SAN FRANCISCO (Hypebot) – Isolation Network, parent of digital distributor INgrooves has named digital music veteran Bob Roback as CEO. In addition to serving indies, INGrooves provides the North American digital distribution platform for Universal Music Group.
Roback replaces former CEO, Robb McDaniels who exited the company at the end of 2014.
Mr. Roback is a pioneer in the digital music arena, co-founding LAUNCH Media in 1994. The digital music company was acquired by Yahoo in 2001 and Roback became Head of Music at Yahoo!, overseeing its global operations until 2007. Most recently, Mr. Roback was President of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation where he remains a member of its board of directors.
“Throughout his career, Bob has successfully launched and led future facing companies that helped to push digital music and media businesses forward in innovative ways,” said Jay Boberg, Chairman of the Board. “With our revenues now exceeding $150 million a year, we feel he is the perfect executive to lead our global executive team into our next phase of growth.”