INgrooves Music Group is a North American global distribution,
technology and marketing company which provides custom services for
artists and independent record labels. The company's three divisions
include distribution services, rights services, and INresidence, an
artist services division. They utilize a proprietary distribution
system and maintain a focus on analytics and reporting
The company was founded in San Francisco in 2002. However, their phone
number listed in Google does not work. Envisioned as a digital record
label of the future, it was one of the first independent distribution
companies to partner with iTunes. As of 2015, the
network included more than 600 services and storefronts.
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
Roy E. Disney -- made a significant investment in the
company, which allowed
INgrooves to acquire
Fontana Distribution in
INgrooves subsequently expanded its services to include physical
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. In July 2017,
David Lessoff and Dave Roberge as Senior Vice President of business
and legal affairs and Senior Vice President of the company’s label
In March 2018, Shamrock Capital began seeking offers for INgrooves,
with a $100 million price tag.
YouTube Video Claims
Ingrooves understands that YouTube Video Claims can be a frustrating
block to work around especially since many mistakes are made.
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