IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music and film industry have launched IODA Nordic through a partnership with Cosmos Music Group. Under the terms of the strategic partnership, IODA will distribute Cosmos Music Groups’s catalog of independent music and labels through its international network of online and mobile partners. Together, Cosmos Music Group and IODA will provide marketing support for their large catalogs to local retail partners in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.
Cosmos Music Group, the largest independent Scandinavian music group, serves all of Scandinavia with local A&R, music distribution, sales and marketing services. From singles-driven pop to the most respected Scandinavian jazz and folk music of this era, Cosmos Music Group has built a large network of quality music throughout the region. The launch of IODA Nordic highlights Cosmos Music Group’s strong commitment to digital marketing and sales as a core component of its business strategy.
“We are thrilled to partner with IODA to stimulate a new era of opportunity and growth for the independent music community in the Nordic region. We see great potential for IODA’s international catalog of artists and labels and look forward to increasing their exposure through active marketing campaigns and retail placement,” says Fredrik Ekander, CEO of Cosmos Music Group. “IODA’s technology platform is the best in the industry – and we look forward to providing our labels with an effective way to grow their digital sales globally.”
Through IODA Nordic, Cosmos Music Group’s artists and labels will have access to comprehensive digital distribution and targeted, automated marketing services in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland as well as the the rest of the world. IODA’s worldwide network, which spans every major music market, will provide Cosmos Music Group’s labels with the ability to more actively build their international fan bases.
“Cosmos Music Group shares our commitment to using digital technology to level the playing field for the independent music community,” says Kevin Arnold, founder and CEO of IODA. “Our global technology platform and Cosmos Music Groups’s music representation and local market knowledge will make IODA Nordic a potent asset for both labels and retailers in northern Europe. There is a wealth of quality music coming out of this part of the world and we look forward to making more of it available to fans everywhere.”
With nearly 2 million tracks in IODA's catalog and a distribution network of more than 400 retail partners 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. The company’s website is www.iodalliance.com.