(LOS ANGELES & MILAN, October 25, 2021)  Ingrooves Music Group, a world leader in music distribution, marketing and technology, has named Luca Stante as Country Manager of Ingrooves Italy, expanding the company’s presence into this important music market. The move reflects Ingrooves’ growing global footprint after recently opening offices in Amsterdam, Brazil, Denmark, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea, and Turkey, and increasing its presence in Australia/New Zealand and Sweden.

“As we continue our strategic global expansion, we are focused on working with the most important independent labels and artists in the world,” said Bob Roback, CEO of Ingrooves Music Group. “Luca is a highly respected industry veteran who is already proving to be an invaluable part of our global team helping us achieve this goal in Italy. He brings extensive knowledge of the music market in Italy and incredibly strong relationships throughout the industry. He’s the perfect executive to lead our efforts in Italy.”

Mr. Stante previously held the dual roles of CEO and Managing Director of Believe Italy and Managing Director of Tunecore Italy. In total, he spent nearly 15 years at Believe, also leading the company’s efforts in Turkey and Greece for several years. He began his career in 1998 at Warner Music Group.

“It was easy to decide to come to Ingrooves, the most advanced digital distributor in the world,” said Stante. “With the backing of Universal Music Group and the independence to quickly react to changing market conditions, I believe Ingrooves has the competitive advantages to ensure our partners achieve the best growth available in the market.”

“As part of the Universal family, we welcome Ingrooves to the market. The time is right for Ingrooves to create a strong local team and presence in Italy,” said Alessandro Massara, Universal Music Group Italy, President & CEO. “As an expert in our local music industry, combined with Ingrooves’ connected global music team, Luca will surely have an incredible impact on our independent music landscape.” 

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About Ingrooves Music Group

Ingrooves Music Group is a world leader in music distribution, marketing and technology that empowers labels and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and thrive in the global music industry. Our comprehensive suite of solutions includes marketing strategy, insights and analytics, rights management, advertising, royalty accounting, video monetization and music licensing, all accessible through an intuitive client platform. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, Ingrooves works everywhere music is streamed.