Island Def Jam(s) With Tunecore

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Island Def Jam Music Group has partnered with TuneCore to launch IDJ First Look a new web portal that provides unsigned artists with potential access to such coveted major label services as worldwide distribution and marketing.

Through this new partnership, unsigned artists using Island Def Jam Firstlook will not only be able to get their music distributed to such leading retailers as the iTunes Store, Amazon MP3 and eMusic, among many others, but may have the chance to gain the attention of Island Def Jam's hit-making creative staff for possible upstreaming and/or marketing and promotional opportunities.

"We are delighted to team up with TuneCore, a company that shares our commitment to unsigned artists and to creating even more value for music on the Web," stated Christian Jorg, Senior Vice President of New Media & Commerce for Island Def Jam. "As the music industry continues to transition, we believe it's crucial to offer independent musicians real opportunities to be heard and possibly discovered."

"Island/Def Jam is one of the most successful and recognizable record labels on the planet. I am really excited to provide any artist that wants it unique access to reach the people within Island/DefJam with a new model; the artist, gets distribution and an association and potential larger relationship with IDJ," stated Jeff Price, CEO and Founder of TuneCore. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers