Music distribution and services company INgrooves Music Group has added two key executives to its senior global team.
David Lessoff has joined as Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs and Dave Roberge as Senior Vice President of the company’s label development team.
“We are thrilled to add the expertise of these two seasoned music executives to the INgrooves team,” said Bob Roback, CEO, INgrooves.
“Their extensive knowledge and relationships will be true assets as we continue to navigate the changing economics, needs and growth of the music industry.”
David Lessoff will be based at the company’s Los Angeles headquarters and report to Roback.
Prior to joining INgrooves, Lessoff served as senior in-house counsel at Capitol Records, New West Records and Rhino Entertainment and spent four years at the law firm of Manatt Phelps & Phillips, where he represented recording artists, producers, composers/songwriters, record, publishing and film companies, as well as technology companies.
During his career, Lessoff has worked with artists including Bruno Mars, Norah Jones, Radiohead, Jackson Browne and Coldplay.
“We are thrilled to add the expertise of these two seasoned music executives to the INgrooves team.”
Bob Roback, INgrooves
“I am excited to join INgrooves, a company that works for the independent music community – bringing the best music from all genres to consumers,” said Lessoff. “What an honor to join a company that has some of the best people in the music business, true innovators who are leading the music business into the future.”
Based in NY and reporting to INgrooves EVP/General Manager Amy Dietz, Dave Roberge will be responsible for leading the day-to-day interactions with INgrooves varied and extensive label partners.
Roberge will oversee the onboarding of new labels, collaborating with the Sales and Engagement teams on strategic marketing around projects, and managing operations of the Label Development team.
Prior to INgrooves, Roberge most recently served as VP, Sales & Industry Relations for music tech startup Feature.fm and was responsible for driving new business, as well as creating and developing strategic partnerships.
During his career in music, Roberge launched Everfine Records and Artist Management to support indie artist, O.A.R..
After signing Everfine Records into a joint venture with Lava Records, Roberge spent seven years at Red Light Management and three years at 251 Management.
“I look forward to being a part of the INgrooves unified team of music and technology experts all of whom share and reinforce my commitment to elevating the success and development of independent artists and labels around the world,” stated Roberge.Music Business Worldwide