SEATTLE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Amazon.com today announced it has joined forces with more than 30 independent music labels to launch "Go Indie," a new section in its Indie music store designed to introduce consumers to indie music, independent labels and artists. "Go Indie" features a hand-picked selection of nearly 700 titles, 150 of which carry a reduced price of $9.99.
"There is an incredible amount of great indie music being produced that has traditionally been very difficult for music fans to find," said Peter Faricy, vice president of music at Amazon.com. "We have teamed up with indie’s most prominent labels to create the "Go Indie" store to help our customers find music and to help music find our customers."
The "Go Indie" store will also feature video content from six indie artists, including the Black Keys, Air, The Shins, Sam Bush, Robyn Hitchcock and CéU. The "Go Indie" store and the featured videos can be found at www.amazon.com/indie-deals for a limited time.
"In this day and age, it’s rare that a retailer carries the full range of our releases, so thank God for Amazon.com," said Andy Kotowicz, vice president of sales and marketing at Sub Pop Records. "They are the perfect partner to help us showcase the scope and breadth of the Sub Pop’s current artists and diverse catalogue."
More than 30 music labels are participating in the limited-time offering, including: Alligator Records, Anti, Astralwerks, Barsuk, Beggars Group, Bloodshot Records, Compass Records, Domino Records, Epitaph, Fat Possum, Hellcat, Koch Records, Matador, Megaforce, Mute, New West, Putumayo, Rykodisc, Sci Fidelity, Silva, Six Degrees, Smithsonian Folkways, Spin Art, Sub Pop, Sugar Hill, Touch N Go, Ultra, Vagrant, World Music Network and Yep Roc. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers