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CdA Music Group is a platform for artists, songwriters and entrepreneurs who want to take advantage of our publishing, production, distribution and business affairs team to retain ownership and have the opportunity to continue developing in a more focused way. We provide comprehensive support from creation to collection and leverage out experience, relationships, technology and quality catalogue for preferential treatment in the marketplace. The results are better management of your business, successful releases and significantly increased income.  We look beyond simple distribution, price and positioning support and work to build an organized music company which generates income from all sources including downloads, streaming, OTA (over the air/mobile), global performance/neighboring rights, synch, jukeboxes, in-store ambient services, direct-to-consumer, physical retail and subscription services, as well as handle all marketing, promotion, advanced data analytics and royalty tracking including identification of unknown sound recordings and associated metadata.  We apply this aggressive, multi-stream approach to both our distribution and publishing catalogues and do so on a global basis while providing expert advice every step of the way.

Dynamic Services:
With all that is happening in the digital space today, it's important that your publisher, production house and/or distributor has an eye on the future. We continuously develop our offerings to ensure you remain in the know and well represented. 

Expertise and Customer Service:
Large enough to make a difference, small enough to have time for you, our team's years of music industry experience is available to make the professional difference in your business.   

Reach:
We continuously research new retailers and stay on top of emerging opportunities. We distribute to over 450 retail end points in over 85 countries.  We also actively promote and place music in ancillary markets such as Film, TV and special market initiatives.

Marketing Savvy:

At CdA, we believe strongly that success in the digital marketplace starts with good planning. We work closely with you to make sure that a comprehensive, affordable strategy is in place to ensure maximum sales and exposure. As the digital marketplace provides a seemingly endless amount of opportunity to promote releases, it's important to have a partner that knows how to efficiently filter and allocate time and resources where they're most productive. 

Established in late 2006 by industry veteran Ivan F. Alvarez, CdA has been on the forefront of the new music paradigm providing a broad range of services to labels, artists, songwriters and their management.  CdA's more than 500 albums and 6,200 songs, ringtones and other offerings are available for purchase worldwide on-line, over the air (mobile devices) and in all major physical sales points throughout the United States including Puerto Rico.  Our roster's music can also be heard in films, television programs and in numerous special market offerings. The catalogue includes songs by well known artists in both the Latin and general market sectors including The Weather Girls, Vico C, Antony Santos, Baby Rasta & Gringo and over 100 releases from the classic Max Mex catalogue.  The production arm has produced original music for Univision, ESPN and others.

Our offices and studio are located in beautiful Miami Beach, Florida.  We are fifteen minutes away from South Beach but a world away from the insanity.  Click here for a map of our Location and to get directions.

Ivan F. Alvarez

Founder

See Ivan's Linkedin Profile

See Ivan's Linkedin Profile

 

“I've had the pleasure to know Ivan for many years. From his early days at ASCAP to his latest venture with CdA Group. Ivan has always been an extremely smart and diligent executive. He is a sharp negotiator and strategist...who is a big picture thinker. His background in law as well as his musical abilities makes him an very well rounded executive...able to manage and balance opposites. I have nothing but great things to say about Ivan.” 

Jose Tillan, Executive Vice President/GM, MTV Tr3s

Ivan has consistently been a reliable source of valuable information and advice over the years. He has been an intimate part of key deal structures and has made the process smoother and more beneficial. His advice and follow thru on pending deals have been very productive for both my label and management company and I consider him and the services he provides part of my inner circle of people who I turn to for advice. In addition, he is a master of the legal draft. What he often says in a paragraph, takes others in the legal world, pages to convey.”

Tomas CookmanPresident and Owner, Cookman International and Nacional Records

“Ivan is not only a very smart and savvy business man, he is also someone that knows and understands good music. He is an inspiring individual, and good company to boot.”

Erik Gilbert, VP Content, IODA

“I have known Ivan since he was heading the Latin department at ASCAP, back then he helped me organized my memberships for Proyecto Uno and my publishing company and was very instrumental in teaching me and the guys how performing rights worked. While heading Universal Music Publishing Latin America provided great knowledge on how important intellectual property, copyright law and the protection of it is; in addition his doors were always open for up and coming artists/songwriters...as we say in the industry ”Always with his ears on the streets" and now at CDA Group through the representation of various songwriters as an attorney, he is very respectful, intelligent and resourceful providing an insight in the creative process and business knowledge to his clients to maximize their earning potential. I am proud to call him my friend!”

Porfirio Pina Senior Director, Latin-Writer Publisher Relations , BMI 

“Ivan and I worked together on various projects while I was at Machete Music and he was SVP at UMG Publishing Latin America. He is one of the most knowledgeable people I know and is well rounded in all aspects of the music business.

At his new endeavor CdA Group LLC Ivan has created a well rounded structure to market and sell music across various digital platforms.”

Ed Agudelo, Account Director, Universal Music Group

“Ivan is a true gentleman that brings instant class and credibilty to any project that he is affiliated with. There are few indivduals in any industry that can make a seamless transition from the executive suites to that of entrepeneurial terrian and much less make it look easy. Ivan is clearly one of those people. Ivan is a great mentor, colleague and friend as such it has been great to know him.”

Joseph T. Monagle III, Relationship Manager, Swiss Private Bank

“Ivan is one of the very few individuals in the music industry who really knows what he's talking about and knows what he's doing. His knowledge and advice has helped me greatly the caring and development of my career as producer and of my company as well.”

Sam "FISH" Fisher, Producer/Songwriter

“I've actually known Ivan since his days at Univeral Music Publishing. He always has been smart, honest, straightforward, knowledgable and a pleasure to deal with.”

Matt Greenberg, Counsel, Greenberg Traurig

“I have known Ivan personally for almost twenty years. He has vast knowledge and experience in the world of music publishing and the entertainment business in general and I have often turned to him for his always good advice on various media projects. I highly recommend him because of his expertise and, more importantly, for his integrity.”  

Judy Rosen, Partner, Quintech

“I have had the privilege of working with Ivan since 1997 first in the music publishing industry and now with CdA Group where we have a very rewarding relationship in the new model of the music industry. Ivan is a catalyst in the success that my artists and companies have accomplished through his service and implementation of dead on target tools to achieve that success.”

Angel ZamoraOwner, Inimitable Entertainment

“Ivan is a very reliable person. It has been a nice experience working with him!!!”

Barbara Bosisio  Owner at 2B Sparkling Communication

“Ivan is one of those people who have "ears" and manage to discover a hit and a business opportunity right in time. I will always relay on him for accurate feedback on Latin American products and writers.”

Luc Standaert , General Manager , Universal Music Publishing