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Indie Giant Forms Mobile Unit; Signs Distribution Deals

Dimensional Associates, the parent holding company of music indie The Orchard and online music site eMusic, has formed a mobile content company called Dimensional Mobile Entertainment (DME). DME will be headed by David Pakman, who is a managing director of Dimensional Associates and the COO of eMusic.
Among DME’s plans for 2005: “The eMusic Mobile service, a new offering for eMusic subscribers that will allow a single subscription across PC and mobile platforms for mastertones, streams and full-length downloads to handsets.”
DA also announced that its indie label, The Orchard, has licensed portions of its catalogue to eight companies: Dwango Wireless, Zingy, 9 Squared, HIFI Ringtones, IAM Mobile, Securycast, Arvato Mobile and Hudson Soft. The licensed tracks-drawn from The Orchard’s 300,000-song catalogue-will be sold as “mastertones” or “true tones” to customers of those mobile services.