The parent company of INgrooves Music Group, Isolation Network, has named its new CEO: Bob Roback, who joins from his role as President of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
Roback replaces former Isolation Network CEO, Robb McDaniels who exited the company at the end of 2014.
Before joining Fender last year, Roback held a number of influential positions in digital music and media.
In 1994, he founded LAUNCH Media with Dave Goldberg – one of the world’s first digital music enterprises. The company was acquired by Yahoo! Inc. in 2001.
As part of the sale, Mr. Roback became Head of Music at Yahoo!, overseeing its global music operations until 2007.
After Yahoo! he became Co-Founder and CEO of Dashbox, a workflow management system and marketplace for music licensing. Dashbox was acquired by FilmTrack in 2014.
“With our revenues now exceeding $150m a year, we feel Bob is the perfect executive to lead our global team.”
Jay Boberg, Isolation network
In addition, Roback served as Co-Founder/Managing Director of The Media Farm, a company which owns and manages entertainment intellectual property.
“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 Jay Boberg, Chairman of the Board.
“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 commented, “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 remains a member of Fender’s board of directors.
Isolation Network, Inc. (“IN”) is the parent company of three subsidiaries: INgrooves Music Group, INscribe Digital and IN Enterprise Solutions.
US-based INgrooves Music Group provides independent labels and artists with distribution, marketing, music publishing, sync licensing and rights management services.
IN Enterprise Solutions provides the North American digital distribution platform for the world’s largest record company, Universal Music Group.Music Business Worldwide