We believe this partnership is uniquely positioned to offer indie labels and artists market penetration that no other network can offer.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2009
Internet Video Archive (IVA), the world's largest distributor of online previews, today announced that it has been selected for online distribution of independent label music videos by ARTISTdirect Internet Group, Inc. ("ADIG"), the 5th largest entertainment-music network on the internet. The strategic agreement will add IVA's deep catalog of music videos to ARTISTdirect's deep catalog of music resulting in a compelling new offering to the more than 12 million unique visitors to the ARTISTdirect Network.
IVA's SingingFool.com was one of the pioneers of music video on the internet. Launched in 1999, it has amassed a library of over 60,000 music video assets. The company offers a suite of services, including encoding, data matching, content management, that along with customizable players and plug-ins result in a complete end-to-end solution for clients.
"Music videos are consistently popular on the net," said Rhodes Mason, Vice-President of Business Development for IVA. "We believe this partnership is uniquely positioned to offer indie labels and artists market penetration that no other network can offer."
With one of the web's deepest and broadest catalogs of content, covering every genre of music and film, ARTISTdirect has established itself among the top online destinations for 24/7 in-depth coverage of entertainment. ARTISTdirect features one of the largest selections of free music content that ranges from over 10,000 music videos and 7 million albums, tracks and samples to millions of artist pages, as well as news, behind-the-scenes interviews, reviews and exclusive artist content with everyone from 50 Cent to Bruce Springsteen.
The companies' distribution agreement also includes movie previews which will be rolled out later this year.
About Internet Video Archive
Internet Video Archive (IVA) is the entertainment industry's leading online distributor of movie and TV trailers, game previews and music videos. With over 500,000 unique video assets from over 1200 content providers, IVA has established a reputation as the archive of record for audio visual samples. Meticulous data husbandry combined with world-class systems has lead hundreds of clients to integrate IVA into their entertainment ecosystems. The company also operates two consumer facing sites, http://www.singingfool.com and http://www.videodetective.com , where user preferences and promotional concepts are tested. Additional company information is available at http://www.internetvideoarchive.com .
About ARTISTdirect Internet Group, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Artist Direct Internet Group controls some of the Internet's leading consumer music and entertainment information properties. Its flagship website http://www.ARTISTdirect.com is the premier destination for all things related to music and film and their artists. Through its rich, multimedia repository of contextually relevant information and entertainment, the company creates deep connections between artists and fans that deliver benefits to both the entertainment consumer and the entertainment industry. ARTISTdirect.com receives over 3 million unique visitors per month while the ARTISTdirect Network, a family of related Web sites, draws more than 12.4 million monthly unique visitors. Featuring the latest hit videos, streams, free downloads, breaking news, in-depth interviews with musicians, actors, filmmakers and film score composers, a huge data base filled with biographies and discographies plus hard-to-find information, as well as CDs, concert and movie tickets for purchase, ARTISTdirect.com is the ultimate resource for anyone with an appetite for finding new and interesting content about their favorite artists and their music and films. ADIG's other properties include the legendary Ultimate Band List, http://www.UBL.com, one of the web's first music properties.