San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 03, 2011
IRIS Distribution (http://www.irisdistribution.com), the digital music distribution and marketing company that represents many of the world’s leading independent record labels, will provide worldwide digital distribution for artists represented by Saban Brands, whose portfolio includes Paul Frank and Power Rangers.
Under the relationship, IRIS will distribute curated compilations under the Paul Frank name. The compilations will feature bands and music that exemplify the brand’s already well-known hip, youthful and fun aesthetic. In addition, IRIS will distribute music from the hit series Power Rangers Samurai to digital retailers for the first time.
"We couldn't be happier about our new distribution partnership with Saban Brands. Their forward-thinking approach to marketing in the branded music space makes them an ideal client for IRIS and Blinker Active. We look forward to supporting the Power Ranger and Paul Frank repertoire with the level of service that it truly deserves," said Layne Fox, VP, Sales & Marketing.
With these music releases, we aim to continue to establish Paul Frank and Power Rangers as entertainment brands with a transmedia strategy approach that builds, enhances and extends their appeal with our fans and consumers” said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. “We are thrilled to be working with IRIS Distribution on these collaborations.”
About IRIS Distribution
Founded in 2003, IRIS Distribution is a leading independent digital distribution company, focused on delivering a select roster of quality independent music to digital outlets around the world. IRIS distributes music from 700 prominent independent labels and content providers including BYO Records, Chemikal Underground, CMH, Duckdown, Environ, Fox Mobile, kranky, k records, Minus, Moodgadget, Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys), Palmetto, Projekt Records, and Starz Media to 400+ online retailers including major outlets such as Amazon, eMusic, Google, iTunes, Microsoft Zune, Napster, Rdio, Rhapsody, Spotify, and Sprint Mobile.
The company also operates a wholly owned branded entertainment and music marketing agency, BlinkerActive, specializing in music and brand integration. BlinkerActive clients have included BYO Records, Chandon Winery, Chemikal Underground, Electrolux, EMI, Mint Records, Ninja Tune, Scion A/V, Stella Artois, Surfdog Records, and more.
About Paul Frank (PF)
Acquired in 2010 by Saban Brands, Paul Frank began as a Lo-Fi accessories company in a SoCal beach town garage, and has steadily grown into a globally recognized, iconic brand. Creating relationships through exciting collaborations and strategic licensing partnerships, today Paul Frank (PF) merchandise includes apparel and accessories for all ages, books, stationery, eyewear, home décor, bicycles and more. PF features artistic and entertaining designs inspired by their love of avant-garde, modern influences and everyday objects. Paul Frank products are available at world-renowned retailers including Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Target, Colette, Selfridges, Beams and flagship Paul Frank store locations. To see what’s new and exciting at PF, visit http://www.paulfrank.com.
About Power Rangers Samurai
Combining comedy with action-filled storylines, the all-new half-hour series
Power Rangers Samurai features a new cast of Rangers and never-before-seen villains, as well as high-octane action, martial arts and advanced special effects. From SCG Power Rangers LLC, an affiliate of Saban Brands, the long-running hit kids’ TV phenomenon, now heading into its 19th season, is helmed by Haim Saban, who created and produced the original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” series in 1993. New episodes premiere Saturdays at noon (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
Following its introduction in 1993, Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children’s television program in the United States. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group ofordinary young people who “morphed” into superheroes, the series was seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and was a mainstay in the most prominent international children’s programming blocks. Visit http://www.powerrangers.com.
About Saban Brands
Formed in 2010 as a subsidiary of Saban Capital, Saban Brands (SB) was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company’s experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands. SB applies a strategic transmedia management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. SB is led by a superior management team with decades of experience in licensing, marketing and finance. Visit http://www.sabanbrands.com,
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