INGROOVES AND 7DIGITAL GET TOGETHER FOR EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION
INgrooves Artists Find a Home with UK’s Leading Digital Distribution Company
San Francisco, CA (November 19, 2008) – INgrooves, a leading provider of digital distribution, marketing and promotion services to the independent music community, announced today an agreement with 7digital, the UK’s leading digital media company. 7digital powers over 1,000 digital properties, including their own 7digital download stores in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Austria and Portugal. Under the terms of the agreement, music from INgrooves’ vast network of independent artists will be made available on the various 7digital websites.
“We are excited that music fans all over Europe will have access to INgrooves’ family of independent artists,” said Robb McDaniels, CEO and Founder of INgrooves. “7digital’s easy to use interface is in line with INgrooves’ philosophy that delivering music digitally should be a seamless, uncomplicated process.” “INgrooves works with some big name artists and labels and we are pleased to add these to our 4 million strong catalogue of tracks” comments Ben Drury, CEO of 7digital. “Digital music sales are increasing across the board in the UK and Europe and this partnership will ensure INgrooves artists’ music is available to the increasing number of digital music consumers.”
INgrooves’ growing roster of artists includes Dolly Parton, Thievery Corporation, Paul Oakenfold, John Michael Montgomery, Lady Sovereign, Too $hort, The Cool Kids, Tila Tequila and John Digweed. About INgroovesINgrooves is a digital media infrastructure company that provides various distribution and marketing services via its INgrooves and ONE Digital divisions. ONE Digital is a proprietary software platform that provides distribution and administration to large distributors, record labels and film production companies at rates far below the industry standard. INgrooves provides clients customized distribution, marketing, promotion, synch licensing and administrative support to help maximize the earnings potential of specific releases or catalogues. For more information, check out www.ingrooves.com.
Established in January 2004, 7digital is a leading digital media delivery company offering consumers access to a huge catalogue of legal music and video downloads, competitive prices and promotions, and high quality sound and video in various file formats including MP3 through 7digital.com. 7digital enables secure digital media delivery on behalf of record labels, artists, film and TV companies, retail and brand partners. 7digital’s clients include Universal Music Group, EMI, British Film Institute, ITV, Warner Music, MTV, Sony BMG, The Independent, and many more The Company has distributed content through over 500 partner sites including O2, MSN, ITV.com, Last.fm, Yahoo!, NME and XFM, and delivered tens of millions of digital products in hundreds of countries.
7digital is a privately held company backed by Sutton Place Managers and Balderton Capital (formerly Benchmark Capital).