INgrooves Launches Music Publishing Division
Partnership with Sentric Music Will Provide Software and Global Support
SAN FRANCISCO, CA July 19, 2013 INgrooves, a leading provider of digital distribution, marketing and technology services to the global music community, announced today that the company has launched a music publishing division to further augment the suite of services available to its more than 4,000 clients worldwide.
The new division will provide 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 new music publishing services unit will be seamlessly integrated into INgrooves’ web-based Client Console, giving independent labels and artists complete control, transparency and visibility over their recorded music and publishing copyrights all from a centralized location. Clients will be able to access information about their catalog directly from the INgrooves Client Console, monitoring registrations, collections, royalties and synchs with the touch of a button.
“As the retail ecosystem continues to fragment into multiple sources of revenue for our clients, INgrooves is perfectly positioned to leverage our technology platform and global reach to monetize and collect from these various partners that are also paying copyright owners,” said INgrooves Founder and CEO, Robb McDaniels. “Many INgrooves artists and label clients control some or all of their publishing rights and have asked us to assist them in administering these rights because much of the data that’s needed to effectively identify and collect monies owed is already handled by our ONE Digital platform. This is a natural evolution for us.”
The new division will be headed by Olivier Chastan, former Vice-President of VP Records and President of Greensleeves Records & Publishing, where he worked with artists such as Sean Paul, Rihanna, Jay-Z, The Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown, Damien Marley, DJ Diplo, No Doubt, Akon, Major Lazer, and 50 Cent among others. “I’m very excited to be joining INgrooves to launch this new endeavor,” said Mr. Chastan. “I have known Robb and the team for over 6 years and am confident that we will deliver a world-class platform and service. Being part of INgrooves will allow me to build the modern and technology-driven publishing operation that I have been envisioning for years. I look forward to offering amazing service to existing INgrooves’ clients and all great writers and artists.”
INgrooves’ partner, the UK-based Sentric Music, will provide some back-end support to INgrooves Music Publishing. Chris Meehan, CEO of Sentric Music, commented: “We’re delighted to provide rights administration and platform services to the INgrooves music publishing team which will allow clients to take advantage of our international direct collection network. Our combined vision for the music rights business, coupled with the synergies between our respective technology platforms, will provide one of the most efficient and advanced music rights services available on the market.”
At launch, INgrooves is already administering more than 5,000 copyrights, exhibiting the enormous potential for this solution. This includes songs by artists such as Moby, Federico Aubele, Metis and N.A.S.A. and publishing catalogs such as Music Dealers and Jamie Oborne’s Dirty Hit Records, home to Fossil Collective among other artists.
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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 and marketing 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 INgrooves.com.
ABOUT SENTRIC MUSIC
Sentric Music is an award winning UK based independent music publishing company representing over 150,000 songs on behalf of 45,000 songwriters. Sentric’s propriety rights management technology manages song registration, royalty claims and accounting directly in 29 territories as well as providing multiple synchronisation outlets for rights holders. For more information visit www.sentricmusic.com or www.sentric.ms