Fuga opens UK office as part of global expansion

Fuga opens UK office as part of global expansion

Digital distribution company Fuga has opened a UK office at London’s Tileyard Studios. Björn Sandberg has been hired as UK promotions manager.

The company, which is based out of Amsterdam and New York, has signed up new US clients including ReverbNation and indie label Mom + Pop Music, which is home to Courtney Barnett and Flume. In the New York office, former Beatport A&R Gavin Pomerantz will be managing promotions in the region and Daniel Komanoff has been appointed to the role of technical account manager.

Fuga has also opened its first office in Milan and signed several Italian clients – including Undamento, Ala Bianca and Hukapan – for worldwide distribution. The Milan office will be headed up by Italy MD Lorenzo Grignani, with Massimo Reali as digital label and promotions manager for Italy. Both joined the company from Sounday.

This international expansion follows an injection of €6 million from the technology and service company’s shareholders last October.

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.”

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