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INgrooves Continues International Expansion Through New Retail Partners October 15, 2009

Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.
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INgrooves, a leading provider of digital distribution, marketing and promotion services to the independent music community, furthers its reach internationally and welcomes a host of new retailers on board. 24-7 Entertainment, Starzik and People’s Music Store have struck deals to make the INgrooves catalog available; strengthening INgrooves’ position as a global independent distributor.

The recent deals also include distribution and marketing relationships with a variety of partner stores affiliated with the retailers. White label service provider 24-7 Entertainment, powers a number of sites including MediaMarkt (Germany), CDOn (Scandinavia) and TDC Play (Denmark). Starzik is the 5th ranked legal downloading service in France and works with multiple retail stores in other European markets such as ebaymusic (Spain) and fnacmusic (Belgium). People’s Music Store offers a unique “people powered” music download service for users to create their own individual stores.

INgrooves continues to offer an exceptional suite of distribution and marketing services across the globe. Currently, INgrooves connects its labels and independent artists to over 200 top line retailers, including FNAC, Virginmega, Boomkat and 7 Digital.

Alex Branson, VP & Managing Director of International at INgrooves, commented, “INgrooves has enjoyed rapid international growth this year. We have added new retailers and content owners and we have strengthened our relationships with established overseas partners and clients. We are thrilled to have Starzik, 24-7 Entertainment and Peoples Music Store on board and look forward to working with them on some creative artist campaigns.”

Ed Underwood, People’s Music Store COO, said, “We are delighted to add the ever-expanding and diverse INgrooves catalogue to the service, which takes our catalogue close to the 1 million track mark. Connecting fans and artists and empowering them to generate sales from their genuine recommendations is key and this deal is a big step in the right direction for all involved.”