INGrooves Publishing Builds Roster, Hires Mike Locke
February 24, 2014 at 11:38 AM (PT)
The publishing division of INGROOVES MUSIC GROUP has signed nine artists and labels to global publishing agreements. Also the company appointed MIKE LOCKE Sr. Dir./Licensing and Business Development.
The new deals are with:
JAMIE OBORNE's DIRTY HIT SONGS, the publishing arm of DIRTY HIT RECORDS
Grammy-winning artist and producer STEPHEN MARLEY
American Folk-Rock band JAMESTOWN REVIVAL
British singer/songwriter NATTY
Leading electronic label IBOGA RECORDS
Electro-latin star FEDERICO AUBELE
British EDM label LOST MY DOG
Electronic producer and remix wiz SINCLAIR
Songwriters MARK FLAHERTY and THOMAS ZORANSKI, of the pop duo BETTER DAYS
"I could not imagine a better start for 2014 than to be joined by such talented artists and executives," INGROOVES Senior VP/Music Publishing, Licensing & Rights Solutions OLIVIER CHASTAN said. "We hope to become the supportive haven and artistic asylum for songwriters that we imagined when we launched last year in JULY."
LOCKE boasts over 12 years of experience, first at WARNER MUSIC GROUP, then as co-founder of an independent licensing company. "MIKE is not only a veteran of the synch world but also brings with him some A&R experience which will contribute to grow our publishing division at INGROOVES," CHASTAN said. "MIKE has already secured major synch placements in SUPER BOWL XLVIII this past FEBRUARY, TV shows such as 'NASHVILLE' and 'Revenge' and a trailer for the upcoming film 'St. Vincent de Van Nuys' starring BILL MURRAY and NAOMI WATTS among others."