Zak Stambor , Managing Editor
Expansion includes announcement of first annual Topspin Content Partner Day in February and opening of Topspin Offices in the United Kingdom
CANNES, France (January 25, 2010) Topspin, developers of the most complete software platform for connecting artists and their partners directly to their fans, today announced the expansion of its rapidly growing list of content partners which now includes more than 60 label, management, distribution and marketing services ecosystem partners around the world. The company also announced that it will host the first annual Topspin Content Partner Day on February 25, 2010, and that it is establishing a presence in the United Kingdom.
In an effort to grant more artists access to the Topspin platform, the company has aggressively stepped up efforts to forge relationships with a number of ecosystem partners. The Topspin Ecosystem is comprised of partners who are well trained to effectively use Topspin on behalf of their artists.
“We’re excited to have teamed up with such an incredible array of content partners, all of which are like-minded in their philosophy and approach to direct-to-fan marketing,” said Ian Rogers, CEO at Topspin. ”Topspin is professional-grade marketing software and our goal is to make the Topspin platform accessible to top-tier and middle class artists alike via our growing ecosystem.”
In addition to the many management company partners Topspin forged in its first year of business, Topspin has recently partnered with labels, large and small, including Universal Music Group, EMI Music, Atlantic Records, ATO Records, Real World Records (UK), Dangerbird Records, Nacional Records, Thirty Tigers, and The Eleven Seven Music Group, as well as additional management companies such as Silva Artist Management, Jampol Artist Management, Inc., Goliath Artists, SuperVision Management (UK), Maine Road Management, and Red Light Management, to offer direct-to-fan marketing and retail technology. Topspin is working closely with distributors as they expand the services they offer to their artists including Fontana, Caroline, [PIAS] Entertainment Group (Europe), The Orchard, INgrooves, IODA, and TuneCore. Additionally, Topspin has become a useful tool in the quiver of many marketing services companies, from EMI Label Services, which serves independent labels and artists, and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, to [PIAS] Digital Marketing (Europe), FILTER, Terrorbird Media, On Target Media Group, Toolshed, Radar Maker (UK), Media Junction (UK), and many others. To see a complete list of Topspin Ecosystem partners, visit: http://www.topspinmedia.com/for-artists/ecosystempartners/.
To familiarize more content owners with Topspin, the company will also be hosting the first Topspin Content Partner Day at its offices in Santa Monica, Calif. on February 25, 2010. Labels, management companies and distributors of all sizes are invited to get a first-hand look at the Topspin software, learn about direct-to-fan best practices and success stories, and meet the Topspin team.
Topspin has also opened an office in the United Kingdom to meet the growing demand for marketing software and services. Headed by Topspin co-founder Shamal Ranasinghe, Topspin Media UK Limited will be the primary hub for European artists, managers and labels eager to take advantage of the Topspin direct-to-fan marketing platform.
To learn more about the Topspin Ecosystem or become an ecosystem partner, visit: http://www.topspinmedia.com/for-artists/ecosystem-partners/. Content owners interested in attending Topspin Content Partner Day should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in June 2007, Topspin is the most complete technology platform for artists to create their own retail channels, effectively promote their music and connect directly with their fans.. The company is changing the business of music marketing by giving artists the tools to easily and efficiently generate demand for their music, manage their catalog and their fans, and gather insights to improve performance. Since coming out of stealth mode in June 2008, more than 300 artists, managers and labels have chosen the Topspin platform to market music directly to their fans, including the Beastie Boys, David Byrne, Paul McCartney, The Doors, Janis Joplin, Arcade Fire, Eminem, Carly Simon, Metric, and Fanfarlo. Visit www.topspinmedia.com for more information.