Digital music distribution and services company FUGA has added UK-based labels Fire Records and Earth Recordings, plus V2 Benelux and leading Italian distributor Sounday to its roster of international clients.
Connected to over 275 digital service providers worldwide, over 2.5 million tracks are currently managed from within the FUGA system.
Its existing label partners include Domino, Epitaph Records, Ultra Records, Ministry of Sound, Red Essential, Hospital Records, Spinnin’ Records, Armada Music, Ninja Tune and Black Hole Recordings.
FUGA will now handle global digital distribution for Fire Records’ entire catalogue, including fellow independent, but closely related label, Earth Recordings.
Earth have been nominated in two categories at Tuesday’s AIM Awards; Best Small Label and Special Catalogue Release of the Year, for Mikael Tariverdiev’s Film Music. Alongside Tariverdiev, the fledgling label’s impressive roster includes Bert Jansch, The “Inspired” Series, Judy Dyble and more.
James Nicholls, Owner/Director of Fire Records and Founder/Director of Earth Recordings, said: “Aside from the cutting edge technology, we have had incredible, unprecedented support and enthusiasm from the FUGA team, that rivals our own for the music we release.”
Pieter Van rijn
FUGA has also picked up the digital distribution for V2 Benelux and its associated labels Butler Records and Excelsior Recordings.
V2 licenses artists including Mumford & Sons and Skunk Anansie for Benelux, with its own global roster including Blaudzun, John Coffey and Bombay.
Highlights from Excelsior Recordings’ roster include Triggerfinger, Bewilder and Moss, while Butler Records handles artists such as Anneke van Giersbergen, LAMB and Chris de Burgh.
Chris Boog, Director of V2 Benelux, commented: “We’ve been impressed by the quality of FUGA’s technology platform. With enhanced digital supply chain flows and improved global distribution, we’re excited to integrate FUGA’s technology here at V2 Benelux.”
Alongside Fire and V2 Benelux, FUGA has taken on the digital distribution for Italian distributor Sounday, which represents 150 labels, including top Italian dance label Time Records (Hardwell, Alex Gaudino, and Yolanda Be Cool).
Sounday’s catalogue of over 500 000 songs includes repertoire from leading artists such as Imany, Lost Frequencies and Feder.
Commenting on the deal, Giuseppe Ravello, CEO of Sounday, said: “In line with our business strategy, our partnership with FUGA enables us to increase the value of our assets and develop innovative and scalable services to connect music industry needs with high-tech innovation.”
Pieter Van Rijn, CEO of FUGA (pictured) added: “We’re delighted to add Fire, Earth, V2 Benelux and Sounday to our growing client base. We are proud of our bespoke technology and dedicated services, and we are sure that our great new partners will greatly benefit from our intuitive, efficient and flexible service”
Established in 2006, FUGA is an independent company headquartered in Amsterdam with an international footprint.Music Business Worldwide