December 6, 2010

IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music industry, today announced that among the 53rd annual Grammy nominations, 49 are from the IODA family of rightsholders. The nominations reflect the success of more than 35 artists from more than 25 independent record labels distributed by IODA. IODA clients received nominations in more than 15 genres, showcasing the significant contributions and success of independents across the music industry.

“IODA has the pleasure of working with some of the most accomplished labels and artists in independent music,” said Kevin Arnold, Founder and CEO of IODA. “We congratulate our clients on receiving the prestigious Grammy nominations and look forward to continuing to connect their great music with fans around the world.”

The nominations spanned more than 35 categories, including Best Classical Album (Gil Rose, Boston Modern Orchestra), Best Americana Album (Willie Nelson and Robert Plant), Best New Age Album (Kitaro), Best Contemporary Jazz Album (John McLaughlin), Best Bluegrass Album (The SteelDrivers), Best Reggae Album (Lee “Scratch” Perry and Andrew Tosh), and Best Classical Crossover Album (The Silk Road Ensemble).