BlackBerry and Zimbalam, a leading global digital music distributor for developing and independent artists, have announced that they are working together to offer unsigned musicians an easy and efficient way to bring their music content to the BlackBerry World storefront. 
Zimbalam and BlackBerry will leverage Zimbalam’s expansive distribution network and custom technologies to give independent artists the ability to sell their music around the world on BlackBerry World.
Artists will enjoy Zimbalam’s clear and simple interface and daily sales reports. Customer support is tailored to the artist’s local language and distribution packs are adapted geographically.
Artists also have the opportunity to evolve and move their careers a step forward as currently over 20 artists a month are offered the opportunity to work with A&R and develop their careers.
To get started, artists simply visit Zimbalam’s Web site
, create an account with Zimbalam, choose their release dates and the territories they want to sell their music in, pay a small distribution fee, and begin selling their music. Artists remain free and independent and earn 90% of their royalties from sales.
“Zimbalam exists in order to allow unsigned artists to get their music on to digital music stores and to find their audience. We are excited to be working with BlackBerry as it will give artists access to a different fan base and help with the discovery of their music,” says Denis Ladegaillerie, CEO of Zimbalam.
“Whether you’re an independent artist, label or simply a customer who loves to create music, Zimbalam through BlackBerry World will be a fantastic vehicle to share your music with the world,” says Martyn Mallick, VP, Global Alliances and Business Development at BlackBerry.