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    Coldplay Will Be First Fierce Panda Artist Released By The Orchard

    The Orchard, the world's leading supplier of independent music, today announced a worldwide digital distribution partnership with Fierce Panda Records, the pioneering UK-based independent record label.


    Through The Orchard's unparalleled distribution capability, Fierce Panda artists such as Coldplay will be digitally distributed to and actively marketed across all the legal digital music services in the United States and Europe, including eMusic, iTunes (in the US, UK and Europe), Napster, Musicmatch, Rhapsody and Buymusic.


    Other Fierce Panda artists include Ash, Supergrass, Placebo, Lo-Fidelity Allstars, Idlewild, Hundred Reasons, The Polyphonic Spree, Death Cab for Cutie and Keane."Fierce Panda's catalogue includes some of the highest-quality and most popular music available today," said Greg Scholl, managing director of Dimensional Associates and chief executive of The Orchard. "Offering this music for sale online serves music fans throughout the world. We look forward to working with Fierce Panda and its artists to distribute and market their music to a global audience, alongside other top independents already distributed by The Orchard such as Lookout! Records and multi-platinum artists like Roger McGuinn."


    "We have never made our catalogue available for sale digitally, so this is an exciting and logical next step for our artists and their fans," said Philip Ingles, Label Manager of Fierce Panda. "We also look forward to working with The Orchard and their digital retailers to introduce the latest crop of Fierce Panda artists to the world. After reviewing all the alternatives, we are thrilled to select The Orchard as our marketing and distribution partner."


    About The Orchard


    The Orchard (http://www.theorchard.com) is the leading distributor of independent music in the world, representing over 2,500 labels and thousands of artists spanning over 50 countries and every music genre. The Orchard supplies their catalog of over 200,000 tracks to all of the leading legal digital music services throughout the world, and also offers traditional retail CD distribution to both brick-and-mortar and online outlets in the United States. The Orchard is headquartered in New York, with operations in London, Tokyo, Buenos Aires and Melbourne.


    About Dimensional Associates, Inc.


    Dimensional Associates, Inc., is the New York-based private equity arm of JDS Capital Management, Inc. Its portfolio companies include eMusic and The Orchard.


    About Fierce Panda Records


    Fierce Panda (http://www.fiercepanda.co.uk) is a London-based independent record company that has released over 150 singles and 35 albums in the last decade. Free from the traditional constraints of the music business (i.e. contracts, five album deals, huge marketing spends, cocaine addictions...) it has earned an enviable reputation for talent spotting through pivotal singles from the likes of Coldplay, Bright Eyes, Supergrass, Placebo, Polyphonic Spree and Keane while happily retaining other artists such as Death Cab For Cutie and Seafood over longer periods.


    Source: PRNewsWire


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