BOSTON, MA (Hypebot) – INgrooves has inked Telarc and Heads Up International, both divisions of Concord Music Group for digital distribution worldwide excluding the US and Canada. The wide ranging Telarc and Heads Up catalogs include jazz icons like Dave Brubeck, McCoy Tyner and Stanley Clarke, the blues of Taj Mahal and Tab Benoit, contemporary jazz from the likes Candy Dulfer and Victor Wooten and world music from Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba and Zap Mama. Current artists include bassist/singer Esperanza Spalding, Hiromi, Take 6, and guitarist Mike Stern.
“Telarc and Heads Up have amassed an impressive slew of Grammy awards and are well regarded as two of the leading independent classical and jazz labels,” stated INgrooves founder and CEO Robb McDaniels. “We are very excited to both broaden the labels’ reach to their core audience, as well as expand their presence among digital music fans.”
Mark Wexler, SVP of Concord Music Group adds, “We are pleased to have aligned with INgrooves to digitally distribute market and promote our releases. They will provide an avenue for consumers to explore our wonderful catalog that has been underutilized in the digital format in the past.”