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Dirty Hit expands deal with Ingrooves

By | Published on Wednesday 11 December 2019

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The Dirty Hit record label – which boasts artists including The 1975, Wolf Alice and Beabadoobee on its roster – has signed a new global deal with Ingrooves, the digital distributor with which it has enjoyed a long relationship.

“We have had a long working relationship with Ingrooves, stretching back nearly a decade”, confirms Dirty Hit CEO Jamie Oborne, who also manages some of the artists on the label. “[The team at] Ingrooves have built one of the most sophisticated distribution operations in the world and I’m excited about this new era for our two companies”.

Ingrooves, of course, was fully acquired earlier this year by Universal Music, with whom Dirty Hit has also partnered on a number of releases in the past, as well as the new 1975 album, due out next year. Noting that, Oborne continues: “UMG’s acquisition of Ingrooves is a perfect marriage of Dirty Hit’s two core partners and so this deal with Ingrooves, whose footprint is expanding, feels like a natural evolution as we continue to grow”.

Ingrooves CEO Bob Roback adds: “In Dirty Hit, Jamie has created an incredible launching pad for a new generation of artists. We have long been partners with Jamie on a variety of his releases and are THRILLED to be expanding our partnership as he looks to grow Dirty Hit around the world”.

The 1975’s new album, ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’, is due out on 21 Feb, despite the promotional campaign for the record already feeling like it began seventeen years ago. Beabadoobee, meanwhile, was one of the nominees for this year’s BRITs Rising Star Award.