FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
January 26, 2000
StartUpMusic.com Partners With Listen.com
LOS ANGELES, CA - StartUpMusic.com has partnered with
to increase the visibility and awareness of over 90 independent
record labels representing more than 480 artists, and expand
Listen.com's comprehensive directory of downloadable music.
Listen.com, the leading online music directory, will enhance the suite of services that StartUpMusic.com currently offers to the independent record label community. Record labels have found that multiple points of access to their music have been essential in reaching a current fan base and finding a new audience for their artists. StartUpMusic.com provides a music network for its Member Labels, distributing songs through high-traffic websites, including the premier source for downloadable music, Listen.com.
"Whether they are jazz, metal or Appalachian blues artists, Listen.com will make it easy to find, enjoy and discuss the downloadable music by all musicians working with StartUpMusic.com," said Sean Ryan, Listen.com's vice president of business development.
In addition to promotional and revenue-generating distribution of digital songs, StartUpMusic.com is offering a suite of b2b and b2c services to record labels, including dynamic websites, opt-in email lists, encoding services and more. The services are designed to save a label time and money, allowing them to concentrate on their core competency - the music.
Some of the geographically and musically diverse labels participating in the initial launch include Cryptogramophone (eclectic jazz from Venice, CA), Tangible Music (folk from Merrick, NY), Great Taste (jazz from Gainesville, FL), Beezwax Records (blues and jazz from Elkhart, IN), EdenDust Records (Christian/gospel from Union City, NJ), Bang On Records (Rock/AAA from Bellmore, NY), Dreampop (Oregon House, CA), Erlendahle Records (folk from Pittsburgh, PA) and Ritual Music (rock/pop from Burbank, CA).
"Everything we do at StartUpMusic.com is geared to helping our member record labels and their artists," said Jeffrey Weber,
StartUpMusic.com VP of Business Development. "Partnering with Listen.com helps us extend our labels' visibility and gives us an opportunity to work with an exciting, progressive company."
StartUpMusic.com is a second-generation Internet company that provides a turnkey web solution for independent record labels that incorporates e-commerce, database management, promotion and marketing, as well as business-to-business solutions designed to increase productivity, communication and coordination between record labels and their vendors. Privately held, StartUpMusic.com is located in Southern California's Digital Coast.
Listen.com is the Internet's comprehensive directory of downloadable music. The directory includes original reviews and categorization of tens of thousands of artists and links to their legally posted work on more than 400 Web sites.
The San Francisco company has partnerships with leading independent record labels and online music distribution companies, including, Artemis Records, Emusic.com, Kill Rock Stars, Launch.com, Liquid Audio, Matador Records, Mjuice, MP3.com, Musicmaker, Riffage.com, Palm Pictures/Rykodisc, and Tunes.com. Listen.com's download directory is syndicated to Excite@Home, Lycos Inc., MusicMatch, RealNetworks, shockwave.com, and Snap.com.
Listen.com and the Listen.com logo are service marks of Listen.com, Inc.
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