BlackBerry and Zimbalam to Bring Digital Music Distribution Service for
Independent Artists and Labels to BlackBerry 10
WATERLOO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/22/13 -- BlackBerry(R)
(NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) and Zimbalam, a leading global digital music
distributor for developing and independent artists, announced today
that they are working together to offer unsigned musicians an easy
and efficient way to bring their music content to the BlackBerry(R)
Zimbalam and BlackBerry will leverage Zimbalam's expansive
distribution network and custom technologies to give independent
artists the ability to sell their music around the world on
Artists will enjoy Zimbalam's clear and simple interface and daily
sales reports. Customer support is tailored to the artist's local
language and distribution packs are adapted geographically. Artists
also have the opportunity to evolve and move their careers a step
forward as currently over 20 artists a month are offered the
opportunity to work with A&R and develop their careers.
To get started, artists simply visit
www.zimbalam.com/?partner=BlackBerry, create an account with
Zimbalam, choose their release dates and the territories they want to
sell their music in, pay a small distribution fee, and begin selling
their music. Artists remain free and independent and earn 90% of
their royalties from sales.
"Zimbalam exists in order to allow unsigned artists to get their
music on to digital music stores and to find their audience. We are
excited to be working with BlackBerry as it will give artists access
to a different fan base and help with the discovery of their music,"
said Denis Ladegaillerie, CEO of Zimbalam.
"Whether you're an independent artist, label or simply a customer who
loves to create music, Zimbalam through BlackBerry World will be a
fantastic vehicle to share your music with the world," said Martyn
Mallick, Vice President Global Alliances and Business Development at
Europe's largest digital music distributor for independent artists,
Zimbalam, wants to free talent, rejuvenate creativity and promote
musical diversitty by giving independent artists a solution to sell
their music on the major worldwide digital stores and streaming
The artist earns 90% of their royalties from sales, keeps their
rights, the contract is non-exclusive and they remain totally free
Available for artists all worldwide since 2012, Zimbalam has already
helped 80,000 artists.
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