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D1 MUSIC INKS DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH ALLIANCE
INNOVATIVE DISTRIBUTION NETWORK
August 14, 2003 San Francisco, California
D1 Music (www.d1musicnet.com),
is proud to announce that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement
with Innovative Distribution Network, a division of Alliance Entertainment Corp.,
a leading provider of business-to-business supply chain management solutions
to the home entertainment marketplace. Under this new agreement, IDN, one of
the leading distributors of independent labels in the U.S., will distribute
Dl Music products to retailers nationally allowing broader consumer access to
D1 Music artists and their music.
D1 Music was founded in July 2002, by producer, songwriter and musician, Jay Gordon, lead vocalist of the multi-platinum alt/techno-metal band ORGY. D1 Music is Jay Gordons realized vision of a total resource for up-and-coming, cutting-edge bands, musicians and songwriters trying to break into the music recording industry. In the 12-months since D1 Music was founded, Jay has been developing, recording, producing, and co-producing a wide variety of soon-to-be-released projects, including Hip-Hop projects from new artists ANONYMOUS and rapper P.O. Additionally, D1 Music will release the third ORGY studio CD, tentatively entitled Punk Statik Paranoia, in January 2004. All demos submitted to D1 Music are also thoroughly reviewed by D1 Musics established roster of consulting producers, artist managers, booking agents, and film production companies who are also seeking cutting-edge recording artists or songs.
Partnering with a select group of emerging and established independent labels that share IDNs commitment to building a quality distribution operation, IDN focuses its efforts on a targeted group of labels to maximize results. Serving as the sales and marketing arm of the affiliated independent labels, IDN promotes, sells and fulfills product to all major chains, mass merchants, wholesalers and independent retailers in addition to the new and emerging retail outlets. The distribution agreement with Innovative Distribution Network is expected to put D1 Music on a growth fast track as a leading westcoast independent artist and talent development and recording company.
D1 Musics business team is headed by father and son team of CEO Jay Gordon and COO Lou Gordon. Both gentlemen have a combined 45-years of extensive music industry, recording, production and management experience. Jay Gordon is recognized as a multi-platinum producer, engineer and songwriter with bands such as ORGY, LINKIN PARK, COAL CHAMBER, DANZIG, ADZ, and CRAZY TOWN. Collaborating with KORNs Jonathan Davis, Jay Gordon wrote, remixed and co-produced music, and lent his vocals to songs, for such major motion pictures as QUEEN OF THE DAMNED, ZOOLANDER, I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, and SCREAM 3. Lou Gordons managerial skills were honed under the wing of David Kapralik, former manager of SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE, and then as the manager in his own right of TOWER OF POWER and BUDDY MILES.
According to Jay, The music industry, as we know it, has been changing exponentially year-after-year to the determent of the artist and music. Fewer labels are willing to invest in artist development and the ever-shrinking channels of marketing and distribution, compared to the number of great artists and bands that are trying to get their product into the marketplace, has made exposing great music to the masses harder than ever before. Thanks to the alliance between IDN and D1 Music, the day of the independent recording company, who is concerned about the long-term needs of the artist, music and music fan, has never been better than now.
Innovative Distribution Network President David Fritz said, We are thrilled to work with D1 Music and facilitate their outreach to the devoted music fan. We look forward to working with ORGY, Jay and Lou Gordon, as well as all the outstanding artists signed to D1 Music.
Additionally, Joel Turtle Esq. will be in charge of D1 Musics day-to-day business affairs. In his 30-year music industry career, Joel has established many independent record labels including Beserkeley Records and Riot Records and was associated with Hugh Hefner's Playboy Records. D1 Music legal and contractual affairs will be handled by Rick Joseph Esq., who has handled Jay's personal business affairs since 1998.
For more info, contact D1 Music via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the D1 Music Web Site at: www.d1musicnet.com