Just Three Months Since Close of Acquisition, Independent Distributor Holds Nearly a Quarter of the Spots on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA)       The acquisition of Fontana Distribution by the San Francisco-based independent music distributor INgrooves, which closed in March of this year, is already exceeding expectations for the combined companies and their clients.

This week alone, INgrooves Fontana clients have 40 albums in the Top 200 of the Billboard Independent Albums Chart – that’s 20% of the titles on the chart and a brand new record for the company. Since the acquisition, INgrooves Fontana, has had 12 albums debut in the Top 10 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart (*a complete list is below).

INgrooves Fontana has been making noise on the big chart as well. Since March 1 the company has had three albums debut in the Top 10 of The Billboard 200 Chart, including Marilyn Manson’s Born Villain, Silversun Pickups’ Neck Of The Woods and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros’ Here.This week saw the INgrooves Fontana distributed Rock of Ages (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album) enter the Top 200 at Number 15, an amazing showing considering the film doesn’t open until this weekend.

“The performance of our labels’ releases on the charts has been extraordinary,” said Robb McDaniels, Founder and CEO of INgrooves Fontana. “It’s a testament to the talent and focus of our combined teams that they have been able to integrate so effectively over the past three months. There is no doubt that 2012, our 10thanniversary year, will be our best ever.”

INgrooves Fontana Top 10 Indie Debuts Since March 1


ARTIST                                                       ALBUM

Rock of Ages                                               Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album

The Lumineers                                            The Lumineers

Bassnectar                                                   Vava Voom

Spiritualized                                                  Sweet Heart, Sweet Light

Barry Manilow                                                Live In London

Marilyn Manson                                              Born Villain

Silversun Pickups                                          Neck Of The Woods

Garbage                                                         Not Your People

Joe Bonamassa                                             Driving Towards The Light

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros          Here

cranberries                                                     Roses

Tech N9ne                                                      Klusterf**k EP