Digital Music Vet Bob Roback Named CEO Of Isolation Network, INgrooves' Parent Company
August 5, 2015 at 10:03 AM (PT)
Digital music pioneer BOB ROBACK has been named Chief Executive Officer of ISOLATION NETWORK, the parent company of INGROOVES, INSCRIBE DIGITAL and IN ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS, which provides the NORTH AMERICAN digital distribution platform for UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP.
ROBACK and his late partner DAVE GOLDBERG founded LAUNCH MEDIA, one of the world's first digital music enterporises, in 1994. After a highly successful run, the company was acquired by YAHOO in 2001. As part of the sale, ROBACK became Head of Music at YAHOO, overseeing its global music operations until 2007.
"Throughout his career, BOB has successfully launched and led future facing companies that helped to push digital music and media businesses forward in innovative ways," said ISOLATION Chairman Of The Board JAY BOBERG. "With our revenues now exceeding $150 million a year, we feel he is the perfect executive to lead our global executive team into our next phase of growth."
ROBACK added: "I am thrilled to be joining ISOLATION NETWORK and working alongside JAY, Co-Founder MATT BURNS and the rest of the talented and dedicated executive team who have grown this business into the global leader it is today."
ROBACK was most recently President of FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION, where he remains a member of its Board Of Directors. Prior to that, he served as Co-Founder and CEO of DASHBOX, a workflow management system and marketplace for music licensing, which was acquired by FILMTRACK in 2014. He also served as Co-Founder/Managing Director of THE MEDIA FARM, a company which owns and manages entertainment intellectual property.
ROBACK holds a B.S. in Economics from THE WHARTON SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, graduating magna cum laude from the UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA LAW SCHOOL.
He replaces former CEO ROBB McDANIELS, who exited the company at the end of 2014 (NET NEWS 12/22/14).