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The IDC team is thrilled to announce that our new music licensing division and website is officially open to the world today! If you are reading this, you’ve found us!

For the last year, we’ve been diligently working on a new licensing platform for our creative and music supervision clients, one that makes the music licensing process both easier and more helpful to the people we work with. This is an exciting step forward for IDC Music Licensing, enabling us to better connect creatives and music supervisors with our catalog of independent and established music artists.

From custom listening accounts to mobile browsing, our new technology platform makes finding, listening and licensing music incredibly easy for the people we work with. Whether you like to discover music on your own, or prefer the delivery of custom playlists and selections from our we have you covered.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us – we’d love to hear from you!

The full press release is below for more information on the announcement.

Brendan Blandy
Director of Music Licensing


Independent Distribution Collective Launches Music Licensing Division with New Tools for Music Supervisors

San Francisco, CA – January 21, 2016 – Independent Distribution Collective is proud to announce the relaunch of the company’s music licensing division, complete with a new platform that presents our catalog and a streamlined music licensing service to music supervisors, agencies, and more. IDC has partnered with the digital strategy agency ConnectiveMKT to provide this new online portal for music supervisors and creatives at

Delivering pre-cleared music from the best independent and established artists, IDC Music Licensing provides an easy process from start to finish. Music supervisors and other creatives in need of music can work with IDC genre experts to receive customized selections that fit their project or needs, enabling instant and hassle-free review of music in the catalog via web or mobile device.

The IDC Music Licensing catalog features a diverse collection of music that can be legally licensed in minutes, providing supervisors and creatives with major label quality music without the major label paperwork. IDC genre experts provide tailored music selections for Television and Film, Video Games, Advertising – really anything.

“From a creative perspective, nothing affects a project quite like music. Be it in the foreground or background, music makes the moment,” says Brendan Blandy, Director of Music Licensing and Principal at ConnectiveMKT. “Our entire team is thrilled to be able to connect great artists with creatives looking for high-quality, easy to license music.”

The IDC Music Licensing catalog has been cultivated over the last 10 years and represents the best in independent music across genres. From Pop to Reggae to Jazz and everything in between, IDC provides easy to license music from some of the biggest artists in the game like Narada Michael Walden, Morgan Heritage, Sizzla, Bill Ortiz (from Santana), E-40, Too Short, DJ Touré from Hieroglyphics, and many more. Music from the IDC Licensing catalog has been featured in projects from Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Animation, Electronic Arts, Oprah, Fuel TV, NBC Universal’s Oxygen Network, E! Entertainment, MTV, FOX Sports, and USA Network. Music supervisors and creatives looking for music can learn more at Artists interested in IDC services can learn more at

IDC’s Founder and President Steffen Franz says, “There are so many opportunities for independents artists and record labels to make a living in the music industry today. It is more important than ever to cultivate multiple revenue streams for your music, and with more creative content being produced than ever before, Sync fees and residual royalties are an increasingly vital component of an independent’s career. IDC is committed to helping current and future artists find new ways to make their careers sustainable, and music licensing is an obvious focus.”

About Independent Distribution Collective:
Independent Distribution Collective is a music distribution and marketing company based in San Francisco that offers label services including physical and digital distribution, marketing and promotion, artist development services, and music licensing. In business for over eleven years, IDC has made a name for itself by helping independents to play on the same field as major label artists, without having to adhere to major label budgets. They provide a framework to help indie artists gain a foothold in an industry that increasingly rewards the efforts of those who are willing to build and maintain their own careers, whether they are already successful or still developing.

About ConnectiveMKT:
ConnectiveMKT is a digital strategy consultancy for artists and organizations. ConnectiveMKT provides web, digital communications and creative services to Fortune 5 brands, start-ups and creatives. ConnectiveMKT is also the agency of record for the Streets Connect Urban Media Network, including:

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