Independent Distribution Collective Launches Music Licensing Division With New Tools For Music Supervisors

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San Francisco, CA – January 21, 2016 – Independent Distribution Collective is proud to announce the relaunch of the company’s music licensing division, complete with a new platform that presents our catalog and a streamlined music licensing service to music supervisors, agencies, and more. IDC has partnered with the digital strategy agency ConnectiveMKT to provide this new online portal for music supervisors and creatives at

Delivering pre-cleared music from the best independent and established artists, IDC Music Licensing provides an easy process from start to finish. Music supervisors and other creatives in need of music can work with IDC genre experts to receive customized selections that fit their project or needs, enabling instant and hassle-free review of music in the catalog via web or mobile device.

The IDC Music Licensing catalog features a diverse collection of music that can be legally licensed in minutes, providing supervisors and creatives with major label quality music without the major label paperwork. IDC genre experts provide tailored music selections for Television and Film, Video Games, Advertising – really anything.

“From a creative perspective, nothing affects a project quite like music. Be it in the foreground or background, music makes the moment,” says Brendan Blandy, Director of Music Licensing. “Our entire team is thrilled to be able to connect great artists with creatives looking for high-quality, easy to license music.”

The IDC Music Licensing catalog has been cultivated over the last 10 years and represents the best in independent music across genres. From Pop to Reggae to Jazz and everything in between, IDC provides easy to license music from some of the biggest artists in the game like Narada Michael Walden, Morgan Heritage, Sizzla, Bill Ortiz (from Santana), E-40, Too Short, DJ Touré from Hieroglyphics, and many more. Music from the IDC Licensing catalog has been featured in projects from Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Animation, Electronic Arts, Oprah, Fuel TV, NBC Universal’s Oxygen Network, E! Entertainment, MTV, FOX Sports, and USA Network. Music supervisors and creatives looking for music can learn more at Artists interested in IDC services can learn more at

IDC’s Founder and President Steffen Franz says, “There are so many opportunities for independents artists and record labels to make a living in the music industry today. It is more important than ever to cultivate multiple revenue streams for your music, and with more creative content being produced than ever before, Sync fees and residual royalties are an increasingly vital component of an independent’s career. IDC is committed to helping current and future artists find new ways to make their careers sustainable, and music licensing is an obvious focus.”

About Independent Distribution Collective:
Independent Distribution Collective is a music distribution and marketing company based in San Francisco that offers label services including physical and digital distribution, marketing and promotion, artist development services, and music licensing. In business for over eleven years, IDC has made a name for itself by helping independents to play on the same field as major label artists, without having to adhere to major label budgets. They provide a framework to help indie artists gain a foothold in an industry that increasingly rewards the efforts of those who are willing to build and maintain their own careers, whether they are already successful or still developing.

About ConnectiveMKT:
ConnectiveMKT is a digital strategy consultancy for artists and technology brands. ConnectiveMKT provides web, digital communications and creative services to Fortune 5 brands, start-ups and creatives. ConnectiveMKT is also the agency of record for the Streets Connect Urban Media Network, including:

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People are feeling this record! Great review for C.C.’s “In The Moment”

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Title – ‘In The Moment’
Artist – C.C.

For those not in the know, C.C. aka Cornell Carter has just released his third full-length album, In The Moment, this past January 15th 2016. A quite superb collection of 13 genre-diverse tracks spanning smooth R&B, hip-shaking funk, along with heart-piercing soul numbers, In The Moment is an album that you have to have in your collection of quality music.

Indeed, the work and effort that went into making this brand new album is quite amazing also. Two years in the making, is a mix of the past and present, solid classics and contemporary chart-toppers. The album, as a whole, demonstrates C.C.’s diversity as both a vocalist and a master of musical interpretation and performance.

C.C.’s beautiful, absolutely spot on perfect vocal delivery on all 13 tracks showcase, without fault, his impressive range. Sometimes smooth, sometimes funky, yet always engaging and infectious, the man knows his way around a mic, that’s for sure. From the moment that the first track, the 80’s R&B soul flashback ‘Beautiful’ ebbs and flows its way out you just know you’re listening to something special. The dulcet, storytelling piano keys of ‘The Show’ are next, which subsequently bleeds seamlessly into the harp strings intro to the Vandrossesque R&B ballad ‘Lady of My Dreams.’

The R&B funk-rap of ‘My Folks’ is one of the highlights of this brilliant album, and that is followed by both the fast-paced ‘Together’ and the mid-tempo sway of ‘Lala Means I Love You’ (featuring Narada Michael Walden). Next up are the forceful rhythms of ‘Sunshine’ (featuring Rich Aguon), which is backed by the best song on the album, for my money, the highly-addictive ‘When You Smile (Part Deux).’ It is just so funky, so catchy, so delightful. The love story of ‘Too Late’ (featuring Aaron Green) is then backed by the album’s first single (“This is something to swing your neck to”), the fun-titled ‘Bobblehead.’

The ballads ‘Show Me’ and ‘Where Do We Go?’ are then precursors to yet another incredible, powerhaus of a track, a polished over seven minutes long cover of The Commodore’s ‘Zoom (Stepper’s Mix).’ With C.C. performing all lead and background vocals, his soul-laced fingerprints are lovingly embracing each track that you listen to. And be grateful for that for his is a voice, a talent to be recognized.

C.C. (a name given to him by Grammy Award Winning Producer Narada Michael Walden), has opened up for artists such as The Whispers, The Temptations, Natalie Cole, Kool and The Gang and many other well established artists. However, ask him which ones stand out more than the others, and he will proudly tell you that one of high points of his career has been sharing the stage as an opening act for the late great James Brown and the legendary Ray Charles.

In closing, you should also know that this uber talented man co-wrote and produced this highly-anticipated new album with his friend and co-producer Kirk “KC” Crumpler, who has produced award-winning artists such as Lenny Williams, Michael Cooper, Confunkshun, Bobby Brown and Ralph Tresvant. Buy it today and then put it into the CD player, sit back, kick back, and shut your eyes. You will not regret it, you have my word.

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Press Release: Bay Area Based Latin-Rock-Reggae Artist Razteria To Release Two Singles And Videos Ahead Of The March 18th, 2016 Worldwide Release Of Her 5th Album, “Aventurera”

Here are some nice press release re-posts for IDC artist Razteria aka Renee Asteria‘s new Aventurera CD due out in March!

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In case one has been living under a rock, it is safe to say Orgy’s revival is clearly set to go full force. Talk Sick is an epic return to form and fans will be thoroughly pleased with the tracks in the live set. The Pop Killers Tour continues to roll across The States before it wraps up January 30th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Those looking for the ultimate Orgy concert experience, take advantage of VIP passes, which includes a photo op, meet and greet, as well as hand-signed poster, among other items.

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Razteria to present her new singles Aventurera and Change for the first time live in concert at the Ashkenaz in Berkeley 01/23/16, with Sang Matiz & Rahman Jamaal!

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On 1/23, Razteria (Renee Asteria), Sang Matiz & Rahman Jamaal present their new singles Aventurera & Change for the first time live in concert.

AVENTURERA blends South American sounds w/a flavor of reggaeton, intertwining talents of Yuriza Jared (Sang Matiz) & Razteria. We become the adventurer in the song, traveling either physically or spiritually, to grow & heal. Available for purchase on all digital platforms 1/15/16.

CHANGE, contrasting artists Rahman Jamaal & Razteria, fuse on this trilingual crossover track which calls for revolutionizing our mind-state without fear. Change is the only constant in Life. Available for purchase on all digital platforms 1/22/16.

Just added to the line up! A feature song by artists from the Empress Unification Collective:

Irae Divine
Sol Atash

Doors: 830pm / Show: 900pm / Tickets 12 adv/15 door

San Francisco based artist Razteria (aka Renee Asteria) can be described as a fusion of Bomba Estero, early No Doubt, Steel Pulse and Marissa Monte. Razteria unites simple yet intricate songs w/powerful messages through ethereal harmonies, passionate grooves & fat bass. Aventurera is the title track of Razteria’s new album coming Spring 2016.

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Coming Soon March 2016: Razteria “Aventurera”

IDC is super excited to be working with the amazing artist Razteria (aka Renée Asteria) on her new album Aventurera releasing in late March 2016. Her first single from the album is available now!

Aventurera Single:

Change Single:   

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