Matador Records, an independent label, has announced that “major chunks of its extensive catalog, as well as new releases” are now being offered at the iTunes Music Store.
You can now download AAC files of tracks by such artists as Interpol, Cat Power, Yo La Tengo, Stephen Malkmus, Mogwai, Guided By Voices, Pretty Girls Make Graves and others. More new releases and catalog titles will be added every week. The record company also says that “in the months ahead, we hope to make exclusive materials available via the iTunes Music Store, such as previews from forthcoming studio albums, outtakes, live tracks, demo versions, etc.”
Matador Records is a New York-based independent label that’s been around since 1989. Part of the Beggars Group family of labels, Matador’s catalog includes titles from the previously mentioned artists as well as Pavement, Pizzicato Five, Spencer Blues Explosion, Belle amp; Sebastian, Cornelius, Arab Strap, Matmos, Bardo Pond, Mark Eitzel, Richard Hell, Tommy Keene, Arsonists, Preston School Of Industry and others. Matador’s metadata and encoded content will be delivered to iTunes via Consolidated Independent (CI), a UK-based company specializing in centralizing and delivering all forms of data for independent labels.