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INgrooves makes new appointments to London team, announces initial roster for artists services unit

By | Published on Thursday 6 June 2013


Distribution company INgrooves has announced the appointment of two new members to its London-based international team, Dominic Jones, who becomes Director Of Sales & Marketing, and Toby Peacock, who becomes Director International Label & Project Management. The appointments come as the Universal-backed distributor plans further global expansion into continental Europe and Australasia.

Jones previously worked for Proper Music Distribution, and more recently as a music business consultant. In the new Director Of Sales & Marketing role he will oversee sales and marketing in all territories outside North America. Peacock was most recently with [PIAS], and in his new role will oversee creative promotion initiatives for INgroove’s clients, and also work as product manager outside North America for the INresidence Artist Services unit the company launched late last year.

Confirming all this, the company’s International MD Alex Branson told CMU: “Dominic brings 25 years of experience in digital and physical music distribution and marketing. His breadth of knowledge will be an immediate asset to our artists and labels as we expand the list of services internationally to mirror our successful format in North America”.

He added: “Toby, meanwhile, has both the passion and the kind of vast experience that have made him a highly respected music executive. We are pleased to have him aboard as we continue to expand our operations and list of services into new territories around the world”.

The American office of INresidence earlier this week announced the first roster of artists it will work with, which includes Pepper, Raheem DeVaughn, Lyfe Jennings and Lenka, plus The Boxer Rebellion in North America and Primal Scream in the US.

Commenting on that, The Boxer Rebellion’s manger Sumit Bothra told CMU: “I’m very happy to be partnering with INresidence on The Boxer Rebellion’s ‘Promises’ LP. As a highly independent operation, the band and I have felt comfortable every step of the way, knowing that the INgrooves team, led by Bryan Mead, understand our ethos and our relentless, detailed approach to getting great music heard by as many ears as possible”.