Brandon Boyd Unveils Sons of the Sea EP via INgrooves/INresidence Artist Services Today

(LOS ANGELES)       Brandon Boyd, frontman of the multi-platinum rock band Incubus, released the debut EP from his new project Sons of the Sea today.  Entitled Compass, the four song EP is just a taste of things to come from Boyd, who’s currently in the studio working on a Sons of the Sea full length album scheduled for release this fall.

Both Compass and the full length album will be released on Avow Records and distributed by INgrooves via their artist services division, INresidence.  The four-song EP is a collaboration between Boyd and producer Brendan O’Brien.  As USA Today said “The tunes evoke the sounds of the Beach Boys and Harry Nilsson while still echoing Boyd’s funk-metal style, developed over 20 years as Incubus’ lead vocalist.”

“Sons of the Sea is a truly creative and musically adventurous project,” said Bryan Mead, Senior Vice President of INresidence Artist Services.  “We could not ask for better partners in Brandon and his manager Steve Rennie and we look forward to an extremely productive partnership.”

Boyd’s manager Steve Rennie commented, “Although there are a lot of options for artists today, the choice for a partner in this project was very clear to Brandon and me.  Bryan and his team at INgrooves offer an unparalleled distribution infrastructure coupled with the kind of knowledgeable and passionate staff that will really empower this project and take it where it needs to go.”

Sons of the Sea is already causing waves in the media.  Rolling Stone debuted the first music from the project earlier this month, while USA Today just this week debuted the lyric video for “Space and Time” which can be seen HERE.  Other premieres are scheduled from Mashable and Elle.com.

Sons of the Sea’s debut EP, Compass, is available now at all online retailers and streaming services. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Sons of the Sea Press Contact:

Andrea Bussell at Shorefire at
abussell@shorefire.com
718.522.7171 x25

INresidence Radio Contact:

Michael Plen
plen@ingrooves.com
310-924-4998
@michaelplen

INgrooves Press Contact:

John Vlautin at SpinLab at
jv@spinlab.net
818-763-9800 or

Alicia Giesen at INgrooves
agiesen@ingrooves.com

BMG Taps INgrooves to Distribute Mute and Sanctuary Catalogs in the U.S. and Canada

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA)  INgrooves, one of the world’s leading global independent music distributors, today announced that it has been chosen by BMG to distribute its newly acquired Mute and Sanctuary catalogs in the U.S. and Canada.  Under the new deal, INgrooves will provide physical and digital distribution services including sales, marketing and catalog development for the highly respected labels’ combined rosters, which include such iconic artists as Nick Cave, Moby, Erasure, Iron Maiden, Motörhead, The Kinks and many others.

“Over the last 10 years, we have built both an unparalleled distribution platform that empowers our label partners and a dedicated, passionate staff who are experts in creating value from the repertoire we market and distribute,” said INgrooves Founder and CEO Robb McDaniels.  “We are pleased to have been selected by BMG after such a rigorous selection process and are confident that the INgrooves infrastructure and team will deliver maximum benefit for these two great catalogs.”

BMG EVP International Repertoire Fred Casimir said, “We are delighted to be working with INgrooves in the US and Canada to unlock the value in these iconic Sanctuary and Mute recordings.”

INgrooves will begin distributing the Mute and Sanctuary titles beginning on August 1st of this year.  Some of the catalog titles are expected to be available in a digital format for the first time ever.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

John Vlautin at SpinLab Communications at jv@spinlab.net or 818-763-9800 or

Alicia Giesen at INgrooves at agiesen@ingrooves.com or 415-489-1466

 

INgrooves Adds Two Executives in the UK to Support International Expansion

Dominic Jones Named as Director, Sales & Marketing and
Toby Peacock as Director, International Label and Project Management

Alex Branson, International Managing Director for INgrooves, a leading global independent music distributor, announced today the appointment of two executives to the company’s London-based staff. Dominic Jones and Toby Peacock join the company to head up the expanding Sales & Marketing and Client Services teams outside North America.

Dominic Jones has been appointed to the position of Director of Sales & Marketing at the company. In this newly created role, Mr. Jones will oversee all Sales & Marketing activities for the company’s international territories, working closely with labels and artists to ensure maximum visibility for INgrooves’ distributed projects. Mr. Jones’ appointment comes ahead of the company’s planned expansion into continental Europe and Australasia.

Mr. Jones comes to INgrooves after running a successful consulting business where he worked with important independent labels and businesses including Eagle Rock Entertainment, Just Music, Angel Falls Records and Green Queen Music. During the last year he also set up and ran the new European office of Nashville-based distributor, Thirty Tigers. Prior to that he served as head of Distribution at Proper Music Distribution and also spent a significant period at Pinnacle Entertainment.

“Dominic brings 25 years of experience in digital and physical music distribution and marketing,” said Mr. Branson. “His breadth of knowledge will be an immediate asset to our artists and labels as we expand the list of services internationally to mirror our successful format in North America”

Toby Peacock has been named Director, International Label and Project Management. In this newly created role, Mr. Peacock will oversee creative promotion initiatives to enhance existing clients’ sales and be proactive in bringing new labels to the company’s roster.

In addition, Mr. Peacock will act as product manager for all INresidence Artist Services projects outside of North America, working closely with the Los Angeles based services group to execute promotional plans. He will also spearhead outreach to the European manager community to source new projects for INresidence. An initial group of international projects are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Mr. Peacock spent much of the past seven years at [PIAS] Entertainment Group, the European independent music group. He served in a variety of capacities including Head of Creative and Product Management. Prior to that he was a label manager at Wall of Sound Recordings, where he also served as a product manager and various other capacities at the label.

“Toby has both the passion and the kind of vast experience that have made him a highly respected music executive,” said Mr. Branson. “We are pleased to have him aboard as we continue to expand our operations and list of services into new territories around the world.

Both executives will be based in INgrooves’ London offices.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
John Vlautin at SpinLab Communications at jv@spinlab.net or 818-763-9800 or
Alicia Giesen at INgrooves at agiesen@ingrooves.com or 415-489-1466

INgrooves Artist Services Division, INresidence, Builds Frontline Roster

Announces New Partnerships with The Boxer Rebellion, Pepper, Raheem DeVaughn, Lyfe Jennings, Primal Scream and Lenka

INresidence, the artist services division formed by music distributor INgrooves last fall, has announced the first group of partnerships with an eclectic array of artists and labels.

Established in 2012, INresidence is the in-house global marketing division of INgrooves, one of the world’s leading independent music distributors.  INresidence provides streamlined access to product management, radio and video promotion, sync licensing, online marketing, publicity support, and branding and sponsorship services.

“INresidence was founded to provide centralized resources to the independent artist community who have embraced it with great enthusiasm,” said the division’s Senior Vice President, Bryan Mead.  “The INresidence team provides a complete suite of services for label and artist partners looking for a passionate, fair and transparent marketing and distribution solution.”

Releases already available in stores or being released soon include:

The Boxer Rebellion (North America only)

The brand new album Promises was released in May on Absentee Recordings and nearly doubled the first week sales from their previous effort.  INresidence is leading the marketing efforts which includes a major push for the first single, “Diamonds,” at non-commercial and AAA radio as well as sync licensing with two early Grey’s Anatomy placements.  A North American tour starts in June and will include a stop at “The Tonight show with Jay Leno” on June 14th.

Pepper

The band’s sixth studio album will be released on July 16th via their own LAW Records label.  INresidence is already impacting radio with the first single “FKARND” which has early adds at KROQ (LA), LIVE 105 (SF) and KUCD (Hawaii).  Velvet Hammer Management is running a PledgeMusic pre-order campaign as part of the online fan hub’s retailer deal with INgrooves.

Thievery Corporation

The Washington D.C. duo, return with their 7th studio album Saudade on September 10th.  The band will be performing at several summer festivals including The Governor’s Ball (NYC), High Sierra (Quincy, CA), Calgary Folk Music (Canada) and Lollapalooza (Chicago).

Raheem DeVaughn

The GRAMMY-nominated DeVaughn, best known for his hit singles “Woman,” “Customer,” and “Bulletproof,” has completed his new album which will be released this August on Mass Appeal Entertainment.  The first single, “Love Connection,” is heading into the Top 10 at Urban AC radio and Raheem will be hitting the road this summer in support of the new album.

Lyfe Jennings

R&B fan favorite with over 2.1 million albums sold, Jennings is hard at work on a brand new studio album expected this fall on Mass Appeal Entertainment.  The first single, “Boomerang,” was just serviced to Urban AC radio to early rave reviews.

Lenka

The inaugural release on her own Skipalong Records, Shadows, is due out June 4th.  The album is a collection of songs penned while she was pregnant with her first child.  INresidence has managed her global PledgeMusic pre-order campaign.  Lenka will be on tour much of the summer.

Primal Scream (U.S. only)

After a five-year hiatus, Primal Scream returns with their new album More Light, featuring all new songs and guest appearances by Robert Plant and Kevin Shields from My Bloody Valentine.  The album debuted at Number 12 in its first week of release in the UK and is set for a June 18th street date in the States.

Pepper’s manager, Velvet Hammer Management’s Graham Martin commented on his experience with INresidence thus far, “Working with the INresidence team has provided us with the support, strength and reach of a traditional label, while allowing us to remain independent.  They are creative, hardworking and wonderful partners.”

Sumit Bothra, who handles The Boxer Rebellion via ATC Management said, “I’m very happy to be partnering with INresidence on The Boxer Rebellion’s Promises LP.  As a highly independent operation, the band and I have felt comfortable every step of the way, knowing that the INgrooves team, led by Bryan Mead, understand our ethos and our relentless, detailed approach to getting great music heard by as many ears as possible.”

INresidence is based in INgrooves’ Los Angeles offices.