Universal Music Group Distribution expands relationship with INgrooves

MUMBAI: Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD) has expanded its relationship with INgrooves. As part of this expansion, INgrooves will now handle the distribution of all mobile products on behalf of all of UMGD’s major and distributed labels in North America.

Previously, INgrooves handled digital distribution for Fontana, UMGD’s independent distribution arm, and such UMGD-distributed labels as Hollywood, Concord and Big Machine. With this expansion of services, INgrooves will now take on responsibility for the distribution of all mobile products including ringtones, ringbacks, games, video, streaming, wallpapers and other various mobile applications, for UMG’s wholly-owned major labels including Interscope Geffen A&M, Island Def Jam, Universal Motown Republic Group, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, Decca Label Group, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) and Universal Music Group Nashville, among others.

"The expansion of our agreement with INgrooves is a natural evolution for us and our business partners. Since we began our relationship with Robb and the INgrooves team, we have been impressed with their unmatched technology and the value-added services they bring to the table. This comprehensive approach will enable us to provide even more services, all of which will result in more opportunities for our labels and artists," said UMGD president and CEO Jim Urie.

INgrooves CEO and founder Robb McDaniels added, "We’re thrilled to have earned the respect of Jim and the entire UMGD family, and are more than ready to take this next step in our service to that great company. We look forward to working closely with UMGD and its labels to maximize efforts on the mobile front."