Audiotube, a UK based Independent Digital Distributor pioneering fair trade music distribution, has entered into a Global Distribution licensing deal with Cat-O-Log Records, Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ Record Label.
Audiotube, a UK based Independent digital distributor pioneering fair trade music distribution, has entered into a Global Distribution licensing deal with Cat-O-Log Records, Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ Record Label. The partnership will seamlessly facilitate Global distribution out to the World’s biggest Digital Service Providers including; Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube Music, Pandora, Deezer, Google, Alibaba, Tencent, VEVO and more.
Scott de Mercado, Audiotube’s Founder says; “We are thrilled to announce this partnership with our friends at Cat-O-Log Records, one of the most progressive and forward thinking Independent Labels. Both Audiotube and Cat-O-Log Records share the same ethos with regards to empowering Artists and Labels with ‘best of breed’ affordable and transparent distribution solutions. We are honoured and pleased to get an Artist such as Yusuf on board. Aside from his incredible talent, Yusuf has used his influence to better the sector and is passionate about giving back to the industry that has facilitated his wonderful career. Audiotube is one of the last true independent distributors in a landscape of Goliaths. Like most, we’ve had our growing pains, but we continue to push forward and strive for total Artist satisfaction along the value chain. We are not happy delivering anything less.”
Yoriyos Adamos, Cat-O-Log Records/Catch Bull Management says; “We’re absolutely delighted to be joining forces with Audiotube. When it comes to managing Yusuf’s fantastic back catalogue, we have the luxury to pick and choose our distributor and the simple fact is that Audiotube’s fair trade ethos resonates well with us on a profound level. Music is distributed and listened to very differently these days and Audiotube is pioneering a new way of operating in this ever-evolving digital world by championing the Artist and pushing for total transparency.”
Audiotube delivers “fair trade” digital music distribution. They put content owners first and provide affordable, accountable, efficient and transparent solutions for distribution, marketing and monetisation. Their all-in-one Content Management System (CMS) meets every need, allowing users to host, manage, distribute, promote and monetise content with easy-to-use features ensuring maximum impact with minimum effort.
Better known to music fans as Cat Stevens, Yusuf is one of the most beloved singer-songwriters in the history of popular music. Emerging from London’s folk-club scene in the mid 1960s he quickly achieved pop stardom with hits such as “I Love My Dog”, “Matthew & Son” and “The First Cut is the Deepest”. After a near fatal bout of TB in 1968, he re-emerged as a long-haired troubadour and spiritual seeker singing heartfelt songs of peace that resonated in the hearts of fans the world over. A string of hugely successful albums, including the multi-platinum selling Tea For the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat, overflowed with magical songs such as “Father & Son”, “Wild World”, “Morning Has Broken” and “Peace Train” cementing Yusuf’s status as one of the greatest songwriters of his generation. At the end of the 1970s Yusuf converted to Islam and walked away from his superstardom to dedicate himself to charity, education and family. For almost three decades he worked tirelessly for the betterment of mankind receiving some of the highest international accolades for his efforts in humanitarian relief. In 2006, to the delight of his millions of fans, Yusuf returned to the music industry. He has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame and to this day continues to record and perform his uniquely imaginative style of music spreading a universal message of peace and unity.