|Music Distribution, Analytics, & Rights Services|
|Founder||Robb McDaniels, Matt Burns, Adam Hiles|
|Headquarters||Los Angeles, CA|
|Bob Roback (CEO), Ben Cary (CFO), Jay Blomquist (CTO), Amy Dietz (GM), SK Sharma (EVP)|
Number of employees
|Parent||Universal Music Group|
Ingrooves Music Group is a North American global distribution, technology and marketing company which provides custom services for artists and independent record labels, owned by Universal Music Group. The company's three divisions include distribution services, rights management services, and INresidence, an artist services division. They utilize a proprietary distribution system and maintain a focus on analytics and reporting technology.
In 2008, Universal Music Group (UMG) selected Ingrooves's parent company, Isolation Network Inc., to digitally distribute all of its music in North America. In 2010, Shamrock Capital -- an investment fund founded by Roy E. Disney -- made a significant investment in the company, which allowed Ingrooves to acquire Fontana Distribution in 2012. Ingrooves subsequently expanded its services to include physical distribution.
In 2012, the company launched an Artist Services division, INresidence, a project-based service for established artists and emerging artists releasing music independently. They established a Rights Services division dedicated to music publishing, synch licensing and neighboring rights in 2013.
As of 2017, Ingrooves operated offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, London, Berlin and Melbourne.In February 2017, Ingrooves partnered with Onelove Music Group and its artists. In July 2017, Ingrooves hired David Lessoff and Dave Roberge as Senior Vice President of business and legal affairs and Senior Vice President of the company’s label development team. In February 2018, Ingrooves signed a distribution deal with Talento Uno.
In March 2018, Shamrock Capital began seeking offers for Ingrooves, around approximately $100 million to sell.On February 12, 2019, Universal Music Group acquired the remaining shares of the company.
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