Digital services company FUGA has announced a raft of international expansion following €6m ($7m) in investment from its shareholders last year.
The firm has announced hires in London, Milan and New York, two new offices and a series of additional clients.
Alongside offices in Amsterdam and New York, FUGA has opened premises in London’s Tileyard Studios and Milan.
In the UK, Björn Sandberg has been hired as UK promotions manager.
The Milan office will be headed up by Italy MD Lorenzo Grignani, with Massimo Reali as digital label and promotions manager, both joining from Sounday.
In the US, the digital distributor has signed up multiple new clients, including distribution and services platform ReverbNation and indie label Mom + Pop Music.
The New York team has been bolstered by former Beatport A&R Gavin Pomerantz, who will be managing promotions in the region, and technical account manager Daniel Komanoff.
In Italy, the Milan office comes with a raft of new clients, including Undamento, home to rapper Coez, and leading local labels Ala Bianca and Hukapan.
“2018 is already proving a strong year for FUGA.
“I am pleased to welcome such a spread of experienced new team members and particularly proud to announce the opening of our offices in London and Milan.”
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Pieter van Rijn, CEO of FUGA, said: “2018 is already proving a strong year for FUGA.
“I am pleased to welcome such a spread of experienced new team members and particularly proud to announce the opening of our offices in London and Milan.
“We are very happy to welcome these established independent record labels and innovative music services to our growing operation.”
Michael Doernberg, CEO of ReverbNation, added: “Over the last few years as streaming consumption has grown, ReverbNation has placed greater emphasis on connecting distribution to its other core promotional products.
“FUGA’s platform gives us the technical power we were looking for without us having to sacrifice flexibility.”
Last year’s financing will be allocated until 2019.
The firm said that the money will help drive an ambitious international growth, both organically and via possible acquisition.Music Business Worldwide