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The Independent Distribution & Licensing Agency

For Established Recording Artists & Independent Labels

IDLA is the only distributor to be established by a diverse group of independent labels.

Twenty leading independent labels founded IDLA in 2007 to provide independent labels and artists efficient and economic digital asset delivery to digital music services, and royalty collection and administration through an organization whose financial interests are directly aligned with its independent artists and label members. Today IDLA remains 100% independent owned and is not affiliated with any major label affiliated distribution companies, private equity groups, or tech companies.

What we offer

GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

We offer our clients global digital distribution & performance rights administration, as well as physical distribution though our partners Amped/AEC in the US, Fontana North in Canada, Proper Distribution in the UK, Alive! Distribution in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Karonte in Spain, Socadisc in France, MGM in Australia, and through our network of non-exclusive partners in all other territories.

FAIR RATES

IDLA charges all its members the same administration fee 9%, and we pay digital clients monthly. IDLA is owned by independent labels, as rights holders like you we care deeply about the royalty rate they are getting, and with IDLA you get the same royalty rates as the IDLA label owners.​​

WE ARE SELECTIVE

IDLA is owned by some of the most respected independent labels who release many must have artists, so the music being distributed is associated with the best new releases and has a better chance of being featured by digital platforms. We only accept as clients those artists and labels that meet a professional level of development, and have engaged fans, touring base or international following.​​

Choose the Digital Services
that you want.

Opt out of services where you have direct deals or territories where you have assigned digital rights.

Get More of What's Yours

There is no up-front fee. IDLA delivers to, administers and collect royalties from digital services, and provides clients a consolidated monthly electronic statement that can be cut/pasted to account to individual artists and producers. IDLA will collect on behalf of it's members royalties arising from the activities of MERLIN, the global independent rights collective, and advocate on behalf of IDLA clients in the fair distribution of MERLIN proceeds.

IDLA advocates on behalf of its members and all independent labels for fair treatment in the areas of neighboring rights, private copying and other uses of recordings for which remuneration is governed by a local copyright board.

Get In Touch

(905) 690- 9397

Address 23 Griffin Street, Waterdown, ON. L0R 2H0

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through Canadian Heritage’s Creative Export Canada Program, and the Government of Ontario through Ontario Create’s Ontario Music Fund.

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