BlackBerry and Zimbalam to Bring Digital Music Distribution Service for Independent Artists and Labels

WATERLOO, ONTARIO,  –BlackBerry and Zimbalam, a leading global digital music distributor for developing and independent artists, announced today that they are working together to offer unsigned musicians an easy and efficient way to bring their music content to the BlackBerry(R) World(TM) store front.

Zimbalam and BlackBerry will leverage Zimbalam’s expansive distribution network and custom technologies to give independent artists the ability to sell their music around the world onBlackBerry World.

Artists will enjoy Zimbalam’s clear and simple interface and dailysales reports. Customer support is tailored to the artist’s local language and distribution packs are adapted geographically. Artist salso have the opportunity to evolve and move their careers a step forward as currently over 20 artists a month are offered the opportunity to work with A&R and develop their careers.

To get started, artists simply visit www.zimbalam.com/?partner=BlackBerry, create an account withZimbalam, choose their release dates and the territories they want tosell their music in, pay a small distribution fee, and begin selling their music. Artists remain free and independent and earn 90% of their royalties from sales.

“Zimbalam exists in order to allow unsigned artists to get theirmusic on to digital music stores and to find their audience. We areexcited to be working with BlackBerry as it will give artists accessto a different fan base and help with the discovery of their music,”said Denis Ladegaillerie, CEO of Zimbalam.

“Whether you’re an independent artist, label or simply a customer wholoves to create music, Zimbalam through BlackBerry World will be afantastic vehicle to share your music with the world,” said Martyn Mallick, Vice President Global Alliances and Business Development atBlackBerry.

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