Lively and INgrooves Music Group Sign Partnership Deal


(SEATTLE, WA) Music technology company,Lively, and leading independent music distributor and marketer, INgrooves Music Group, today announced that they have signed a partnership deal that will enable the two companies to seamlessly work together to provide high quality live recordings of INgrooves’ artists utilizing Lively’s popular mobile app. The companies will celebrate their partnership with an exclusive, free showcase party at SXSW in Austin, TX on Friday, March 14.

“Joining forces with Lively allows us to expand the suite of services for our artist clients, making high quality live performances available to music fans directly on their mobile devices,” said Bryan Mead, Senior Vice President of INresidence, the company’s artist services division. “We’re looking forward to celebrating our partnership with thousands of music fans at SXSW.”

Lively will capture audio and video of each SXSW showcase performance and make the sets available for free in the Lively app shortly after the party ends, empowering music fans to ‘RELiVE AUSTIN’ and enjoy the performances again via the free Lively App.

“It’s an honor to collaborate with such a well-established and respected music company. Through this strategic partnership Lively will work with thousands of INgrooves’ artists to promote their live performances and build additional revenues for them while they’re on tour,” said Lively’s Chief Music Officer Brian Hirsh.

Showcase Details

What:     Relive Austin: SXSW 2014
When:    Friday, March 14, 2014 | 12 – 5:30 p.m.
Where:   Buffalo Billiards | 201 E. 6th St. Austin, TX 78701

Showcase Lineup and RSVP Details

The RELiVE AUSTIN showcase will feature seven INgrooves artists’ performances including: Grace Vardell, Noah Gundersen, Bad Suns, Twin Peaks, Roman Remains, Jamestown Revival and Gary Numan*.  Visit to RSVP.  Everyone who RSVPs will be put on the entry list.

* Live recording availability by this artist not confirmed by press time.

About Lively

Lively is a Seattle-based music technology company and direct-to-fan mobile platform that brings performers, fans and brands together by capturing the live performance and encouraging people to live in the moment. Lively provides high-quality audio and video recordings of live performances through an app-based interface. The Lively app is available for download on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and tablet devices. Performers can use Lively to easily record and upload audio of live performances for purchase by fans shortly following a show, while professional video can be available within 24 hours.  By using the Lively platform, performers can create, market and distribute their shows while creating new revenue streams.  Fans are able to connect with their favorite performers in a new way, discover new performances and listen and watch their shows on their mobile devices, computer, TV or in the car.

Lively will be at SXSW March 7-15. ‘RELiVE AUSTIN’ with Lively and visit to get updates on the company’s plans for the festival. Follow Lively on Facebook at and on Twitter at @LivelyLLC.

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 Music Publishing.  All divisions of the Company work together to provide independent labels, artists and management with comprehensive and customizable solutions for global distribution, marketing and promotion, sync licensing, music publishing and administrative support to maximize their earnings potential and consumer reach in today’s dynamic music marketplace.  The Company’s proprietary software platform facilitates real-time asset management, and via their Client Console, INgrooves clients have total visibility on the status of their releases and access monthly retail sales reports and analytics.

Media Contacts

Amy Boyd
Public Relations Manager, Lively

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INgrooves Music Group Expands Physical Distribution Outside of North America


(LONDON) INgrooves Music Group, one of the largest, truly independent distribution companies in the global label services marketplace, announced today that the company has deepened its relationship with U.K.-based Republic of Music (ROM), who will continue to partner with the Company on their physical distribution needs in territories outside of North America, including the U.K., Europe, Asia and Australia.  Under the new deal, INgrooves will integrate a number of its employees with Republic of Music where they will have direct relationships with ROM’s network of local distributors around the world.  In addition, INgrooves is adding personnel in its London office to oversee physical production.  The first release under the new deal is a brand new album by longtime INgrooves client, Thievery Corporation.

“We’ve worked closely with Republic of Music for more than a year now, and our partnership has already paid major dividends for our label clients,” said Alex Branson, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of International for INgrooves.  “This new relationship will enable INgrooves to have even more direct oversight on our projects, giving us the ability to communicate directly with distribution partners all over the world, something in which our label partners have expressed interest, while simultaneously strengthening our physical distribution capabilities in territories outside of North America.”

In the past year, INgrooves Music Group has successfully marketed and distributed a number of global releases, which have tapped into the comprehensive slate of distribution and marketing functions the company provides via its INgrooves Distribution Services and INresidence Artist Services division.  Mazzy Star’s Season Of Your Day was released on the band’s own label in 20 territories around the world and, despite being the band’s first album in nearly two decades, was their highest charting album to date.  Other successful projects in 2013 included Tommy Emmanuel & Martin Taylor’s The Colonel & The Governor on MesaBlueMoon Recordings and I AM LEGION’s self-titled album, which was released on Division Recordings.

Dominic Jones, Director of Sales & Marketing at INgrooves in the U.K., will oversee physical distribution for the company, working closely with Republic of Music.  “The team at Republic of Music were instrumental in providing the physical distribution muscle needed to have such an amazing success story with the Mazzy Star project in so many territories outside of the U.S.  We are looking forward to working even more closely with them as we ramp up for some exciting projects this year.”

Mark McQuillan, Managing Director of Republic of Music commented:  “The strategic relationship we embarked on with INgrooves in 2012 has worked extremely well for both of our companies, and we can see the potential for this to build in the future in a big way, and that is exciting. I feel we both bring our own unique strengths to the partnership and I like the fact that both companies are truly independent. The chance to work even closer together on upcoming projects is a great opportunity for both of us, and together I am very confident that we will be able to help more artists this year to even greater success and bring some exciting bands / artists through the new set up.”

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 Music Publishing.  All divisions of the Company work together to provide independent labels, artists and management with comprehensive and customizable solutions for global distribution, marketing & promotion, sync licensing, music publishing and administrative support to maximize their earnings potential and consumer reach in today’s dynamic music marketplace. The Company’s proprietary software platform facilitates real-time asset management, and via their Client Console, INgrooves clients have total visibility on the status of their releases and access monthly retail sales reports & analytics.

About Republic of Music

Republic of Music was founded in January 2007 and offers a new and exciting boutique style label services alternative to the existing Independent Music Sales & Distribution companies in the UK & Rest of the World.

Boasting a diverse and cutting edge roster of labels from Modular, Moshi Moshi, City Slang, BMG Rights, BPitch Control, !K7, Strut, Skint, PMR, Brownswood, Southern Fried, Luaka Bop, Ram Records and 20-20 Vision, Republic Of Music specialise in helping your music maximise its sales potential.  Since launch Republic of Music have worked Retail campaigns for such artists as Fleet Foxes, Two Door Cinema Club, Bloc Party, Disclosure, The Black Keys, Tame Impala, Badly Drawn Boy, The Futureheads, Modeselektor, Midlake, Interpol, The Walkmen, Zola Jesus, Fatboy Slim, Freemasons, The Cribs, Lambchop, Mazzy Star, Gold Panda, Caribou, Beach House and many more. They have just scored a Number 1 album in the UK with the band You Me At Six.

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Oasis – Chasing the Sun

Photo By Jamie Fry

Big brother recordings to reissue the first three classic oasis albums. Definitely Maybe, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory & Be Here Now each remastered with bonus content including rare and unreleased recordings. The first in the Chasing the Sun series Definitely Maybe released May 20th.

Available on standard CD, Special Edition 3 x CD, 12″ vinyl LP (with digital download bundle of all bonus CD content), & Deluxe Box Set (including LP, Deluxe CD, exclusive 7″ & merchandise) Also available for a limited period original 1993’s demoscassette, available only from

In their 14-year recording career Oasis sold over 70 million albums worldwide, had 22 consecutive UK Top 10 singles, 7 No.1 studio albums, but, more than that, they helped define a generation. Now Big Brother Recordings are to reissue the band’s classic albums in chronological order as part of the new Chasing The Sun series. Each album has been remastered and available with rare and exclusive bonus content.

With 2014 marking the 20th anniversary of its original release, Definitely Maybe will be the first release in the series, out 20th May. (What’s The Story?) Morning Glory and Be Here Now will follow later this year.

Also available to order now from on cassette for a limited period only is Original 1993 Demos, a replica of the legendary demo cassette handed out by the band before Oasis were signed. An incredibly rare rock artifact – only 8 copies were made in its original form – Definitely Maybe producer Mark Coyle has written new sleeve notes for this release.

Additionally, especially for Record Store Day on Saturday April 19th, Big Brother will release a limited edition remastered replica of Oasis’s debut 12 inch single Supersonic on heavyweight vinyl.

INgrooves Music Group is handling the distribution in the U.S., with its artist services division INresidence overseeing marketing for the catalog.

Definitely Maybe: Chasing The Sun Edition

Definitely Maybe was originally released in August 1994 and was an immediate critical and commercial smash. The fastest selling debut album ever (at the time), it went seven-times platinum in the UK (over 2 million copies), and sold 5 million worldwide. Containing the classic debut single Supersonic, and subsequent singles ShakermakerLive Forever, and Cigarettes & Alcohol, Definitely Maybe frequently appears on ‘best album of all time’ polls, including being listed as one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time and a No.1 placing in a 2008 Q Magazine/HMV poll of the ‘Greatest British Albums.’

Every brand new edition includes a remastered version of the original album. The deluxe CD and super deluxe box set include two CDs including all the B-sides plus rare and unreleased Oasis tracks from the Definitely Maybe era, plus their huge Christmas single from 1994, Whatever. All editions come with new sleevenotes by respected rock critic Neil McCormick.

Highlights of the bonus content include Previously unheard live acoustic versions of Live Forever and Shakermaker from a Paris in store gig around the time of the release of Definitely Maybe Half The World Away (Live, Tokyo Hotel Room): an early and intimate version of this Oasis classic, recorded in Noel’s Gallagher’s hotel room in Toyko in 1994 by Mark Coyle Strange Thing (Demo) from the Original 1993 Demos cassette Sad Song (Live at Manchester Academy) a previously unheard recording Whatever (Strings): recorded on a portable cassette machine at Maison Rouge Studios by Mark Coil.


Special Edition 3 x CD:

Disc 1

  1. Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
  2. Shakermaker
  3. Live Forever
  4. Up In The Sky
  5. Columbia
  6. Supersonic
  7. Bring it on Down
  8. Cigarettes & Alcohol
  9. Digsy’s Dinner
  10. Slide Away
  11. Married With Children

Disc 2

  1. Columbia (White Label Demo)
  2. Cigarettes & Alcohol (Demo)
  3. Sad Song
  4. I Will Believe (Live)
  5. Take Me Away
  6. Alive (Demo)
  7. D’Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman?
  8. Supersonic (Live)
  9. Up In The Sky (Acoustic)
  10. Cloudburst
  11. Fade Away
  12. Listen Up
  13. I Am The Walrus (Live Glasgow Cathouse June ’94)
  14. Whatever
  15. (It’s Good) To Be Free
  16. Half The World Away

Disc 3

  1. Supersonic (Live At Glasgow Tramshed)
  2. Rock ‘n’ Roll Star (Demo)
  3. Shakermaker (Live Paris in-store)
  4. Columbia (Eden Studios Mix)
  5. Cloudburst (Demo)
  6. Strange Thing (Demo)
  7. Live Forever (Live Paris in-store)
  8. Cigarettes & Alcohol (Live At Manchester Academy)
  9. D’Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman? (Live At Manchester Academy)
  10. Fade Away (Demo)
  11. Take Me Away (Live At Manchester Academy)
  12. Sad Song (Live At Manchester Academy)
  13. Half The World Away (Live, Tokyo hotel room)
  14. Digsy’s Dinner (Live, Paris in-store)
  15. Married With Children (Demo)
  16. Up In The Sky (Live Paris in-store)
  17. Whatever (Strings)

Original 1993 Demos cassette

Side One:

  1. Cloudburst
  2. Columbia
  3. D’Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman?
  4. Strange Thing

Side Two:

  1. Bring It On Down
  2. Married With Children
  3. Fade Away
  4. Rock ‘n’ Roll Star

Supersonic 12 inch single, Record Store Day limited edition

  • A:Supersonic
  • B1. Take Me Away
  • B2. I Will Believe (Live)

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INgrooves Music Publishing Division Announces Impressive Signings

New Publishing Partners Include Stephen Marley, Dirty Hit Songs, Iboga Records and Natty

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) The recently launched publishing division of INgrooves Music Group, a leading independent provider of global distribution, marketing and technology services to today’s music community, announced today that just six months after launching the in-house service, they have signed the following artists and labels to global publishing agreements:

  • Jamie Oborne’s Dirty Hit Songs, the publishing arm of his successful Dirty Hit Records
  • Five-time Grammy-winning artist and superstar producer Stephen Marley who is gearing up for a July release for his new album, “Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life”, the follow-up to his 2011 Grammy Winning album
  • American Folk-Rock band Jamestown Revival whose EP “Utah” was released on February 11 via INgrooves
  • British singer/songwriter Natty whose song “July” was a Top 20 UK hit.
  • Leading electronic label Iboga Records
  • Electro-latin star Federico Aubele whose new album “Five” topped the world music charts
  • British EDM label Lost My Dog
  • Electronic producer and remix wiz Sinclair whose extensive credits include Scissor Sisters, Nine Inch Nails and more
  • Accomplished songwriters Mark Flaherty and Thomas Zoranski, of the pop duo Better Days, whose songs have been heard on NBC’s Today Show and many other major TV series

“I could not imagine a better start for 2014 than to be joined by such talented artists and executives,” said Olivier Chastan, INgrooves’s Senior Vice President, Music Publishing, Licensing & Rights Solutions. “We hope to become the supportive haven and artistic asylum for songwriters that we imagined when we launched last year in July.”

Jamie Oborne commented: “I’m thrilled to launch my publishing company and extend my existing relationship with INgrooves in the process. Our first signing, Amber Bain, exemplifies our shared vision to support and grow unique and original songwriters & artists.”

Mr. Chastan also announced today the appointment of Mike Locke to the position of Senior Director, Licensing and Business Development at the Company.  In this newly created role, Mr. Locke will lead the synch licensing efforts for the publishing division’s growing roster of songwriters and INgrooves’s extensive master catalog.  Locke brings over 12 years of experience, first at Warner Music Group, where he created a new business line for Rhino and ADA, signing and representing labels and emerging artists for licensing, then as co-founder of an independent licensing company.

“Mike is not only a veteran of the synch world but also brings with him some A&R experience which will contribute to grow our publishing division at INgrooves,” said Mr. Chastan. “Mike has already secured major synch placements in Super Bowl XLVIII this past February, TV shows such as ‘Nashville’ and ‘Revenge’ and a trailer for the upcoming film ‘St. Vincent de Van Nuys’ starring Bill Murray and Naomi Watts among others.”

INgrooves Music Group launched its publishing division in July of 2013. The new service provides INgrooves clients access to a complete array of music publishing services including direct registration and collection with societies worldwide and a suite of creative services from synchronization to A&R. The music publishing services offered by INgrooves give independent labels and artists complete control, transparency and visibility over their recorded music and publishing copyrights. For more details on INgrooves’s publishing division, visit:

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 Music Publishing. All divisions of the company work together to provide independent labels, artists and management with comprehensive and customizable solutions for global distribution, marketing & promotion, sync licensing, music publishing and administrative support to maximize their earnings potential and consumer reach in today’s dynamic music marketplace.
The Company’s proprietary software platform facilitates real-time asset management, and via their Client Console, INgrooves clients have total visibility on the status of their releases and access to monthly retail sales reports & analytics.
For more information, visit:

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Guy Clark wins Grammy award for Best Folk Album!


Congratulations to Guy Clark and our partners at Dualtone Records for receiving the Best Folk Album Grammy award for “My Favorite Picture of You”.

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Robb McDaniels – Billboard’s Opinion Think Tank: Streaming Services

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How Streaming Will Result In More Revenue All Around

Four years ago I wrote an opinion piece in Billboard warning of the cash-flow crisis that would hit when consumers realized the massive value proposition that streaming subscription services offer. It may have taken longer than I expected, but it is firmly upon us. Despite all the negative press about the low per-stream rate, Spotify is now the No. 2 digital retailer for most labels in terms of income.
Apple, Google, Microsoft, Beats Music (as of next week) and many others have launched streaming subscription options for their customers. All told, streaming revenue makes up approximately one-quarter of all income for most content owners, having quadrupled in the last two years. So what is the short-term impact, and how long will it last? Longer term, what does this mean for the average label and artist?

As one of the world’s largest distributors of independent music, INgrooves is uniquely positioned to monitor and evaluate the early impact of the consumer shift from downloads to the access anything, anywhere, anytime format inherent in streaming subscription services. But will such services equal increased revenue? It will, especially for the indies and for the prolific, active artists out there. Here’s why:

  • The average consumer spends about $40 per year on recorded music. If the average consumer signs up for a streaming service, he or she will spend as much as $120 per year ($10 per month times 12 months), making the “pot” to share three times larger.
  • The early adopters of streaming services are, generally, high-volume purchasers of music who are indie-leaning and tech-savvy. They know there’s no reason to spend $9.99 on an album when they can pay that amount per month and get access to 2 million albums. As a result, there is a disproportionate impact of the shift to streaming on the indie side compared with major labels that focus on genres that target an older, more mainstream demographic.
  • It’s not all bad news for the indies: INgrooves’ market share on Spotify is nearly double what it is on Nielsen SoundScan. This is likely due to the type of consumer (e.g., indie, hipster) signing up for streaming services, and the fact that there’s great experimentation and passive listening available through these services.
  • Remember, $40 is the average, which means half the country is spending a lot less than $40 per month on music because they’re infrequent consumers. If we can reach the tipping point where the low-volume music consumer is spending $120 per year on streaming, then we’ll also start to see the pot of revenue enlarge and the average per-stream royalty rise.

For the next 12-18 months, we’re likely to see physical and download sales decay faster than usual after the holiday season and the shift to streaming continue to accelerate, but not enough to make up the difference.

Based on our analysis of the decay rates and new subscriber growth for streaming services, we’re predicting that we’ll return to last summer’s peak sales levels by late 2014, not counting growth by international expansion and sales from new clients. This means that, for much of the year, artists and labels will have to more proactively manage cash flow, marketing spends and ensure they’re aggressively pursuing all sources of revenue.

Some will be less affected by this newest paradigm shift. For example, international markets, where downloading never truly took off and piracy was rampant, will benefit from streaming’s availability in their countries. Certain genres like country and classical will also likely see a slower shift from their hardcore fans. However, this shift is going to be more dramatic and meaningful than the format shift from physical to digital downloads.

The value proposition for the consumer is just simply too appealing to have any other outcome, and in digital media, the consumer always wins.

Robb McDaniels is founder/CEO of INgrooves Music Group.

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311 Going Indie for March Album (Billboard Exclusive)


Read about it on Billboard.

The Omaha rockers will release their 11th LP in conjunction with 311 Day, taking place in New Orleans

It may be the band’s 11th album, but 311’s first new release in nearly three years will be a first for the Nebraska rockers: fully independent.

The band confirmed today (Dec. 16) the upcoming release of its next album, its first to be released solely on its own 311 Records. The currently-untitled LP has a March 11 due date.

Indie status may be a relatively unfamiliar concept for the reggae-tinged rock act after years of being signed to a major label, but frontman Nick Hexum says it’s one of the best moves 311 could have possibly made — especially after forming an agreement with INgrooves, which will distribute the album.

“It’s a distribution with services, which is so cool because they let you pick… alright, do you guys want to spend money on this type of promotion or that type of promotion?” Hexum tells Billboard. “It really allows us to feel involved and we can make sure that we’re being represented in a way that we want and we think is effective.

“The label system is corrupt; they’re so incompetent with their ability to bring any value to the table. It’s just a rip-off.”

Though little can be revealed about the album beyond its drop date, Hexum confirms that there’s a renewed sense of creativity that abounds with the untitled release, which he says was recorded mostly separately in each band member’s home studio after its summer tour in 2013.

“It feels less conservative to me,” he says, admitting the album takes some “left turns” and will at times explore some “weird” sounds. “But as always, there’s a lot of riffs and really good high energy stuff that’s going to be great for a live setting. We realized a long time ago that we’re primarily a live band, but I didn’t want to get too locked into just making crowd rockers. So I think there’s a good diversity of tempos and feels and arrangements, lots of distortion guitar and big rocking parts but then there’s some trippy, chill-out moments and even some hard rock, like dual leads that some might say could sound like some old classic rock.”

The album marks the return of producer Scotch Ralston, who more recently acted as Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ soundman. Ralston was behind some of the five-piece’s earlier releases, like 1997’s “Transistor” and 1999’s “Soundsystem.”

“We asked him to come back and run sound for us, and it really improved our live sound,” Hexum explains. “The fans noticed that. Because he did the ‘Transistor’ album, which is kind of our most beloved fan favorite because it’s so eclectic and everything, there was a lot of excitement from the fans about that kind of creativity coming back in with him. So we started talking about new songs and he had so many ideas and just so much enthusiasm that it was like a steamroller of excitement. So we had to say yes to having him produce us. It turned out to be a great decision.”

All roads currently lead to March 11 — 311 Day — which will be held in its most recent iteration in New Orleans. Along with releasing the new album, the quintet will perform at the New Orleans Arena.

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56th Grammy Awards: Congratulations to our Nominated Partners!


Congratulations to all of our label & artist partners who have been honored with nominations for this year’s 56th Grammy Awards!!

​Category 10 – Best Dance/Electronica Album
A Color Map Of The Sun
Pretty Lights
[8 Minutes 20 Seconds Records]

​Category 16 – Best Alternative Music Album
Tame Impala

​Category 48 – Best Blues Album
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
[J&R Adventures]

​Category 49 – Best Folk Album
My Favorite Picture Of You
Guy Clark

Sweetheart Of The Sun
The Greencards
[Darling Street Records]

​Category 51 – Best Reggae Album
One Love, One Life
Beres Hammond
[VP Records]

​The Messiah​
[VP Records]

​Category 65 – Best Album Notes
Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard:
Hard Time, Good Time & End Time Music, 1923-1936

Nathan Salsburg, album notes writer (Various Artists)
[Tompkins Square]

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INgrooves Music Group’s Dave Zierler Joins Music Business Association’s Board of Directors


The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and, has added Glenn Dicker, Co-Owner of Redeye Incorporated, and Dave Zierler, President of INgrooves Music Group, to its Board of Directors. These two independent distribution representatives expand the Music Biz Board to 18 members representing different parts of the spectrum of music commerce, including physical and digital as well as content companies.

“Both Glenn and Dave have played a huge part in the music industry’s growth, helping a myriad of young, independent artists find their fanbases through Redeye and INgrooves’ distribution services,” said Jim Donio, President of Music Biz. “Now, as members of our board, they will bring an important voice to the table as we create a vision for the future that is beneficial to all of our members.”

“More and more innovative new music companies are springing up every day, and they need an organization like Music Biz to support their interests and give them a framework for success in today’s dynamic music marketplace,” said Zierler.  “I’m happy to be able to lend my voice to the discussion as a Music Biz board member and am looking forward to getting started.”

Zierler got his start at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he advised Silicon Valley clients, before joining startup venture capital outfit ITU Ventures, which invested in early-stage technology companies emerging from college and university campuses. He entered the music industry when Universal Music Group Distribution created a new division dedicated to business analysis and invited him to join. In 2004, he became the first direct employee of the reactivated Fontana, creating the company’s financial infrastructure and working on all of its major deals. This led to a position as EVP and GM of INgrooves in 2007 and a reunion with Fontana in 2012, when it was acquired by INgrooves.

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INgrooves Shifts Rights Management to HFA’s Slingshot


(New York) HFA, a leading music industry rights management service provider, has been retained by global music distributor INgrooves for a full suite of rights management services.  INgrooves, whose headquarters are in San Francisco, provides music distribution, music publishing, marketing and technology services to the global music community.

Founded in 2002, INgrooves provides independent labels, artists and their managers with worldwide distribution, administration and marketing services to help maximize their impact in the music marketplace.  INgrooves has recently launched a music publishing division to further augment its business model and is transitioning its right management responsibilities from a third party to HFA.

HFA, the go-to source for music licensing, has designed Slingshot, its rights management service, to simplify the licensing and royalty process, accelerate market entry and boost profitability for music distributors.  INgrooves will rely upon Slingshot, powered by HFA’s sophisticated technology platforms, to provide a comprehensive solution for all licensing, data management, royalty processing and payment functions and to ensure a seamless licensing experience.

Michael Simon, President and CEO of HFA, commented:  “We are pleased that INgrooves has chosen to work with us at this exciting time in the company’s development and look forward to supporting their expansion initiatives.   Tapping into Slingshot to handle its rights obligations allows INgrooves to focus on growing its business rather than getting bogged down in the details of the licensing process.”

“HFA is unparalleled in its reputation as a protector of the rights of songwriters and artists,” said INgrooves Co-Founder and General Counsel Matt Burns.  “We are confident that our transition to HFA will be seamless and that they will bring an even higher level of service to our label and artist clients as we continue to expand as a company.”

About HFA

HFA is the nation’s leading provider of rights management, licensing and royalty services for the music industry. With over 46,000 music publishing clients, HFA issues the largest number of licenses for the use of music in both physical and digital distribution formats. HFA also serves the D.I.Y. market with Songfile®, the company’s fast and easy online licensing tool. Slingshot, HFA’s rights management service offering, includes a suite of information management and technology solutions designed to simplify and facilitate the administration of intellectual property rights.
As a technology innovator, HFA is leading the industry in establishing global data standards and is a founding member of the Digital Data Exchange (DDEX). Additionally, for the past four years HFA was recognized by InformationWeek on its Top 500 Relentless Innovators list. For more information about HFA visit and

Songfile, eMechanical and eSong are registered trademarks of The Harry Fox Agency, Inc., all rights reserved.

About INgrooves

INgrooves is a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry.  INgrooves 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, marketing and publishing services rely on INgrooves 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 label partners. For more information, visit

HFA Contact
Dalita Keumurian
Director of Marketing & Communications

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