More labels choose INgrooves for digital distribution

Company Announces New Deals with Metropolis Records, John Denver and Shout! Factory

INgrooves, a leading provider of digital distribution, marketing and promotion services to the global music & video community via its ONE Digital platform, has announced new distribution deals with Metropolis Records, the John Denver Estate’s Windstar Records and Shout! Factory. The announcement was made today by Dave Zierler, EVP & General Manager of INgrooves.

Metropolis and the John Denver Estate’s Windstar Records will utilize INgrooves’s ONE Digital platform for worldwide online and mobile distribution of their catalogs. Metropolis Records is an independent electro/rock label based in Philadelphia whose artists include Bella Morte, Bauhaus, London After Midnight and Binary Park. Upcoming releases expected from Metropolis in the next few months are Covenant’s Modern Ruin, KMFDM’s Krank, and Angelspit’s Carbon Beauty. The Windstar Records catalog features the John Denver titles A Christmas Together- John Denver & The Muppets, and the John Denver Collections, Vol 1-4, which include the timeless hit songs “Rocky Mountain High,” “Take Me Home Country Roads,” and “Sunshine On My Shoulders.”

Shout! Factory has signed up with INgrooves for delivery to all territories outside of North America. Shout! Factory boasts an impressive roster including content from Herb Alpert, Solomon Burke, Barenaked Ladies – Talk to the Hand – Live in Michigan, Mickey Hart, John Lee Hooker, The Marshall Tucker Band and many more.
“We are thrilled to begin working with these outstanding labels that have such a rich history and I am sure our global retail partners will embrace this content,” said Mr. Zierler. “We continue to aggressively seek out the very best independent content to sign to INgrooves, and these companies are certainly indicative of that goal; 2011 is off to a great start.”

“After canvassing the digital landscape and considering all of our distribution options, INgrooves definitively offered the most proven and flexible service available in the marketplace,” said Dave Heckman of Metropolis Records. “They were the clear choice for Metropolis, and we look forward to working together to improve our digital footprint.”

About INgrooves

INgrooves is a leading provider of digital distribution, marketing and promotion services to the global music, video and book publishing communities via its ONE Digital platform. ONE Digital is a proprietary software platform that provides distribution and administration to large distributors, record labels and film production companies. INgrooves provides clients customized distribution, marketing, promotion, synch licensing and administrative support to help maximize the earnings potential of specific audio and video releases or catalogues. INscribe Digital, recently launched in July 2010, provides publishers large and small with an easy and transparent system to manage their digital business. For more information, visit www.INgrooves.net

About Metropolis Records

Metropolis Records grew out of a small record store located in the popular South Street area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Digital Underground, opened in April of 1991, and specialized in the relatively young genres of Gothic and Electro-Industrial music. By 1993, store manager Dave Heckman realized that he could offer this music at even lower prices by forming a record label that would release these overseas CDs in America at domestic prices. The Electro-Goth band, Love Is Colder Than Death “Teignmouth,” provided the label’s first release which was issued in May of 1994, and Metropolis Records was born.

About Windstar Records

Windstar Records is an independent record label that was founded by John Denver in 1976. John Denver (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist, poet and photographer. One of the most popular acoustic artists of the 1970s, Denver recorded and released around 300 songs, about 200 of which he composed. He was named Poet Laureate of Colorado in 1977. Songs such as “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” “Annie’s Song” and “Calypso” attained worldwide popularity.

About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series and films, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, Calif. For more on Shout! Factory, visit www.shoutfactory.com

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