AVENUEAR Boots Up Digital Music Venture

A new, Los Angeles-based startup, AVENUEAR said this morning that it has launched its digital music efforts, where it will connect independent artists, writers, and producers with industry professionals in the A&R industry. The startup said it was founded by Jay Leopardi, and will help artists, songwriters, and producers who have had difficulty getting to record labels. The company said it aims to help recodr label executives discover talent from independent musicians and help those musicians with record, publishing, or licensing deals.