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Dirty Hit extends global distribution deal with Ingrooves Music Group

Dirty Hit has extended its worldwide distribution deal with Ingrooves Music Group.

The independent record label is behind artists such as The 1975, Wolf Alice, Pale Waves, Rina Sawayama, and Beabadoobee.

According to a press release, the new agreement builds upon the relationship between Dirty Hit and Ingrooves, which has generated No.1 albums in the UK with Wolf Alice (Blue Weekend, 2021), and The 1975’s recent Being Funny in a Foreign Language album which has also charted No.1 in Australia and No.7 in the US.

Being Funny in a Foreign Language was The 1975’s “first totally independently released album” the press release notes.

Ingrooves and Dirty Hit’s partnership has also produced three additional Top 5 UK debuts with Rina Sawayama, Beabadoobee and Pale Waves.

Dirty Hit reports that its artists have been streamed more than 1.4 billion times over the last 12 months.

“Our relationship is now in its twelfth year, and I am very proud to continue building Dirty Hit with our day-one distribution partners.”

Jamie Oborne, Dirty Hit Records

Jamie Oborne, Founder & CEO, Dirty Hit Records, said: “I feel very grateful to Ingrooves and the wider UMG team for all the support and faith they have shown me over the years.

“Our relationship is now in its twelfth year, and I am very proud to continue building Dirty Hit with our day-one distribution partners.

Added Oborne: “I would like to thank previous Ingrooves CEO Bob Roback for his incredible support and very much look forward to working with JT and Nat on this next exciting phase of Dirty Hit’s continued growth.”

“Jamie Oborne has built Dirty Hit into one of the most exciting and successful independent label operations in the world.”

JT Myers, Virgin Music Group

JT Myers, Co-CEO, Virgin Music Group, the parent company of Ingrooves, said: “Jamie Oborne has built Dirty Hit into one of the most exciting and successful independent label operations in the world.

“His ability to identify and nurture artists and help them build communities around their music is remarkable, and we look forward to expanding our relationship over the coming years,” adds Nat Pastor, Co-CEO, Virgin Music Group.

“Working with the entire team at Dirty Hit has been such a pleasure, and it’s an honor to work with such an incredible roster of artists.”

Jeff Cuatto, Ingrooves Music Group

Jeff Cuatto, Interim CEO, Ingrooves Music Group said: “Working with the entire team at Dirty Hit has been such a pleasure, and it’s an honor to work with such an incredible roster of artists.

“The label produces some of the most groundbreaking artists in music and we’re looking forward to building upon our success together.”

Ingrooves Music Group recently became part of Virgin Music Group at Universal Music Group.

Virgin Music Group, led by Myers and Pastor, is UMG’s flagship global services and distribution operation for independent artists and labels.Music Business Worldwide

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