Top 5 Things Indie Labels Should Do To Maximize Their Music Monetization

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  1. Today’s music marketplace is dynamic! Understand how to maximize monetization for all platforms.  Two key examples are YouTube and Spotify. YouTube channel maintenance should focus on: regular updates, thorough claiming procedures and integration with other social media channels.
    On Spotify, fanbases should be built from within: get profiles verified, create dynamic playlists to engage fans, preview exclusive content on Spotify where appropriate, use the embeddable Spotify player across social platforms and explore the D2C merchandising opportunities that Spotify now offers.
  2. Music marketing mind-shift:  Marketing teams need to begin moving from driving “sales” to driving “listens”.  Placing streaming links across the web from playlist domination to fan-to-fan social sharing… driving the listen is the future.
  3. Capture additional and ancillary sources of incomes like publishing & neighboring rights. Also, be sure to consider and include all of your metadata for future opportunities (i.e., Neighboring Rights requires metadata that most labels have not captured anywhere over the past few years.  This is lost money!)
  4. Focus on your core fan base. Create focused D2C strategies and high value physical products (CDs, Merch, experiences, etc) for your core fan base(s). Stay connected to those fans by offering them something unique, as opposed to a simple anonymous sale in a shop.
  5. It’s all in the data! Use data to inform and market. Big or small, know how to analyze key data points from multiple sources and take actionable next-steps based on what you learn.  Look to break apart, aggregate, match, and compare data from social accounts and multiple revenue streams.
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Manimal Label Group Launches and Partners with INgrooves Music Group for Worldwide Distribution and Music Publishing Services

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(LOS ANGELES, CA) Manimal Group (founders of Manimal Vinyl Records; who have released records and exclusive singles from Bat for Lashes, Warpaint, Jenny O, Duran Duran, Carla Bruni, Edward Sharpe + the Magnetic Zeros) have announced today that are creating a collective, in partnership with several independent labels across the globe, that they are calling The Manimal Label Group. Manimal has also announced that they have chosen INgrooves Music Group as their worldwide digital & physical distribution and music publishing partner. The announcement was made by Manimal founder, Paul Beahan.

“In late 2013, we started organizing Manimal Label Group as a way for artists who owned their music to build the foundations of creating their own record labels,” said Beahan. “We also started to explore LA based labels that had slowed down their operations to create a new business model that would enable them to be prolific once again in the 21st century. INgrooves offers the most cutting edge technology and high standard business model that we have experienced in my decade of working in music. We are incredibly elated to have them as partners in this new endeavor which will continue to evolve Manimal as a music company and grow along with the best, most innovative and hardworking labels across the globe.”

Manimal has currently signed up fellow indie pioneers such as legendary LA punk/noise label Buddyhead (Icarus Line, Dillinger Escape Plan, Giant Drag, Burning Brides), Franki Chan’s IHC 1NFINITY  (IHEARTCOMIX, Matt + Kim, Heartsrevolution, Designer Drugs), La Société Expéditionnaire (Strands of Oak, Moon + Moon, Blessed Feathers), Vancouver garage label LA-TI-DA Records, Argentinian based Casa Del Puente (DIIV, Of Montreal, Deerhoof). Newcomer labels such as Cautionary Tail (founded by musician/producer Norm Block), Brooklyn based Tacky Records, ex-DiosMalos singer Joel Jerome Morales’, East LA label Psychedelic Thriftstore Recordings, Compton based newbie Busy Sounds as well as  seven more labels. Manimal plans to have 25 labels on board by Summer 2015.

“INgrooves fully supports the growth and creative efforts of Manimal’s new label collective, and we are thrilled to be working in partnership with them,” said Amy Dietz, INgrooves’ General Manager. “We look forward to contributing to the development of Manimal Label Group and providing a variety of global services to their team, including distribution, strategy & sales support, as well as music publishing and rights management.”

The MANIMAL TEAM

Ex-TV and Film producer Karri Bowman has been chosen to head the label group based on her tenure with music publisher Penn Music Group. Manimal partner Nathalia Pizarro is head of their in-house PR firm, Jacqueline Cingolani is head of label group A&R, ex-Sony artist management veteran Lou Marron is now head of Manimal Management (SSION, Barbarian, VOWS and previously-The Gossip,), legendary photographer and video director Nick Egan is head of Manimal’s Creative Collective aka OTTO Creative, Duran Duran co-founder and bassist John Taylor is acting as a creative consultant for all departments within Manimal Group. Founder Paul Beahan along with business partner Dennis Mykytyn and Nathalia Pizarro act as the owners of Manimal Group.

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Joe Bonamassa’s Highest Charting Album – and First Top 10 – Debuts at #8 on Billboard’s Top 200

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Blues Boy Beats Music Industry Superstars

Different Shades Of Blue also earns #1 spots on Billboard’s Blues Chart and Indie Chart

Deerfield Beach, FL, October 1, 2014: In an incredibly competitive release week with 15 new entries in the top 30, blues-rock guitar hero Joe Bonamassa was able to outsell and beat multiple superstar artists on the Billboard Top 10 including Lenny Kravitz, Leonard Cohen, John Mellencamp, and Gary Clarke, Jr. with his brand new solo album Different Shades Of Blue (J&R Adventures) debuting at #8 on Billboard’s Top 200. This is Bonamassas’s highest charting album, first top 10, and biggest sales week ever.

The album also earned #1 spots on Billboard’s Indie Chart and Blues Chart. This is Bonamassa’s 13th #1 Blues album – more than any other artist.

Bonamassa’s Top 10 Debut was engineered by J&R Adventures, the label Bonamassa founded with longtime manager, Roy Weisman. It has divisions in publishing, management, and memorabilia and is branding itself as a disruptive and independent entity in the music business. By vertically integrating its business to meet the needs of the artist and the fans, it gives control to the artist and its management directly, rather than to a handful of outside individuals. From this, J&R Adventures has been able to compete against the major labels in the record industry to generate Bonamassa’s current top 10 chart position.

According to Billboard, “Different Shades of Blue is the highest-ranking blues album in almost two years.”

Buy Different Shades Of Blue here: http://shop.jbonamassa.com/collections/different-shades-of-blue/products/different-shades-of-blue-cd

Download title track here: http://joeb.me/JBfreesongUMG

Different Shades of Blue is the first album of Bonamassa’s career to feature all original material and his first solo studio album in two years. He wrote it in Nashville with Jonathan Cain (Journey), James House (Diamond Rio, Dwight Yoakam, Martina McBride), Jeffrey Steele, Gary Nicholson, and Jerry Flowers (Keith Urban). The digital album is distributed worldwide by INgrooves Music Group, as well as physical in the US.

The result is a record with more of an experimental edge than previous Bonamassa records. It’s a blues record that explores the outer reaches and the many different sounds that shape the genre.

Praise for Different Shades Of Blue:

  • MOJO: 4/5 stars, “[Bonamassa’s] most cohesive and satisfying artistic statement yet.”
  • Uncut: “The best yet and then some from an artist whose vision continues to expand with every release.”
  • Wall Street Journal: “Bonamassa takes charge on ‘Get Back My Tomorrow’… a hard-hitting tune that showcases Bonamassa’s voice and muscular guitar work.”
  • USA Today’s Playlist: ”Piercing guitar notes and punchy horns drive home the despair on this track [‘Heartache Follows Wherever I Go’].
  • American Way: “A career high…America’s biggest guitar hero since Stevie Ray Vaughan.”
  • Christian Science Monitor: “Full of catchy songs… and air-bending guitar work.”
  • com: “A hard-hitting set of tracks that showcase Bonamassa’s blazing guitar work and plaintive vocal style to great advantage.“
  • Vintage Guitar: “Bonamassa takes familiar blues tropes, polishes them to perfection, then serves them in a pristine package for the 21st-century blues fan.”

About Joe Bonamassa: As Joe Bonamassa enters his 26th year as a professional musician, he continues to blaze a remarkably versatile artistic trail, and amass an authentic, innovative and soulful body of work.  Bonamassa’s career began onstage opening for B.B. King in 1989, when he was only 12 years old.  Today, he is hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, and is an ever-evolving singer-songwriter who has released 15 solo albums in the last 13 years, all on his own label, J&R Adventures.  Bonamassa’s tour schedule consistently hovers at around 150 shows worldwide each year, and a heaping handful of markedly diverse side projects keep him thinking outside the box and flexing every musical muscle he’s got. He founded and oversees the non-profit Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation to promote the heritage of the blues to the next generation, fund music scholarships, and supplement the loss of music education in public schools.  He earned his very first Grammy nomination for Best Blues Album in 2013 and this summer played his biggest show in the U.S. to a sold-out crowd of over 9,000 fans at Red Rocks Amphitheater. His DVD Joe Bonamassa: Live At The Royal Albert Hall featuring Eric Clapton recently earned platinum status.

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Genius Brands International Appoints INgrooves Music Group as its Global Audio Digital Distribution Partner

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Read the article at the Music Week website.

Beverly Hills, CA – Genius Brands International, Inc. (OTCQB:GNUS), a global brand management company dedicated to providing entertaining and enriching ‘content with a purpose’ for toddlers to tweens, announced today that it has appointed INgrooves Music Group, one of the largest digital distribution & marketing companies in the world, as its global audio digital distribution partner.  The announcement was made by Genius Brands International (GBI) CEO Andy Heyward.

“INgrooves is one of the largest and most efficient distributors of digital audio content in the world.  We are confident to see dramatic increases in our already growing digital revenue numbers, as a result of this new deal, comments Heyward. “Digital audio platforms such as iTunes and others, have historically generated six figure revenues from the Baby Genius catalogue, and we expect to see that dramatically increase as we transition now to INgrooves with its aggressive and efficient systems.”

“Andy and his team at Genius Brands are developing an excellent catalog of children’s material that fans are going to love,” said INgrooves General Manager, Amy Dietz. “I know I speak for the entire INgrooves team when I say we are proud of this partnership and we look forward to working on each project and delivering this enriching content to children and their parents all around the world.”

In addition to managing worldwide distribution for the GBI catalog, INgrooves will be providing various global sales and marketing and strategic services, including digital music service promotion, project management, release strategy guidance, and more.

Working in collaboration with INgrooves, GBI is positioning the company as a key player in the global children’s entertainment media market.  In addition to its Baby Genius® product line, GBI will also work with INgrooves on the worldwide audio distribution of its children’s brand portfolio, which includes entertainment content from the Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 (SLAM7) franchise, created by the legendary Stan Lee and featuring an all-star voice cast; the animated television series Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club, which airs in the U.S. on the Hub Network; and the innovative series Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab, which demonstrates how much fun science can be.

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BMG/INgrooves Music Group to Release the Complete Series of 7″ Singles from the First Eight Iron Maiden Albums in the U.S.

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Starting On October 14th 2014 BMG/INgrooves Music Group to Release the Complete Series of 7″ Singles Taken from the First Eight Iron Maiden Albums in the United States.

The Albums will be Reissued on Heavyweight 180gram Black Vinyl

IRON MAIDEN / KILLERS / THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST /
PIECE OF MIND / POWERSLAVE / LIVE AFTER DEATH /
SOMEWHERE IN TIME /SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON

BMG and INgrooves Music Group will follow the 2012/13 IRON MAIDEN vinyl picture disc reissues of the first eight Iron Maiden albums, which spanned the 1980s, with brand new pressings of the albums in heavyweight 180g black vinyl in the United States.

In conjunction with these premium album releases, a strictly limited one-off run of the 7” singles from each respective album will be made available. These highly collectable black vinyl singles will be cut from the original UK analogue master tapes. Released in replica artwork packaging, this will be the first time ever that these black vinyl singles have officially been made available in the U.S. and sure to become a must-have item for fans, collectors and anyone who missed out first time round.

The albums will also be cut from the original UK analogue master tapes and packaged in identical artwork to the initial 1980’s releases. As a bonus, the first batch of album releases (Iron Maiden/Killers/The Number Of The Beast) will also be made available in a Collector’s Box sized to house all 8 albums. This package will be a strictly limited edition and available while stocks last.

The records will be released chronologically across a two-month period starting October 14th with the first 3 albums (Iron Maiden/Killers/The Number Of The Beast) and the seven corresponding 7” singles:

  • “Running Free” b/w “Burning Ambition”
  • “Sanctuary” b/w “Drifter” (Live) and “I’ve Got The Fire” (Live)
  • “Women In Uniform” b/w “Invasion”
  • “Twilight Zone”/”Wrathchild” double A side
  • “Purgatory” b/w “Genghis Khan”
  • “Run To The Hills” b/w “Total Eclipse”
  • “The Number Of The Beast” b/w “Remember Tomorrow” (Live)

Followed by:

October 28th: Piece Of Mind, Powerslave and Live After Death and the six corresponding 7” singles:

  • “Flight Of Icarus” b/w “I’ve Got The Fire”
  • “The Trooper” b/w “Cross-Eyed Mary”
  • “2 Minutes To Midnight” b/w “Rainbow’s Gold”
  • “Aces High” b/w “King Of Twilight”
  • “Running Free” (Live) b/w “Sanctuary” (Live)
  • “Run To The Hills” (Live) b/w “Phantom Of The Opera” (Live)

November 25th: Somewhere In Time and Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and the six corresponding 7” singles:

  • “Wasted Years” b/w “Reach Out”
  • “Stranger In A Strange Land” b/w “That Girl”
  • “Can I Play With Madness” b/w “Black Bart Blues”
  • “The Evil That Men Do” b/w “Prowler ‘88”
  • “The Clairvoyant” b/w “The Prisoner” (Live)
  • “Infinite Dreams” (Live) b/w “Killers” (Live)

The release of these high quality, black vinyl records offers optimum choice to fans who would like to own a piece of Maiden’s authentic 1980’s vinyl sound, or for those simply wanting to rediscover this much loved, iconic format. Coupled with the end of the Maiden England World Tour which began in North America in 2012 and finished last month at Knebworth Park’s Sonisphere Festival in the UK, this now completes Maiden’s 1980’s touring and catalogue reissues cycle, so the band are free to focus on their dynamic future plans.

About BMG

BMG is an international company focused on the management of music publishing and recording rights. BMG’s services cover the entire range of rights administration, development, and exploitation, placing the needs of songwriters and artists at the heart of its business model. Since its launch in 2008, BMG has established a presence in eight core music markets and now represents the rights to around two million songs and recordings, including the catalogues of Chrysalis, Bug, Virgin, Mute, Sanctuary, Primary Wave and Talpa Music, as well as many prominent artists and songwriters attracted by its service-orientated model. BMG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of international media company Bertelsmann, whose group interests embrace broadcasting and TV production (RTL Group), books (Penguin Random House) and magazines (Gruner + Jahr), media services (Arvato) and print (BePrinters). In the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Scandinavia the company trades under the name BMG Chrysalis, in Benelux under the name BMG Talpa Music. www.bmgchrysalis.com

About Ingrooves Music Group

INgrooves Music Group is a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry. The company is comprised of INgrooves Distribution Services, INresidence Artist Services and INgrooves Rights Services. All divisions of the company work together to provide independent labels, established artists and other content owners with the most transparent and scalable distribution tools, rights management services, and the most thoughtful marketing solutions that enable them to maximize their sales in today’s dynamic global marketplace. For more information, visit: INgrooves.com. INgrooves Music Group is a division of IsolationNetwork, Inc.

For more information

Alison Voetsch at BMG Chrysalis
alison.voetsch@bmgchrysalis.com

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Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang Records Taps INgrooves Music Group for Worldwide Distribution

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(PITTSBURGH, PA) Taylor Gang Records, the label founded by hip hop superstar Wiz Khalifa, announced today that they have selected INgrooves for global distribution and marketing. The first release expected under the new deal is an EP by the Pittsburgh-based rapper Chevy Woods who’s currently making noise with his single “30 Deep,” which is getting airplay on radio across the country and on MTV. Other artists on the label include Academy Award winner and Three 6 Mafia member Juicy J, who is also an executive at the label, Ty Dolla $ign, Courtney Noelle, Chevy Woods, Tuki Carter and Berner.

“I’m really excited about this new partnership and can’t wait to start pushing projects out!” exclaimed Wiz Khalifa.

“We are longtime fans of Wiz, and he has unsurprisingly assembled an impressive artist roster and executive team at Taylor Gang,” says Amy Dietz, General Manager of INgrooves, “We look forward to partnering with them and bringing Taylor Gang’s artistic vision to listeners everywhere.”

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Jesse Mccartney to Release New Album “in Technicolor”on July 22

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(Los Angeles, CA) Jesse McCartney has announced the release date of July 22nd for his upcoming studio album”In Technicolor,” which is also available starting today for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon and JesseMac.com, through his own Eight0Eight Records, in partnership with INgrooves Music Group and their artist services division INresidence.

Superbad,” the first single on the album, begins its Top 40 radio campaign today. McCartney will be announcing summer tour dates in the near future. ”In Technicolor” follows the release of Jesse’s EP “In Technicolor Part I,” and included the single “Back Together” which he premiered late last year on The Today Show.

Describing his inspiration for the album, Jesse says, “The music was influenced quite a bit by Michael [Jackson], Prince, and a lot of different dance music from the 70s & 80s, plus a little R&B and pop – that’s what I have always gravitated towards. I had a pivotal moment when I was writing with Hot Chelle Rae for their album. We wrote a song that – somewhat accidentally – nailed a sound I was searching for, for myself. It was retro; it was contemporary. I envisioned real horns, real instruments. The song “Back Together,” was sonically, the template for this album.”

Tracklist:

  1. In Technicolor Part I
  2. Back Together
  3. Young Love
  4. Superbad
  5. All About Us
  6. Checkmate
  7. Punch Drunk Recreation
  8. Goodie Bag
  9. In Technicolor Part II
  10. Tie the Knot
  11. The Other Guy

Singer/songwriter/actor Jesse McCartney has sold over 2.5 million albums and 8 million singles across his award-winning career. He has a huge active fanbase of 3M Facebook fans and 860k Twitter followers with an active close fan inner network called ”Jesse Lounge.” His debut single “Beautiful Soul” reached #3 on the Mediabase Top 40 Radio chart and his multi-platinum single “Leavin’” was Mainstream Monitor’s #1 most played song of 2008 at Top 40 Radio (6 weeks @ #1). He also co-wrote Grammy nominated single “Bleeding Love” with Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) for Leona Lewis’ debut album.

“In Technicolor” is available for pre-order now at:
iTunes: http://bit.ly/Urmagx
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1il1rzV

For More Info on Jesse McCartney, visit:
Official Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Youtube

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Chris Rossi – Core PR Group
323-934-7044 / chris@coreprgroup.com

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MusicWeek- Services: Profile on INgrooves Music Group

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The Beat (Billboard): Stephen Marley Celebrates Birthday at ‘Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life’ Listening Party

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Stephen “Ragga” Marley celebrated his April 20 birthday by throwing a listening party for his forthcoming self-produced album “Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life” at the Dream Hotel’s Electric Room in Manhattan on Monday, April 21, two days after he drew a capacity crowd to midtown Manhattan’s Best Buy Theater.

Scheduled for a July release on the Marley family’s Ghetto Youths International (GYI), “The Fruit of Life” follows “Revelation Part I: The Root of Life”, which won Marley his eighth Grammy for 2013 Best Reggae Album. “‘Fruit of Life”s concept merges reggae with hip-hop, soul, EDM and anything I feel like,” Marley, 42, told Billboard prior to the event. “A good tree bears much fruit and feeds everyone so every song (except one) has a guest artist.”

GYI’s sing-jay Wayne Marshall and Stephen’s son Jo Mersa, both of whom are supporting Marley on his upcoming Fruit of Life tour, were at the listening party. (Mersa featured on global dance track “Revelation Party”; other guests include Wyclef Jean, The Roots’ Black Thought, Rick Ross, Bounty Killer and Junior Reid.) Among the crowd of 160 patrons was Stephen’s brother Rohan Marley, founder of Marley Coffee and chairman of various Marley family businesses; several representatives from Queens-based reggae independent VP Records, including CEO Chris Chin; Grammy Award winning musician/producer Jerry “Wonder” Duplessis (Fugees, Gyptian); chief selector of the formidable Japanese reggae sound system Mighty Crown Sammi T; and the president of Ghetto Youths International Cristy Barber.

Barber outlined the label’s release schedule, which includes recent EP’s by Wayne Marshall (“Tru Colors”), singer Christopher Ellis (“Better Than Love”) and Mersa’s “Comfortable” EP, scheduled to drop in June. “We have a few tracks left to mix on Stephen’s album, which will be ready for his [West Coast] tour with Slightly Stoopid in July,” noted Barber, a reggae industry veteran based in Nashville. There, she is working with Big and Rich’s Big Kenny Alphin on his forthcoming country-EDM hybrid project “Big Kenny Presents Electro Shine” (Glotown Records), which includes “Hope Chant” featuring Stephen’s brother Ky-mani Marley.
The listening party got underway with DJ Norie of New York’s Power 105.1 (WWPR) FM playing a lively selection of reggae and dancehall hits. The track-by-track presentation of “The Fruit of Life” commenced with the current single “Rockstone” featuring Rastafarian sing-jays Capleton and Sizzla, with Stephen’s dizzying speed-rap (a tribute to Papa Levi’s 1984 dancehall classic “Mi God Mi King”) delivered over sputtering effects in a stunning blend of one-drop riddims, deejay inflections, and hypnotic electronica.

“We are very impressed by Stephen’s diverse album, especially the way he blends doo-wop and soul with hip hop and ballads; it is to date the best showcase of his production skills, which we want people to take notice of again,” commented Olivier Chastan, SVP at INgrooves and former president of Greensleeves Records and Publishing. Marley’s album will be distributed through INgrooves’ In Residence distribution program, which offers label services including marketing and promotions. INgrooves also handles Marley’s publishing.

“I have heard many of these songs as they were developing but I haven’t heard the entire album yet, so I am excited to be here,” said Marley’s good friend producer/songwriter and EVP of A&R at Sony Salaam Remi whose expansive production credits include dancehall classics like Ini Kamoze’s “Here Comes The Hotstepper”, which topped the Hot 100 in 1994. Remi is currently working on Bermudian reggae artist Collie Buddz’s forthcoming album, which will be released through his Sony imprint Louder Than Life. “I produced tracks for albums by Shabba, Patra, Super Cat for Sony 20 years ago, so reggae is part of my warehouse,” added Remi. “I understand how to take it to the forefront and I am glad to be in a position now where I can further support it.”

he 1990s saw several Jamaican acts reach the upper tiers of major US charts, a phenomenon the reggae industry views nostalgically in light of today’s slumping sales. Tamoya Daum and Mike Primo, CEOs of New Jersey’s Smokestack Recordings LLC, shared with Billboard.biz their plans to launch a reggae/Caribbean series on a new, major music TV network (the contracts will be finalized in May before its debut on May 11, the 33rd anniversary of Bob Marley’s death) which will “focus on reggae’s effects on pop culture, while bringing reggae back to the mainstream where it belongs,” explained Daum. The as-of-yet untitled weekly program will incorporate artists’ interviews, video debuts, and exclusive concert footage. Its debut will feature a special segment devoted to Stephen Marley.

Irrespective of reggae’s mainstream ranking, the Marley name continues to resonate with audiences beyond the music’s core audience, whether it is Bob, his sons and now, his grandsons. “The Marleys headline shows other Jamaican acts cannot, especially in non-Caribbean markets; by doing so, they break down barriers for other Jamaican acts,” said Bobby Clarke, CEO of the New York-based Irie Jam Media Group, promoters of the upcoming Oracabessa Festival on May 26 at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY, headlined by Jamaica’s Tessanne Chin, the December 2013 winner of NBC’s “The Voice.” “I am here tonight because Stephen’s album is important and the industry needs to push it because its success can help elevate the entire reggae genre,” Clarke said.

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311 Posts Top 10 Album for Indie Debut via INgrooves / INresidence Artist Services

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(LOS ANGELES, CA) 311 posted huge numbers at retail this week with their 11th studio album Stereolithic which was released last week on their own 311 Records label via INgrooves Music Group distribution with the Company’s INresidence Artist Services providing marketing services. The band sold more than 40,000 units in the album’s first week of release, which put the band at #6 on Soundscan overall, making it the #1 Rock album and #1 Independent album in the country.

The showing marked 311’s 9th consecutive Top 10 album debut.

The INgrooves/INresidence combination has proven to be a very effective one-two punch for bands and indie labels needing the marketing muscle previously only available at the major label level. Since its inception, INresidence has played a major role in the success of numerous indie releases, including Mazzy Star, Aer and Raheem Devaughn. INresidence is also gaining traction with the Austin-based indie band Jamestown Revival, who were one of this year’s buzz bands coming out of SXSW.

“The INresidence team pulled together with 311’s management to deliver an amazing marketing campaign for this album,” said INresidence Artist Services SVP, Bryan Mead. “We launched one of the most successful Pledge Music campaigns of all time, oversaw the exclusive, deluxe-only-sold-on-311-Day album in New Orleans, as well as radio, advertising and social marketing. This success really shows what the INresidence team can do to activate a loyal fan base like 311’s.”

Established in 2012, INresidence is the in-house global marketing division of INgrooves Music Group, one of the world’s leading independent music distributors. INresidence provides streamlined access to product management, radio and video promotion, sync licensing, online marketing, publicity support and branding and sponsorship services.

Upcoming releases from INgrooves/INresidence include the 20th Anniversary re-introduction of the Oasis catalog, Thievery Corporation and Asher Roth.

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