INgrooves Music Group has signed new deals with US-based independent labels Doghouse Records and Hit City USA, as well as France’s Kitsune.
The company will bring global distribution and marketing services for Doghouse and Hit City. French music & fashion brand Kitsuné, has partnered with INresidence/INgrooves in the US and Canada.
INgrooves EVP, General Manager of INgrooves, Amy Dietz, said: “INgrooves is fortunate enough to work with some of the most impactful and creative independent labels in the business and Doghouse, Kitsuné and Hit City are all incredible music companies. We couldn’t be happier to partner with each of these labels to help reach their goals.”
Over the past 25 years, alternative indie-punk label Doghouse Records has built a varied catalogue of over 150 releases. Artists under the Doghouse name have sold almost 6 million albums and more than 15 million songs worldwide. The All-American Rejects, with Billboard’s biggest song of 2009 (“Gives You Hell”), is the label’s largest commercial success to date. However, other artists like Get Up Kids and Say Anything have also sold hundreds of thousands of albums and tracks.
Upcoming releases from Doghouse through INgrooves/INresidence include Matt Pond PA The State of Gold LP, CONTACT debut LP, Limbeck’s Hi, Everything’s Great/Hi, Everything’s Fine double LP reissue and Say Anything’s Is a Real Boy/Was a Real Boy 10 year anniversary box set.
“I couldn’t be happier to partner up with INgrooves and INresidence for the next chapter of Doghouse, says owner Dirk Hemsath.
“I started this label when I was in high school out of a love for music and the scene. INgrooves is on the cutting edge of music distribution and label services and the perfect partner for this next phase of Doghouse Records.”
French-based Kitsuné, the brainchild of Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki, bridges music, fashion and design. The company released its first artist album on 2005 with Hot Chip.
Two Door Cinema Club has been the biggest success for the label with their debut LP Tourist History. Upcoming projects released through INgrooves/INresidence in the US and Canada includes the new album from Citizens! (pictured), European Soul, on April 14th, the Rooms EP from Heat on April 28th as well as Beau’s Debut set to release on May 4th and the Kitsuné compilation album America 4 on May 26th.
Hit City U.S.A. is a Los Angeles-based independent record label. Artist-owned and operated since 2008, the label has a track record of picking up new emerging acts that includes PAPA, Lord Huron, Shy Girls, Superhumanoids, Astronauts, etc., Calvin Love, Avid Dancer, James Supercave, and more.
Hit City U.S.A. will be releasing the debut LP from Oakland’s Astronauts, etc. this June and the third album from Los Angeles’ Kisses in August.
Their digital singles series, For Immediate Release has included music by Evan Voytas in March and Only You in January.Music Business Worldwide