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Digital Distributors: The Players

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Digital Distributors: The Players

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This list of Digital Distribution Players was assembled by Rich Masio for NARIP in early 2011. The only methodology applied is the subjective analysis by the author. This is intended to be a reference and teaching tool, not all-inclusive. Apologies to anyone inadvertently omitted.

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This list of Digital Distribution Players was assembled by Rich Masio for NARIP in early 2011. The only methodology applied is the subjective analysis by the author. This is intended to be a reference and teaching tool, not all-inclusive. Apologies to anyone inadvertently omitted.

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  • Digital Distributors: Group 1
  • Digital Distributors: Group 2
  • Digital Distributors: Group 3

Also includes lists of the top companies in these categories:

  • Delivery Only
  • Label Services With Distribution Option
  • Pay Per Delivery / No Distribution Fee
  • Top stores for selling music
  • Ex-US
  • Dance / Indie rock niche stores
  • Mobile ringtone aggregators
  • Full Track/Other Mobile

With over 2 decades of experience in the digital and physical worlds, last year Rich departed a six-year tenure from the world’s leading digital distributor IODA to launch his consulting practice, The Department of Public Works. Clients include media companies that require digital and mobile strategy, distributors and record companies, and his services include domestic and international licensing for physical and digital deals. In 2005, after spending four years in leadership roles at two independent physical distributors, Big Daddy and Sheridan Square’s Musicrama/MDM Division, Rich joined IODA in its infancy. Traveling around the world, Rich licensed and managed top catalogs for digital distribution deals, including mobile and marketing support. He led the development of IODA’s foray into digital video distribution where he supervised content acquisition and helped strike deals with Apple, Netflix and Amazon while leading the company’s internal teams to support the category. Rich has also held position at two leading online companies – SonicNet and CDNOW.com, was GM at Vermont-based indie rock label Safehouse, and a publicist at Formula PR where he worked with Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Wolfgang Press (one of Rich’s all-time favorite artists), Live and others. Other stints include DJ at Pyramid and Limelight, co-publisher of the fanzine Oculus, live music event producer at CBGB’s, Under Acme and Tramps, and music journalist.

 

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