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