Foster City, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2004
Live365, the largest internet radio network, announced today that it has partnered with several leading independent music providers, including Digital Musicworks International (DMI), INgrooves, I AM Music Online, and Nimbit. As a result, Live365Âs broadcasting community will be able to select from a larger array of independent music for station programming. These music providers, in turn, can leverage Live365Âs online DJs for promotional exposure.
ÂWith these new relationships, we can provide our broadcasters with a deeper pool of great independent music,Â said David Porter, Director of Business Development for Live365. ÂWe are committed to working with labels and other music distributors to deliver new music to our broadcasters and listeners.Â
Digital Musicworks International will provide over 10,000 titles to Live365 from its roster that includes Rock/Pop Icon Dwight Twilley and former Candlebox guitarist Peter KlettÂs new band, redlightmusic. ÂDMI is excited to work with Live365 because it gives music fans the opportunity to listen to and enjoy the wide array of music and artists in the DMI roster and catalog,Â said Mitch Koulouris, CEO of DMI.
INgrooves has serviced over 1,000 titles to Live365 from its catalogue of top-shelf dance, electronic, hip-hop and R&B/soul music. ÂINgrooves is emerging as the leading digital record label so it makes sense that we team with the largest internet radio broadcaster, Live365, to bring great new music to thousands of fansÂÂ said Robb McDaniels, CEO of INgrooves. ÂLive365 provides an ideal promotional partner for our expanding catalogue of artists and independent labels.Â
I AM Music Online has provided hundreds of tracks from select acts from their Gospel, Jazz, Spoken Word, Latin and R&B repertoire. ÂLive365 has proven to be a direct portal to the Black and Hispanic radio audience,"' says Jun Mhoon, CEO of I AM Music Online. "We use Live365 to market I AM's artists and labels to consumers that visit our site. People are growing bored with terrestrial radio and Live365 provides a great alternative and great variety for them. We love it.Â
Nimbit, a company providing web services to independent musicians, along with CDFreedom, an online retailer for indie acts, are developing a new radio station featuring both national and unsigned acts. NBT Radio (http://www.nbtradio.net), which will be part of the Live365 network, will serve as a gateway for emerging artists to gain increased online exposure. All Nimbit and CDFreedom clients will be eligible to submit their music to the station for airplay. The highest rated tracks based on listener feedback will Âadvance to the next level,Â receiving premiere placement in the Live365 Library for distribution to its entire network of broadcasters.
ÂThis is a central component of the way we see indie music promotion evolving,Â said Nimbit President Patrick Faucher. ÂAs mainstream radio becomes more homogenized, Internet radio is rapidly becoming an important way to get exposure, as more and more listeners are turning to online programming to find new music.Â
With thousands of stations and more than 2 million listeners a month, Live365 is the largest Internet radio network. The Company gives individuals and organizations a "voice" to be able to reach a global audience, while offering radio listeners an unparalleled choice in music and other audio content. Through easy-to-use tools and services, anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can create their own Internet radio station. As a result, Live365 offers the most diverse array of high-quality radio available today, with thousands of stations spanning myriad genres and over 150 countries.
Launched in July 1999, Live365 is a two-time winner of the Best Radio Website Award from the Web Marketing Association, a two-time winner of the People's Voice award for Best Music Site at the Webby Awards, and has received Best-of-Web designations from Forbes.com and the San Francisco Chronicle. The Company is a member of the Digital Media Association (DiMA), the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the Association for Independent Music (AFIM), the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS), and Collegiate Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI). Based in Foster City, California, Live365 is DMCA-compliant and pays royalties to labels, artists, songwriters and publishers.
Visit http://www.live365.com for more information.
Candice Yusim / Ben Eckerson
mPRm Public Relations
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