LONDON, UK (CelebrityAccess) – INgrooves Music Group, announced that music business expert Nick Roden has been named Director of International Business Development.
While at INGrooves, Roden will be tasked with for developing new and existing distributor, label, manager and artist business relationships. Based in the company's London offices, he will report to Alex Branson, SVP & MD INgrooves International.
“I have long respected INgrooves as a business at the cutting edge of indie distribution, offering an unparalleled service and infrastructure to its partners,” said Roden. “I am delighted to be joining Alex, Amy and the team to help with the continued development and growth of the company, and forge new partnerships with more of the world’s best independent labels and artists.”
Nick began his career in independent music sales & distribution over 15 years ago at Pinnacle Records as Label Manager, where he was responsible for a roster including Sanctuary, One Little Indian, Tru Thoughts, Rykodisc and Lex amongst others. Following a stint as Head of Labels at digital music start-up TuneTribe.com, he joined Warner Music to launch and build the London-based division of Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) where he worked with a myriad of labels across all genres, from Earache to Ed Banger, via VP Records, Epitaph and Strictly Rhythm. During his tenure, Nick rose to the position of Director, ADA UK and Global, where he was instrumental in the development of Warner Music Artist & Label Services (WMALS), brokering marketing and distribution deals for Orbital, Richie Sambora and Johnny Marr. In 2012, Nick moved to Defected Records, serving as Commercial Director at the world’s leading House music label. – Staff Writers