INgrooves Launches New Digital Supply Chain Platform for Universal Music Group: The ONE Digital Platform Will Manage Content Delivery to All North American Online and Mobile Retailers

The ONE Digital Platform Will Manage Content Delivery to All North American Online and Mobile Retailers

(SAN FRANCISCO) INgrooves, a leading provider of digital distribution, marketing and promotion services to the global music & video community via its ONE Digital platform, has announced that its ONE Digital division has replaced Universal Music Group’s existing digital supply chain in North America and has assumed responsibility for all online and mobile deliveries to retailers such as iTunes, Amazon, AT&T, Verizon and hundreds of other destinations. The announcement was made today by Robb McDaniels, Founder & CEO of INgrooves.

Prior to this launch of a new platform to replace UMG’s existing digital distribution systems, INgrooves had been managing digital delivery of UMG’s third-party content, such as Disney Music Group, Concord Music Group and Fontana.  The success of that effort led to UMG’s decision to expand the relationship to include their entire owned North American repertoire.

“The engineering and IT teams at both companies deserve high praise for successfully executing an integration of this magnitude in an incredibly short amount of time,” said Mr. McDaniels “It is no small task to provide the world’s largest music company with a customized enterprise software platform that combines robust functionality with cost effectiveness, and we are proud to see the validation of our ONE Digital platform continue with this implementation.”

Vincent Freda, UMG’s Executive Vice President of Digital Logistics and Business Services, said, “The successful launch of this platform illustrates INgrooves’ technical strength and commitment to excellence.  We are pleased to be expanding our relationship with INgrooves in North America.”

About INgrooves

INgrooves is a leading provider of digital distribution, marketing and promotion services to the global music, video and book publishing communities via its ONE Digital platform.  ONE Digital is a proprietary software platform that provides distribution and administration to large distributors, record labels and film production companies. INgrooves provides clients customized distribution, marketing, promotion, synch licensing and administrative support to help maximize the earnings potential of specific audio and video releases or catalogues.  INscribe Digital, recently launched in July 2010, provides publishers large and small with an easy and transparent system to manage their digital business.
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About Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group is the world’s leading music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry’s leading global music publishing operation.

Universal Music Group’s record labels include A&M/Octone, Decca, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Geffen Records, Interscope Records, Island Records, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Polydor Records, Show Dog – Universal Music, Universal Motown, Universal Music Latino, Universal Republic and Verve Music Group as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world.
The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world’s most popular artists and their recordings. UMG’s catalog is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, its new media and technologies division; Bravado, its merchandising company; and Twenty-First Artists, its full service management division.

Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.