Digital distributor INgrooves has made some upgrades to the client console used by its label partners.
The additions help its clients keep up with the dynamic digital music market, explains CEO and founder Robb McDaniels in a statement. "Developed entirely in-house by our world class engineering team, the new INgrooves Console provides our clients with unparalleled transparency and access to reports, sales, analytics, and social networking tools to help them actively manage their digital lives."
Among the new features are the ability to choose retailer ad distribution options to over 200 territories, automatically pay US mechanical royalties and analyze sales trends from retailers across product types, territories and retailers.
The new console also allows label partners to access third-party services at preferred rates. The services cover a variety of needs and products and include artist services companies ReverbNation and Topspin, analytics company Next Big Sound, crowdsourced design service Creative Allies and mobile app developer Mobile Roadie.
INgrooves handles distribution to over 400 online and mobile retailers for clients such as Universal Music Group, ReverbNation, Fat Possum and Dualtone. The company is fresh off a #1 album - both overall and digital - with Mac Miller's "Blue Slide Park." The Rostrum/Universal Republic title sold 144,000 units in its first week - 109,000 of those in the digital format - and has sold a total of 194,000 units through four weeks, according to Nielsen SoundScan.