(San Francisco, CA) INgrooves, a leading provider of digital distribution, marketing and promotion services to the global music & video community via its ONE Digital platform, has promoted Ben Kline to SVP, Global Sales & Marketing and Alex Branson to SVP & Managing Director, INgrooves International. The announcement was made today by Dave Zierler, EVP & GM, INgrooves.
“Ben and Alex have been vital in spearheading our international growth to date,” said Mr. Zierler. “2011 will mark a year of tremendous opportunity and challenge in the global digital landscape and we feel poised to be at the head of the curve with the top notch team we have in place.”
Mr. Kline joined INgrooves in 2009 as VP of Sales & Marketing. He has spent nearly 20 years in lead sales & marketing roles within the music industry at companies including Polygram Group Distribution, Island Records and Mercury Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville where he was instrumental in the success of artists like Shania Twain, George Strait, Sugarland and more.
Alex Branson has been with the company since 2008 as VP & Managing Director, where he has established the International division of INgrooves based in the UK. Branson has a steady history in the music business including roles with Rightsrouter (later Broad Street Digital), Musicindie (AIM), RoyaltyShare Inc., Sony Music UK, Media Records, and Frukt Music where he managed licensing operations for Nokia “Music Recommenders”.
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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