INgrooves

  1. Upstart Label ChiBase Productions Targets Worldwide Audience For African Music

    August 19, 2014 11:44 AM EDT As the ancestral home of American jazz and the blues, Jamaican reggae and Trinidadian calypso, the music of Africa has had a far-reaching influence on genres throughout the world. Yet contemporary African artists, with few exceptions, struggle to ...

  2. Retail Briefs: RED Distribution & Reach Records Strike Distro Deal, INgrooves Goes Deep with Republic of Music

    March 07, 2014 4:27 AM EST RED Distribution, Reach Records Strike Distribution Pact RED Distribution has signed Reach Records to a distribution deal for North America. The Atlanta, Ga.-based label's roster includes Andy Mineo, KB, Trip Lee, Derek Minor, Tedashii, and G ...

  3. Publishing Briefs: INgrooves Music Publishing Announce Signings, BMG Chrysalis Signs 3 Winans Brothers, Riptide Music & Pigfactory Merge

    February 24, 2014 11:19 PM EST --- INgrooves Music Publishing , which was launched by digital music distributor INgrooves Music Group in July, has announced a slew of signings, including reggae artist Stephen Marley , folk-rock band Jamestown Revival , U.K. recording artist Nat ...

  4. Distro Briefs: INgrooves Distributing BMG’s Mute, Sanctuary Catalogs; Victory Signs I Scream Records

    June 25, 2013 11:20 AM EDT INgrooves To distribute BMG's Recently-Acquired Mute and Sanctuary Catalogs INgrooves has signed a deal to distribute BMG's recently acquired catalogs, Mute and Sanctuary, which covers such artists as Nick Cave, Moby, Erasure, Iron Ma ...

  5. Topspin Allies With Pledge Music, Firebrand, INgrooves and Artist Growth

    November 15, 2012 8:34 PM EST Topspin, the Santa Monica-based company that helps artists connect directly with their fans online, on Thursday announced non-exclusive agreements with four digital music companies including Pledge Music, Firebrand, INgrooves Fontana and Artist Gr ...

  6. 40 Under 40: Robb McDaniels

    August 02, 2012 3:05 PM EDT Robb McDaniels Founder/CEO, INgrooves Fontana Website: ingroovesfontana.com Twitter: @ingroovesfont Fluent In Music And Sports In a short decade, Robb McDaniels, 38, has built INgrooves from scratch into a dominant player in the independent distri ...

  7. INgrooves Fontana, PledgeMusic Aim to Redefine Album Releases With New Partnership

    July 19, 2012 6:05 AM EDT INgrooves Fontana has signed a deal with PledgeMusic that will provide the indie distributor's labels with a direct-to-consumer solution while also helping to transform the crowd-funding site into a new kind of retailer. INgrooves Fontana lab ...

  8. Grooveshark Wins DMCA Argument in Universal Dispute

    July 11, 2012 12:52 PM EDT It's not a secret that Universal Music isn't much of a fan of Grooveshark, the music discovery service that streams over a billion songs every month. The record giant has been pursuing several court actions against the company, including ...

  9. Ron Spaulding Leaves Fontana

    June 29, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Ron Spaulding, who has lead Fontana for nearly five years, has left the company now that the company's integration into INgrooves has been completed. INgrooves acquired Fontana from the Universal Music Group in a deal that included UMG stayin ...

  10. INGrooves CEO Robb McDaniels Says Sustainable Industries Will Come Back at NARM Music Biz 2012

    May 09, 2012 6:29 PM EDT In the opening keynote Q&A at the NARM "Music Biz 2012" convention, being held in Los Angeles this week, Robb McDaniels, founder and CEO of Isolation Network, reminded the music industry that every sustainable industry has its ups an ...

  11. INgrooves to Purchase Fontana

    March 02, 2012 1:18 PM EST INgrooves, the digital aggregator launched in 2002, hs purchased Fontana, the indie distribution company owned by Universal Music Group, the company announced today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal gives the digital distributor a fu ...

  12. This Week in Music: INgrooves CEO Robb McDaniels Talks Digital Distribution, Streaming's Cash-Flow Gap

    December 13, 2011 12:15 PM EST On This Week in Music, host Ian Rogers and this week's guest, digital distributor INgrooves' CEO Robb McDaniels, discuss how people are consuming music, as well as the advantages, obstacles, and goals of digital distribution in a fast-ch ...

  13. INgrooves Makes Updates to Its Client Console

    December 13, 2011 8:30 AM EST 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. "Deve ...

  14. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Amanda Marks

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 6 Amanda Marks Global head of digital accounts, Universal Music Group Website: Universalmusic.com Twitter: @AmandaMarks Amanda Marks is one of the most influential executives in the digital media industry. She has been a key member of Universa ...

  15. Labels Turning To Distribution Partners To Ease Digital Transition

    September 01, 2011 9:18 AM EDT Record labels traditionally have had three core responsibilities: produce music, market music and distribute music. But what happens if one of those duties is taken away? It's an interesting question to ponder in the digital age, as more la ...

  16. CHNL Raises $1.2 Million, Launches With Thievery Corporation

    July 12, 2011 10:05 AM EDT The number of direct-to-fan service providers continues to rise as entrepreneurs and investors pour resources into disruptive technologies that eliminate the retail middleman. CHNL is the newest startup on the scene. The company has raised $1.2 mi ...

  17. INgrooves Gets Capital Injection From Shamrock

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Digital music distribution service INgrooves has scored a fresh investment from Shamrock Capital Growth Fund. While the amount of the investment is undisclosed, INgrooves' new capitalization reduces Universal Music Group Distribution's ( ...

  18. Business Matters: AEG, Copyright Reform, Another Planet and more

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT LABELS + AEG, CONFLICT OF INTEREST? -- Would a conflict of interest prevent major labels from buying a stake in AEG ? The Deal tosses out Live Nation as an example, saying its artist management division’s quest for higher guarantees is fundamental ...

  19. Guvera Inks Oz Deal With Liberation

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian ad-supported digital music service Guvera has struck a content partnership deal with indie Liberation Music Group, part of the Melbourne-based Mushroom Group of Companies. The Australia-only licensing deal is the first news from the Gol ...

  20. RightsFlow, INgrooves In Deal

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST RightsFlow has cut a deal with INgrooves to provide its distributed labels with mechanical licensing and royalty payment services, if they so choose. INgrooves clients will be able to use RightsFlow's proprietary licensing, accounting and roy ...

  21. Ingrooves To Digitally Distribute Cherry Picked Records

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ingrooves will digitally distribute Cherry Picked Records, the record division of Cherry Lane Music Group. In addition to its developing artists, Cherry Picked Records controls the master recordings for some of its well known larger brands such as ...

  22. TuneCore, UMG Ink Services Deal

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT TuneCore has struck a wide-ranging deal with Universal Music Group to deliver major-label marketing services to its DIY indie clients. Under the deal, UMG labels will resell TuneCore's digital distribution services, and add their own marketin ...

  23. Digital Briefs: Last.fm, 'Guitar Hero 5,' Crystal Method

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Mobile music service mSpot has added content from CBS Radio and Last.fm to its streaming music channels it delivers for various wireless operators. mSpot's mobile application lets users stream participating radio channels through their pho ...

  24. Digital Briefs: Pirate Bay, Sony Music, Variable Pricing

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Prosecutors in Italy are mulling charges against the same four Pirate Bay administrators that a Swedish court recently found guilty of copyright infringement. The Italian government briefly required ISPs in the country to block the Pirate Bay l ...

  25. Digital Briefs: Nimbit, iMesh, Fall Out Boy

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Nimbit , an online music promotion and direct-to-fan distribution service, has landed $1 million in new financing. The company, which counts both artists and independent labels as clients, acquired the funding from CommonAngels. - Legal P2P serv ...

  26. Digital Briefs: INgrooves, Nokia, iPhone App Store

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST - Digital distributor INgrooves has joined Nokia's Comes With Music program. The Nokia service already has licensing deals with the four major labels, including INgrooves investor Universal Music Group. Anyone owning a compatible Nokia phone ...

  27. National Geographic Launches Label

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST National Geographic Society has launched a record label, Nat Geo Music, through its music division of the same name. The label will record, release and promote modern music from around the globe from a variety of artists and genres. It will be hea ...

  28. MySpace Music Expands Offering

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST MySpace Music has added content from five larger independent labels and indie music distributor, four months after its September launch. The new partners include Nettwerk Music Group, INgrooves, IRIS Distribution and RoyaltyShare, as well as Wind- ...

  29. Digital Briefs: Veoh, YouLicense, ID Interactive

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST - Online video service Veoh won a slight reprieve when the judge presiding over Universal Music Group's copyright infringement lawsuit against the company refused to grant the label's request for a summary judgment. - Music licensing pla ...

  30. Digital Briefs: Metal Blade, 3 Doors Down, UMG

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Metal Blade Records has signed a distribution deal with INgrooves. The 26-year-old indie label has been home to artists including Slayer, Metallica and GWAR. - 3 Doors Down will be featured in a new music video game dubbed "PopStar Guitar,& ...

  31. UMG Flips Switch On Ingrooves

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Six months after their initial investment, Universal Music Group announced the successful launch of Ingrooves' distribution services on behalf of UMG's U.S. and Canadian Distributed Labels. Over the next few months, Ingrooves will increa ...

  32. INgrooves Inks New Artist, Label Deals

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of a recent strategic investment from the Universal Music Group, digital distributor INgrooves announced a number of new artist and label signings. Recent artist imprint signings include Jimmy Buffett (Mailboat Records), John Michael ...

  33. Montgomery Partners With A2M For Distribution

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Michael Montgomery has signed an exclusive agreement with independent music distributor Artist To Market Distribution (A2M). The company will handle the distribution of Montgomery's tenth studio album, "Time Flies," which will ...

  34. UMGD, INgrooves In Deal

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD) has partnered and invested in indie digital distribution and marketing company INgrooves. The deal opens INgrooves’ menu of services -- which include digital retail sales/marketing, sales reporting, film a ...

  35. Digital Bits: INgrooves, Virgin Mobile, Groove Mobile, The Orchard

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile music distributor and "label" INgrooves partnered with technology provider Emdigo for a new set of 3D artist-based wallpaper images called "Music Screensavers. The next-gen wallpaper images feature animated images of various ...

  36. Pocket Group Pouches CD Baby, INgrooves Deals

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone entertainment supplier Pocket Group is boasting a catalog of 1.5 million tracks available to license following new deals signed with CD Baby and INgrooves. The British company, which supplies music, TV, film and celebrity content to m ...

  37. Harry Fox, INgrooves Ink Deal

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA) and indie digital distributor INgrooves have signed a licensing agreement. INgrooves -- who's client list includes Tila Tequila, Thievery Corporation, Too $hort, and Lady Sovereign -- will be using its proprie ...

  38. INgrooves Inks Artist, Label Deals

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Digital "label" INgrooves unveiled several new partnerships with various artists and indie labels. They include Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto Records, artist Los Tigres Del Norte, bluhammock music, Coalition Media Group, cellist Zoe Kea ...

  39. MySpace Sensation Tila Tequila Releases Single

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Internet sensations trying to make the jump to mainstream success took another turn this week with MySpace vixen Tila Tequila releasing her debut single and music video "I Love U" without the help of a record label. The clothing-optional ...

  40. Fontana Inks Deals With VH1, INgrooves

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company expands with exclusive distribution pacts. Fontana has signed an exclusive distribution deal with digital media publisher and technology company INgrooves. Fontana will distribute the company's product in the U.S. and Canada, while IN ...