Tuesday, September 25, 2012
KLR Management Group Ltd. Announces Music Distribution Deal With U.S. Based Integra Interactive Inc.
By Arthia Nixon, The Ambassador Agency
Keith Rolle, founder and President of KLR Management Group Ltd confirmed that his career management firm signed a music distribution agreement with Integra Interactive Inc. and will be launching the “first wave” of music into the U.S. retail market wherever myMEDIA BurnBar™ kiosks are available starting November 1, 2012. As a result, never before seen independent music artists and record labels worldwide will have the opportunity for their music to be directly available to nearly 500 stores in the United States alongside gospel music industry veterans.
“I have been a cashier, a music buyer, a marketing manager and a store manager serving in Christian retail for ten years,” says Rolle. “So I’ve been in a strategic position to witness the myMEDIA BurnBar™ kiosks transition from providing soundtracks for singers, to presenting complete music catalogs from the top distributors of Christian content in the U.S. market. Integra Interactive has proven that they can find solutions to complex challenges in this digital age. We are pleased to be with them and deliver gospel music from the Bahamas, the Caribbean, the United States, Canada, the U.K. and Africa.”
Integra Interactive is one of the world’s largest providers of in-store media-on-demand kiosk with over 1,200 shopper Touchpoint kiosks in nearly 500 stores. The Nashville, Tennessee-based company has the ability to burn to CD full albums, custom song playlists, audiobooks, video games and Bible software.
In addition to the in-store kiosks, Integra’s sister company ACM Digital will also sell KLR artists’ music at its online mp3 download store MYeebo.com.
“Keith is passionate about bringing Caribbean artists to the U.S. market stated David Amster, Integra’s Chief Innovation Officer. “We are looking forward to working with KLR Management Group to see this realized through a very cost-effective distribution system.”
Rolle intimated, “I can’t count the number of times the music I selected for a customer while working in retail helped them through a situation. Or a church friend; a family member of a person I read about in the newspaper, needed help finding the perfect CD to comfort and console. That was in service to a single store, now with KLR and thanks to Integra Interactive, I’m in a position to provide hundreds of stores with music to restore, encourage and heal. With my background in retail this is a dream come true.” Official announcements regarding the artists and their music will be forthcoming.