by E1 Entertainment, Madacy Entertainment/Countdown Media, and Curb Records for “Hosted Model” digital distribution services. The “Hosted Model” is a term coined by record companies for a digital distribution model whereby they host their digital catalogs with a vendor (i.e. Neurotic Media) that allows them to control and administer their distribution relationships in the marketplace directly, hands-on, in a self-managed manner.

Using Neurotic Media’s do-it-yourself admin platform, content owners such as record companies and distributors manage their digital assets on a project-by-project basis, including both business-to-business-to-consumer (B2B2C) initiatives and direct-to-consumer (D2C) projects.

Content owners use Neurotic Media to launch brand and retail partners quickly using either Neurotic Media’s Neurolinq API tools or Neurotic Media’s do-it-yourself, template-based services. Additionally, content owners use Neurotic Media’s platform to execute and manage their in-house needs, such as empowering artist websites’ download stores, widgets, give-away campaigns, and solutions for corporate partners. Neurotic Media’s platform provides its content owner clients with an easy path to increase distribution and sales revenues, a path that has been tested and proven by major record companies since Neurotic Media launched its enterprise-class platform in 2005.

Meredith Marconi, SVP of Sales & Marketing of Neurotic Media, comments: “We’re excited to add marquee independent record companies such as E1 Entertainment, Curb Records, and Madacy Entertainment/Countdown Media to our Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) platform. With the ongoing shift of revenues from physical to digital products, independent record companies are now able to recognize returns from using our system, which in the past were considered only major label domain. Our robust, holistic digital platform offers multiple online and mobile delivery capabilities that touch many departments and initiatives within a record label or distribution company. We are proud to empower leading independent distributors who can now yield strong returns from shifting certain operations, services and programs to the digital domain.”

INgrooves Continues International Expansion Through New Retail Partners October 15, 2009

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INgrooves, a leading provider of digital distribution, marketing and promotion services to the independent music community, furthers its reach internationally and welcomes a host of new retailers on board. 24-7 Entertainment, Starzik and People’s Music Store have struck deals to make the INgrooves catalog available; strengthening INgrooves’ position as a global independent distributor.

The recent deals also include distribution and marketing relationships with a variety of partner stores affiliated with the retailers. White label service provider 24-7 Entertainment, powers a number of sites including MediaMarkt (Germany), CDOn (Scandinavia) and TDC Play (Denmark). Starzik is the 5th ranked legal downloading service in France and works with multiple retail stores in other European markets such as ebaymusic (Spain) and fnacmusic (Belgium). People’s Music Store offers a unique “people powered” music download service for users to create their own individual stores.

INgrooves continues to offer an exceptional suite of distribution and marketing services across the globe. Currently, INgrooves connects its labels and independent artists to over 200 top line retailers, including FNAC, Virginmega, Boomkat and 7 Digital.

Alex Branson, VP & Managing Director of International at INgrooves, commented, “INgrooves has enjoyed rapid international growth this year. We have added new retailers and content owners and we have strengthened our relationships with established overseas partners and clients. We are thrilled to have Starzik, 24-7 Entertainment and Peoples Music Store on board and look forward to working with them on some creative artist campaigns.”

Ed Underwood, People’s Music Store COO, said, “We are delighted to add the ever-expanding and diverse INgrooves catalogue to the service, which takes our catalogue close to the 1 million track mark. Connecting fans and artists and empowering them to generate sales from their genuine recommendations is key and this deal is a big step in the right direction for all involved.”

Limewire Announces Partnership with CD Baby July 2, 2009

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Url: http://www.store.limewire.com
New York, July 1, 2009–Lime Wire LLC today announced a partnership with CD Baby, one of the largest digital distributors for independent music, representing over 240,000 independent artists, to sell their expansive digital catalogue in the LimeWire Store. This deal brings the total number of licensed tracks to over 3.5 million.

The deal provides access to titles from artists such as Regina Spektor, Gary Jules, Joe Purdy, Ingrid Michaelson, Melissa Ferrick, Charlotte Martin, Colin Hay, Stan Ridgway, and hundreds of thousands more.

“CD Baby has established itself as a major player in the indie community, so we are excited to be working together,” said Tom Monday, Director, Partner Relations for Lime Wire. “CD Baby and LimeWire Store both champion independent artists and give them access to new customers and revenue opportunities, so it’s a perfect partnership, really.”

“We are very excited to add Lime Wire’s rapidly growing online store as a new partner and opportunity for CD Baby artists,” said Phil Bauer, Director of Digital Distribution, CD Baby.

About LimeWire Store
LimeWire Store, launched in the spring of 2008 by the makers of the popular p2p software, sells 256kbps, DRM-free MP3s provided by leading distributors including The Orchard, IODA, Redeye, IRIS, Tunecore, CD Baby and respected labels like Kemado, Delicious Vinyl, Dulatone, Militia Group, Fader, Ghostly, plus many more. Its digital music offering has grown to include more than 3.5 million recordings by today’s top indie artists and music legends. LimeWire Store also produces exclusive content, such as its Live at Lime series, which includes live sessions by indie icons such as Matt & Kim, Juliana Hatfield, Sloan, School of Seven Bells, O’Death, Lisa Loeb, and others. LimeWire Store’s music team is committed to providing participating artists and labels unique promotional opportunities with exclusive releases, targeted marketing, and events. For more information, visit http://www.store.limewire.com.

About CD Baby
Started in a garage in 1998, CD Baby (http://cdbaby.com) has grown to become the world’s leading distributor of independent music. To date, CD Baby has paid out over $111 million directly to independent artists. From its Portland, OR headquarters, the company warehouses and ships over 250,000 independent albums to a customer base that spans the entire globe. In addition to shipping physical discs, CD Baby was one of the first to open the doors for the independent music community to access digital retailers. The company also offers other services to musicians such as the ability to accept credit cards at shows, web hosting through their sister company HostBaby, short-run disc duplication, merch items and download cards.