New Signings Are Led by Partnership with Leading UK Independent Label Full Time Hobby for North American Distribution Company Set to Expand Presence into Other International Territories
(LONDON) INgrooves International, the UK-based division of INgrooves Fontana, announced today a host of new label signings, including a long term distribution deal with renowned UK indie Full Time Hobby. Under the new deal, INgrooves International will provide both digital and physical distribution services for Full Time Hobby in North America, giving the label direct access to its market leading digital distribution platform and a suite of label support services, including INgrooves’ recently launched artist services division.
The label’s schedule in 2013 includes highly anticipated albums from The Leisure Society and Tunng, the debut album from latest signing Seams, and a tribute album to singer-songwriter Tim Hardin.
Full Time Hobby join leading UK independent distributors Republic of Music, Code 7 and visionary electronic label Hotflush, in tapping into INgrooves expanded international account management team, led by Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Alex Branson.
“With the addition of the in-house physical distribution capabilities in North America that came with the acquisition of Fontana last year, more UK and European labels are turning to INgrooves for their comprehensive distribution needs in North America,” commented Mr. Branson.
Other worldwide distribution deals recently inked by INgrooves International include; Berlin’s dance imprint Boys Noize, dubstep label Circus Records, Central Europe’s leading drum and bass artists labels Black Sun Empire and Noisia, Ireland’s premiere indie label, Small Town America and the pioneering Drum and Bass imprint Goodlooking, who will be re-launching the label and making its catalogue available digitally for the first time in 2013.
Confirming the signings, INgrooves International Director of Business Development, Quentin Chambers added, “We are thrilled to be working with such inspirational labels and artists. Our recent high profile label signings are testament to INgrooves growing stature internationally, a reputation being built on our world class services and distribution of the highest quality music.”
In addition to the new signings, INgrooves celebrated the holidays with the company’s first-ever distributed UK Christmas Number One Single, “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” by The Justice Collective.
INgrooves International has plans to expand its international presence into additional territories in 2013, including Germany and Australia, the fourth and seventh largest music markets in the world respectively.
INgrooves President Dave Zierler commented, “The INgrooves platform was built with the flexibility to deliver music to retailers in any territory around the world, and these new signings are indicative of the continued growth we expect from labels and artists outside the United States. Our plan to add personnel resources in Germany and Australia is reflective of our goal to continue to provide expanded services for our partners wherever they are in the world.”
About Ingrooves Fontana
INgrooves Fontana is a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry. INgrooves Fontana distributes digital and physical music content to hundreds of online, mobile and physical retail stores worldwide. Independent labels, management and artists seeking worldwide distribution, administration and marketing services rely on INgrooves Fontana to maximize their impact in the dynamic music marketplace. The Company’s proprietary ONE Digital enterprise software platform facilitates real-time asset management, distribution, royalty payments, sales analytics and more for INgrooves Fontana label partners. For more information, visit INgroovesFontana.com.