Distribution and services company Ingrooves has hired Jen Bontusa as Vice President, Label and Artist Partnerships.
In this newly created role, Bontusa will be responsible for growing Ingrooves’ client base and onboarding and maintaining new client relationships.
Bontusa (pictured), who reports to Executive Vice President and General Manager Amy Dietz, will additionally establish an Ingrooves office in Nashville, TN.
The appointment marks the return of Bontusa to Ingrooves, where she worked in the company’s Los Angeles headquarters from 2005 to 2018, rising to the position of Senior Director, Label Development.
She most recently served at Centric Entertainment, as Vice President of Brand Strategy where she oversaw the development and implementation of marketing and branding for artist campaigns.
She has more than 15 years of artist services and product management experience and has worked with such artists as The Lumineers, Oasis, Dolly Parton, Mazzy Star, Against Me!, Jamestown Revival, Thievery Corporation, Peaches, Kate Nash and many others.
“We have had plans for some time now to expand our presence in Nashville and we’ve been looking for the right executive to lead that effort,” Dietz said. “Jen is a talented and forward-thinking executive whose deep relationships with many of our clients and with the industry at large make her a perfect fit. We’re thrilled to have her back at Ingrooves.”
Bontusa commented: “Returning to Ingrooves to establish a new office in one of the most important music cities in the world is hugely gratifying. I’m excited to get to work with Amy, Bob Roback, all of the great artists and labels in the fold, and the rest of my friends at Ingrooves.”
Ingrooves was acquired by Universal Music Group, previously a minority stakeholder in the company, in February.Music Business Worldwide