“Never The Same” is the first single from the new global partnership set for release on February 10, 2023

LOS ANGELES & SYDNEY (February 9, 2023)Ingrooves Music Group, a world leader in music distribution, marketing, and technology, is partnering with Australian independent record label Teamwrk for exclusive worldwide distribution for all their artists, including acclaimed rapper Masked Wolf, who is reuniting with his original independent team at Teamwrk. The first global single under the partnership, “Never the Same,” is set for release on February 10, 2023. Ingrooves signed Teamwrk Records, one of Australia’s leading independent labels, to a global distribution deal in mid-2022. Since then, they have collaborated on releases across Teamwrk’s catalog of artists around the world and released two new Masked Wolf singles outside of Australia and New Zealand, “Butterflies & Bandaids” (December 2022) and “The Story” (January 2023).

“Our partnership with Ingrooves has already helped us see growth and new opportunities around the world as we look to expand and engage audiences for Masked Wolf and the rest of the Teamwrk roster,” said Jae Butt, Co-Founder of Teamwrk. “It’s incredibly gratifying for the label team to continue building Wolf on a global basis as he takes creative and commercial control of his career by returning to his independent roots. And we feel we’ve found a perfect partner for him and the rest of the Teamwrk roster in Ingrooves, whose best-in-class global distribution team and marketing services will enable our team to expand our marketing efforts on a true global scale.”

“Jae Butt and the entire Teamwrk team are a true powerhouse and an inspiration for those in the music industry that want to make it independently on a global scale,” said Nina Rabe-Cairns, Managing Director, APAC for Ingrooves Music Group.

Jack Limmer, Label & Business Development Manager for Ingrooves Music Group commented:  “We are incredibly excited to be supporting and empowering Masked Wolf’s return to the indie community. Teamwrk’s passion and ear for talent is undeniable, I can’t wait for the world to hear what the entire roster has in the pipeline.”

Masked Wolf (AKA Harry Michael) has established himself as a powerful, passionate and primal hip-hop force in Australia and beyond. He is well-known for his global hit “Astronaut in the Ocean,” which amassed more than a Billion streams on Spotify, and reached Number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2021. A potent live performer, Masked Wolf has just announced a 50-date global tour to support the new singles.

About Ingrooves Music Group

Ingrooves Music Group is a world leader in music distribution, marketing, and technology that empowers independent labels and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and thrive in the global music industry. Ingrooves offers a comprehensive suite of solutions that includes marketing strategy, insights and analytics, rights management, advertising, royalty accounting, video monetization, and music licensing, all accessible through an intuitive client platform. The company has offices throughout the United States (HQ), Canada, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Operating everywhere music is streamed, Ingrooves is part of Virgin Music Group, the newly formed global independent music division of Universal Music Group. www.ingrooves.com