(SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW YORK) Cherry Picked Records, the record division of Cherry Lane Music Group, has aligned with Digital Distributor INgrooves, a leading provider of digital distribution, marketing and promotion services to the independent music community. The pact will have INgrooves providing digital distribution services, including downloading, streaming, ringtones, and video distribution for Cherry Picked owned and administered masters. The announcement was made today by Dave Zierler, EVP & GM, INgrooves, and Richard Stumpf, Senior Vice President, Creative & Marketing, Cherry Lane Music.
Cherry Picked Records controls the master recordings for many of its developing artists, as well as some of its well known larger brands such as Marvel Entertainment, NFL Films, NASCAR, Pokemon and Hello Kitty. Prior releases from Cherry Picked include the multi-platinum release, “Pokemon: 2.B.A Master,” as well as the collectible box set, “Autumn Thunder: 40 Years of NFL Films Music.”
“INgrooves provides a very flexible platform for digital distribution that runs the gamut from straight distribution to broader marketing support on a project by project basis,” said Mr. Stumpf. “This unique arrangement and the wide array of services that INgrooves provides was very appealing to us.”
“Cherry Picked Records manages music releases from some truly exciting musical talents, along with the development of some extraordinarily significant cultural brands,” stated Mr. Zierler. “We look forward to bringing our unparalleled level of service and innovation to all of their upcoming releases.”
Keith Hauprich, VP, Business & Legal Affairs, Richard Stumpf, Senior VP, Creative Services and Marketing, and Phillip Cialdella, Senior VP, Administration and Licensing negotiated on behalf of Cherry Lane.
INgrooves is a digital media infrastructure company that provides various distribution and marketing services via its INgrooves and ONE Digital divisions. ONE Digital is a proprietary software platform that provides distribution and administration to large distributors, record labels and film production companies at rates far below the industry standard. INgrooves provides clients customized distribution, marketing, promotion, synch licensing and administrative support to help maximize the earnings potential of specific releases or catalogues.
For more information, visit www.ingrooves.com
About Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc.
Cherry Lane, New York-based privately held music publisher founded in 1960 by renowned producer/arranger Milt Okun, oversees an extensive catalogue of legendary songs from Elvis Presley, John Denver, Quincy Jones and Ashford & Simpson, to more recent Billboard chart-toppers including the Black Eyed Peas, John Legend and Wolfmother. Known for its innovative copyright exploitation and administration, Cherry Lane has forged relationships with DreamWorks Pictures, DreamWorks Animation SKG, The Weinstein Company, Lakeshore Entertainment, Walden Media, Sanrio (Hello Kitty), NASCAR, Icon Productions, NFL Films, World Wrestling Entertainment, Professional Bull Riders, Pokémon USA, Inc. and 4Kids TV, to name a few.
Learn more at www.cherrylane.com.