MusicDish e-Journal - November 23, 2017
MusicDish Advertising Network
Search MusicDish e-Journal (Advanced)
Subscribe To MusicDish e-Journal
About | Contact | Advertise | RSS | Submit Article | Submit News | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution
Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network

Even James Needs a Vitaminic Boost
Vitaminic Acquires &
By Heather Johnson
(more articles from this author)
Comment | Email | Print | RSS

Mercury Records is "pleased to meet" Vitaminic this month. Following Vitaminic's recent commercial deal with Universal for the USA, Europe's leading platform for promotion and distribution of digital music on the Net and other electronic networks will team with Mercury Records - part of Universal Music Group (UMG) - to promote the new album from elusive British rock group James.

Beginning July 11, Vitaminic will be featuring three downloads in Windows Media DRM format from the forthcoming album, titled Pleased to Meet You, due out July 2. As an additional promotion, Vitaminic will also be holding a competition to give away 10 copies of the album.

To make the promotion available to as many James fans as possible, Vitaminic will be outsourcing its backend to the official James website, enabling Mercury to offer these same tracks to dedicated James fans around the world.

"Vitaminic is pleased to be working with Universal/Mercury and James in such a groundbreaking way," Chris Cass, Managing Director at, said of the tracks, which will be exclusive to both Vitaminic and the official James website.

Leo Wyndham, New Media Coordinator at Mercury Records is also excited to be working with the successful Internet venture. "Vitaminic's timed-out DRM system fits neatly into our online plan to progressively build awareness of the songs on the James album in the lead up to release," he said recently. "It also provides us with an opportunity to contact fans and reinforce their interest on the day of release in order to impact sales of the record."

James debut single, "Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)," hits record stores on June 25. The Brian Eno-produced track has already received airplay on Radio Oneís lunchtime show and on BBC2ís "Later with Jools Holland" music show.

The artistís Vitaminic promotion will receive an even bigger boost now that the company has acquired London-based, a European website featuring downloadable music from new and emerging artists. The popular service fell under the Vitaminic umbrella earlier this month after an all-stock transaction valued at approximately Euros 34 million [US$29,311,400].

"The key in this transaction is not only the fact that together we create the most significant player in Europe, but even more in the geographic and business synergies of our two companies," said Gianluca Dettori, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Vitaminic Spa. "Peoplesound has an outstanding brand and user base in UK, and has developed excellent technology and skills. It's attractive portfolio of services for the music industry fits very well within our strategy, which includes the recently created publishing company, Zipmind. We have relationships with more than 750 record companies that will be able to access Peoplesound's publishing, marketing and data mining services, while taking advantage of our extensive pan-European reach and distribution."

On Monday it was announced that Vitaminic had signed an agreement to acquire Eurekan Multimidia S.A., which owns and Vitaminic will pay 1.37 Euros [US$9 million] for Eurekan Multimidia as well as issue 250,000 Vitaminic shares to the French company's shareholders.

Mr. Dettori commented that, "the French online digital music market is one of the fastest growing in Europe: Vitaminic France has already achieved a very good position in this market thanks to the operations managed by our local team based in Paris. The combined entity built up by Vitaminic France and has over 7,500 artists, about 54,000 tracks, about 4.7 million page-views per month and over 71,000 registered users and will provide our company with a leading position in the French market."

Vitaminic is known as the leading, "non-label owned" platform for the promotion and distribution of digital music on the Internet and other digital networks. Using the latest broadband and wireless communications technologies, the company offers content from both independent artists and record companies to consumers via major Internet portals, ISPs and mobile operators. Artists and record labels have an opportunity to promote and sell their music online, and music fans have access to one of the Internet's most comprehensive legal digital music catalogs. With their most recent acquisitions and aggressive new artist promotions, the company is poised for even greater success.


James -
Mercury Records -
Peoplesound -
Vitaminic -

Related MusicDish e-Journal Articles:
» BMG, Sony and Others Subscribe to the Internet - Duet & MusicNet, Universal & EMusic, Vitaminic & IUMA (2001-04-12)
» Are You Getting Enough Vitaminic? - Global Music Site Celebrates a String of Successes (2001-03-21)

Related News from Mi2N:
» Vitaminic Acquires Its French Competitor FranceMP3
» Vitaminic To Acquires Peoplesound
» Vitaminic Teams Up With Mercury To Promote New James Album

Home » News Beat » Even James Needs a Vitaminic Boost
Email |Print |Comment |RSS

back | top

MusicDish Advertising Network

News Beat

» Nordic & British Musicians' Unions' Joint Statement on Sexism in the Music Industry

» Women Make An Impact On The 2018 MPG Awards Shortlist

» Two-Sides of Copyright Finance: Sound Royalties & Kobalt

» Career Moves: ROLI, Live Nation Sweden, Music Glue, BBR Music Group, Warner/Chappell Music Spain & Blue Night Soundscapes

» Europe's Digital Music Leaders Form Alliance

News Beat Directory

» [2017-11-21] Joint Statement By The Nordic Musicians' Unions And British Musicians' Union; Discussions On The Issue Of Gender Inequality, Sexism And Sexual Harassment, The Scale Of Which Had Been Highlighted By The Recent #metoo Campaign

» [2017-11-13] Women Make An Impact On The 2018 MPG Awards Shortlist; Nearly A Quarter Of Those Named This Year Are Female, Proving That Music Production Is No Longer A Bastion For The Boys

» [2017-11-13] The Nashville Musicians Sound Healthcare Plan Rolls Out; Sound Healthcare & Financial Announced The Formation Of A True Group Health Insurance Policy Plan For Musicians And Industry Professionals

» [2017-11-09] Streaming & Listening Diversity - Spotify Case Study; Will Artists Have An Easier Time Finding An Audience, Or Will Streaming Focus Global Attention On A Small Number Of Stars?

» [2017-11-09] Two-Sides Of Copyright Finance: Sound Royalties & Kobalt; Sound Royalties Unearths Millions In Undistributed Royalties While Kobalt Launches Fund To Invest In Music Copyright

» [2017-11-08] Career Moves: ROLI, Live Nation Sweden, Music Glue, BBR Music Group, Warner/Chappell Music Spain & Blue Night Soundscapes; ROLI Chief Creative Officer, Live Nation Sweden Managing Directors, Music Glue Global Head Of Business Development, BBR Music Group VP Of International, Warner/Chappell Music Spain Managing Director And Blue Night Director Of Music Clearance

» [2017-11-08] Europe's Digital Music Leaders Form Alliance; European Digital Music Companies Launch Of Digital Music Europe

» [2017-11-05] Pandora Subscriber Base Grows To Over 5 Million; Pandora Premium Paid Subscribers Cross The 1 Million Milestone In October 2017

» [2017-11-05] Hybrid Studios Announces Online Mastering Services; Engineers Billy Klein And Brian Frederick Spearhead New Online Mastering Effort Through OC Studio

» [2017-11-05] Music Industry Betting On VR & AR For New Revenue; The Music Industry Is Making An Early Bet On VR & AR To Create New Revenue Streams Across All Their Lines Of Business

» [2017-11-04] Sound Royalties Unearths Millions In Undistributed Royalties; Nearly $14 Million In Undistributed Royalties Has Been Found By Music-focused Finance Firm Sound Royalties

» [2017-11-02] MusicDish*China October China Label Music Releases And Charts; Several Tracks From October Releases Have Charted On Chinese Music Portal Kanjian ING Top 10 Weekly Chart
MusicDish Advertising Network

follow MusicDish on
Follow MusicDish on Twitter

Mi2N Music PR

Hybrid Studios To Sponsor Unsigned Only 2018

Twice The Holiday Feel-Good Vibe From NYC Indie Rockers

LOVE MY COUNTRY! Is The Ultimate Compilation Series Featuring 20 Hot New Hits

Getting Restless

Your Favorite Color Releases "Heartache"

Melvin Alan Album "Wonderful Life"

Jean Louisa Kelly Presents A Personal Collection Of Songs From The American Standards And Musical Theater

Websites: Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network
Services: Submit Article | Submit News | Submit Video | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution

Copyright © 1997-2017 MusicDish LLC., all rights reserved.
About MusicDish e-Journal | Contact Us | Advertise | RSS | Internships