DETROIT – July 3rd, 2009 – Successful songwriter Ernesto Cortazar III, son of the late classical composer Ernesto Cortazar II, the first artist to have over 14 million digital downloads through MP3.com, announced today to release his father’s full catalogue into leading digital music services including iTunes through WaTunes, the revolutionary online music distribution service which currently distributes the label of NBA Legend and Hall of Famer Earl Monroe. The Ernesto Cortazar catalogue will include classical masterpieces including ‘Just for You’, ‘River of Dreams’, and ‘On Top of the World’.
“WaTunes is on a verge to provide amazing opportunities to music artists and record labels worldwide. Our goal is to put the power back into the hands of the artist. We are very excited and honored to be able to help increase the brand and presence of Ernesto Cortazar into our music store partners. ” said Kevin Rivers, Founder and CEO of WaTunes.
“After 10 years of my father’s success on mp3.com, it is now time to open new markets and use all the online distribution network, WaTunes will give us that with all the new features that are about to come and this combined with their excellent customer service they have. My father had over 14 million downloads in less than 2 years on MP3.com back when it was a site dedicated to independent artists, now we want to break that record.” said Ernesto Cortazar III, Son of Ernesto Cortazar II.
Currently, his albums Just for You, Leaves in the Wind, and On Top of the World are now available on the iTunes. Expect to see more of his catalogue of music available on other music store services including Amazon, ShockHound, Rhapsody, and Zune throughout the year.