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Malaco Sunday This Week on BET's Bobby Jones Gospel
01/31/2008

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January 31, 2008

MALACO SUNDAY THIS WEEK ON BET'S BOBBY JONES GOSPEL

PROGRAMMING CHANGE:

The Black Entertainment Television show originally scheduled to air December 2, 2007 featuring The Caravans, Luther Barnes, and Mama Burks of the Mississippi Mass Choir, will air this Sunday, February 3, 2008.

Check local listings for times.

Thank you for your continued support of the Malaco Music Group family of artists!



Dorothy Norwood Performs on TBN Tonight
01/29/2008

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     
January 29, 2009

Dorothy Norwood Sings Praises on TBN’s PTL Show

Dallas, TX. January 29, 2008- Stellar winning legend, member of The Caravans, and known in Gospel music as America’s Greatest Story-teller, Dorothy Norwood, will be taped live tonight on the popular PTL  Show (Praise The Lord)  on TBN, the Christian television network based in Dallas, Texas.

Currently making the rounds to promote her latest release on Malaco Records, No Request, this busy gospel star is shining all over the globe. For a broadcast schedule, please visit: www.tbn.org.

Norwood’s recording career spans five decades. She has toured with leading rockers such as The Rolling Stones and produced and is a member of the legendary Caravans (Malaco). For more information on Norwood, go to: www.dorothynorwood.com. Norwood’s latest tour itinerary is listed below:

FEBRUARY 2008
February 3: Greenbriar Mall, Atlanta, GA
February 15-16: New York, NY
February 23-24: Columbia, SC
February 24-25: Hollis Hill, SC

MARCH 2008
March 3-8: Praise 97.5 - One Love Gospel Cruise
March 8: Goldsboro, NC
March 22-23: Nashville, TN
March 29: Morrow, GA

APRIL 2008
April 4-5: Beaufort, SC
April 12: Milwaukee, WS
April 24-25: Raleigh, NC
April 26: Cincinnati, OH

MAY 2008
May 10: Washington, DC
May 11: Baltimore, MD with the Caravans
May 24: Helena, AR
May 30: Birthday/Scholarship Banquet - Atlanta

AUGUST 2008
August 4: Dorothy Norwood Scholarship Concert

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Malaco New Distribution Partner with IODA
01/28/2008

Press Release Source: IODA

Monday January 28, 2:00 am ET 


IODA Signs Seven New Distribution Partners

Expanding International Catalog of Independent Artists

Creative Vibes, Darla, Integral, JetStar, Malaco, Rev Distribution, and Tesco Join IODA's Growing Network of International Distributors


SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music industry, today announced that seven new independent distributors have selected IODA’s D3 platform to power digital distribution for their labels. These leading music distributors from Europe, Australia and the U.S. will now offer their clients virtual shelf space at the more than 350 digital retailers, mobile outlets and subscription services that make up IODA’s global distribution network. With more than 40 distributors now using IODA’s D3 platform, the company’s catalog of over one million tracks continues to grow, adding more quality music from emerging independent labels and artists from across the globe.
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IODA’s D3 platform provides an easy, fast and low cost solution for these physical distributor partners to offer comprehensive digital services to their labels. Distributors enjoy the benefits of a custom branded implementation of IODA's unique Rightsholder Dashboard tools and proven distribution platform while maintaining their direct label relationships: all licensing, encoding and delivery, and accounting functions are managed by IODA on behalf of the distributor. In addition to distribution, IODA will help its new partners drive online and offline sales via Promonet, the company’s groundbreaking digital marketing platform.

“IODA is a technology company, not just a digital distributor. This makes a big difference as it enables them to simultaneously offer the strongest technology platform for marketing and distribution while leveraging deep industry relationships and music industry experience,” said Tommy Couch Jr, general manager, Malaco Records. “I don’t know of any other company that brings these two very important assets together to help companies like Malaco grow in the digital world."

“Our partnership with IODA for worldwide digital distribution is our most important endeavor since we built the Tesco Distribution Service,” commented Joachim Kohl, co-founder, Tesco. “Not only will IODA help our artists become more accessible to fans, its PromonetPro marketing services will help us easily and cost effectively promote new releases. With IODA’s Rightsholder Dashboard, we’ll be able to analyze interest among fans in the sold out and rare releases we plan to make available again, helping us manufacture according to audience interest.”

“Although we just started working with IODA recently, the platform looks like it will make digital distribution an easy to manage extension of our business,” said Jordan Cooper, president, Rev Distribution. “Rev Distribution’s labels have a large catalog of punk, hardcore, indie, rock, emo and metal that has a growing fan base around the world: We look forward to working with IODA to reach these fans wherever they are, and however they choose to buy music.”

Darla (USA) is a widely regarded independent music label, distributor & online retailer, and home to a diverse group of labels including Wonder, Resonant, Matinee, and Labrador, and unique talent including My Morning Jacket, Japancakes and Robin Guthrie.

Well known for breaking acts into Australia, Creative Vibes (Australia) plays an integral role in the development and nurturing of its labels including Unique, Birdland Records, Instinctive Travels and artists Gotye, Spoonbill, James Muller.

Integral (France) distributes various collections of Classical music including French melody collections, organ music and chamber music collections. Representing labels such as Intégral Classic, Triton and Polymnie with artists including Eric Heidsieck, Musica Antiqua Provence, Cedric Tiberghien and Le Trio Elégiaque, Integral has brought top talent, unrecognized composers, unpublished works, and young performers to the public.

For the last 40 years, JetStar (UK) has been synonymous with great Reggae music with artists such as Gregory Isaacs, Prince Buster and Dennis Brown, and labels including Charm, Rockers Int’l (Augustus Pablo), Unity (Bunny ‘STRIKER’ Lee) & Gospel Times.

Malaco (USA) is one of the United States’ largest independent music groups, representing the best in southern soul, blues, and gospel music since 1968. Record labels include Apollo Records, Blackberry Records and Savoy Records, with artists including Johnnie Taylor, Mahalia Jackson, James Cleveland, Z.Z. Hill, and the Mississippi Mass Choir.

Tesco Distribution (Germany) is one of the foremost hubs for industrial, noise, power electronics, dark ambient, neofolk and experimental releases from around the world with labels such as WKN, HauRuck, Loki Foundation and Storm Records, and artists including Derniere Volonte, Sonne Hagal, Propergol and Factrix.

Rev Distribution (USA) has been providing independent retailers and distributors with a one-stop solution for punk, hardcore, indie, rock, emo and metal music including hard-to-find releases for over thirteen years. With labels such as Ares, Coverage, Reaper and Revelation and artists including Richard Cheese, Down to Nothing, Gorilla Biscuits, Rev has an excellent reputation in the industry.

"We are delighted to add these world-class distributors to the IODA network," said IODA founder and CEO Kevin Arnold. "While we expand their reach through digital distribution and marketing, they greatly expand our catalog and strengthen our Promonet network of more than 3,000 digital retailers, music websites, social networks, bloggers and other online tastemakers. We look forward to bringing these excellent catalogs to music fans worldwide.”

These distributors join IODA’s rapidly expanding D3 network, which includes Allegro/Nail Distribution (USA), Big Daddy Music Distribution, Inc (USA), Burnside Distribution (USA), Cargo Records (UK), Challenge Records (Netherlands), Destra (Australia), DBN (Argentina), DLN (USA), IDN (USA), Inertia (Australia), Koch Distribution (USA), New Note Distribution (UK), Naxos of America (USA), Outside Music (Canada), Plastic Head Media (UK), Proper Music Distribution (UK), Revolver USA (USA), Scratch Recordings (Canada), Select O Hits (USA), Shellshock Distribution (UK), Shock (Australia), Shogun Distribution (Australia), Sonic Rendezvous (Netherlands), Soul Seduction Digital Distribution (Austria), Stomp (Australia) and Tratore Distribution (Brazil).

About IODA

IODA, the Independent Online Distribution Alliance, is the industry-leading digital distribution company for the global independent music community. IODA provides comprehensive services to record labels, physical distributors, and artists, including license negotiations; media encoding and metadata management; and royalty payment administration and reporting. The company also offers promotional support through a dedicated marketing division and through the IODA Promonet (www.iodapromonet.com), a promotional distribution network that provides qualified podcasts, blogs, and other promotional sites with access to pre-cleared, legal music and other promotional assets from IODA’s labels. Founded in 2003, IODA represents a rapidly expanding roster of over a million tracks from thousands of independent labels around the globe. IODA was named one of FORTUNE magazine’s 25 Breakout Companies for 2005. The company’s website is www.iodalliance.com.

Contact:
IODA
Jessica Hoffman, 925-296-6161
jhs@iodalliance.com

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Source: IODA



Press Release: Maurette Brown-Clark, Daughter Jada Up For Stellar Awards
01/09/2008

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     
January 8, 2007

Maurette Brown Clark & Daughter Jada Up For Stellar Awards 
 
Jackson, MS. January 8, 2008- Maurette Brown-Clark, affectionately called
"The Princess Of Praise & Worship" is sweeping airwaves, rock-solid in her
#2 position on the Hot Gospel Songs' Billboard Charts, spending many of her
thirty-seven weeks at her peak position of #2 for "One God" from her debut
release on AIR/Malaco, The Dream. Brown-Clark's 2007 release "One God" is
nominated for the Praise and Worship CD of the Year by the 2008 Stellar
Award committee, while Brown-Clark herself is nominated as the Contemporary
Female of the Year
. Daughter Jada Simone Clark, who performed on the single
"I Am What God Says I Am," is nominated in the category of Children's
Performance of the Year
. Jada was four-years-old at the time of the
recording; possibly the youngest solo performance nominee in history. 
 
The Stellar Awards will be held on January 12, 2008 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. Hosts for this prestigious event are CeCe Winans, Kirk Franklin and Byron Cage. 
 
Brown-Clark, who has been traveling tirelessly across the nation to concerts, television tapings, radio promotions and other events has been converting listeners with her warm personality, winning smile, and phenomenal talent. Daughter Jada performs with her mother at local live events. "One God" is also #2 on R & R charts, #2 on Mediabase, Music Monitor's Gospel Singles charts and #1 on Independent Gospel Singles Charts. For more information on Brown-Clark, please visit:


www.maurettebrownclark.com <http://www.maurettebrownclark.com/> . 
 

  
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Press Release: 2 of 3 Quartets Earn Stellar Nominations
01/08/2008

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        

January 9, 2008

Malaco 2 Out Of 3 Quartets Earn Stellar Nominations

Jackson, MS. January 9, 2007- After a year-long push to bring traditional gospel quartets back into the Gospel mainstream with their ‘Yes! Quartet!’ campaign, the response is rewarding: two 2008 Stellar Award nominations. Slim & The Supreme Angels and The Pilgrim Jubilee Singers are both nominated in the Quartet of the Year category for The Judgement and Jesus Got Me Off, respectively. Both projects are on the Malaco Records label and comprise two of the three new releases of the ‘Yes! Quartet’ Campaign. The third release was Spencer Taylor & The Highway QC’s, Hasn’t Always Been Easy which also received with critical acclaim.

The Stellar Awards will be held on January 12, 2008 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. Hosts for this prestigious event are CeCe Winans, Kirk Franklin and Byron Cage.

            Slim and the Supreme Angels have recorded fifteen albums since their beginning, in 1969. Though former sharecropper Howard Hunt (a.k.a. Slim) passed away in March of this year, the group continues to perform, carrying on the mission set forth by Hunt. The Pilgrim Jubilees, affectionately called “The Jubes,” has been traveling for over half a century singing gospel quartet music. They also have numerous recordings, on labels such as: Peacock, Savoy, and Malaco Records.

            Malaco Records, committed to promoting gospel quartet music through its “Yes! Quartet” promotion, released seven CDs in 2007, three of which are new releases—two, Stellar nominees.

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