DJ and production duo Thievery Corporation have teamed up with iLike and Facebook to stream their new album ‘Radio Retaliation’ exclusively across iLike beginning September 19, five days before the album’s release on September 23.
This is the first time iLike and Facebook have jointly promoted a worldwide listening event, which will take place during the album’s exclusive window of pre-order availability at iTunes. Additionally, Thievery Corporation have made a series of video messages, in which they introduce and discuss their highly anticipated new album, that iLike will premier and distribute across the Web.
“Apart from a few independent bastions, there is no musical or informational freedom on the US airwaves anymore. They’ve been bought up, consolidated and homogenized,” said Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation. “Music is suffering and ‘Radio Retaliation’ is about an exodus of conscious people who are willing to acknowledge something is wrong. We chose iLike as the platform to debut this record because it offers us a direct vehicle to share our music and communicate with fans worldwide, free from editorializing or whitewashing of our messages.”
“This record is our most internationally oriented, said Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation. “We worked with artists from around the world so it made intuitive sense to us to debut the album across the Web on iLike. The roots of our inspiration have always come from what is happening globally. It’s hard to close your eyes and sleep while the world is burning around you. If you are an artist, this is the most essential time to speak up.”
“Radio Retaliation, inspired by iconic groups like the Clash and Public Enemy, might be Thievery Corporation’s most progressive album yet,” said Ali Partovi, CEO of iLike. “As traditional media are failing musicians and music lovers alike, I’m honored that this progressive band recognizes iLike’s direct-to-fan channel as a compelling substitute.”
In addition to being available on Thievery Corporation’s iLike page, the iLike worldwide Radio Retaliation listening party and exclusive Thievery Corporation video messages for fans will debut through the iLike Sidebar for iTunes and Windows Media Player (www.iLike.com/download), as well as on iLike’s leading application on Facebook. Facebook and iLike will promote this special online event via targeted placements across Facebook. The album will be available for pre-order via iLike’s retail links to iTunes. San Francisco based digital distributor INgrooves will handle distribution of Radio Retaliation worldwide excluding Australia and New Zealand.
To listen to Thievery Corporation’s Radio Retaliation and watch their exclusive video messages, please visit www.iLike.com/thieverycorp beginning on September 19. To learn more about iLike’s free content syndication model for artists, please visit: www.iLike.com/forartists.