LONDON (Hypebot) — CD Baby and INgrooves have been added to the UK's Pocket Group catalog of music for mobile distribution. The agreements brings PG’s total number of licensable tracks to 1.5 million.
The catalog is 100% independent, allowing operators access to disparate repertoire from the US, Europe, and Asia. Other Pocket Group clients include Pinnacle, Grooveattack, Finetunes, Beggars Group, Domino and Bollywood powerhouses Saregama and Mauj. UK networks such as Vodafone and Orange have already expanded their searchable music stores, each of which now comprise one million tracks.
The mobile music sector has the potential for explosive growth. Analysts predict that total annual revenues generated by the global mobile music market will exceed $14 billion by 2011 and GreeeeN’s ‘Aiuta’ recently became the first full-track mobile download anywhere to sell over one million copies.