SAN FRANCISCO (Hypebot) â€“ Digital distributor IODA has named Ted Kartzman as Vice President of Client Services. He joins from FealNetworks' Rhapsody where he was Director of Independent Label Business responsible for overseeing promotion, legal and accounting for the thousands of indie labels and artists available through the service.
Prior to Rhapsody, Kartzman managed independent rock trio The Slip and co-founded JamBase.com. He remains Chairman of the Board at reapandsow, a marketing and distribution company for independent artists, which uses IODA technology for digital distribution.
Kartzman will work with the Client Relations and Production Services teams to support and manage relationships with the IODA roster of labels including Arts & Crafts, Cherry Red Records, Cooking Vinyl, Fat Cat Records, Harmonia Mundi, KOCH Entertainment, NaÃ¯ve, Premium Latin Music, Relapse, Rounder Records and Six Degrees.
"No one has done more for the independent music community in the past five years than IODA," says Kartzman. "IODA's sophisticated, accessible technology solutions have enabled the independent labels and distributors to achieve a level of success that was previously unattainable. Just look at the innovative IODA Promonet digital marketing platform, which has opened up enormous marketing opportunities for independent artists. I look forward to helping every label fully realize the benefits of IODA's distribution and marketing services to connect with their fans worldwide."