Independent distribution and marketing services company INgrooves Music Group has announced the addition of two executives to its senior global team.
David Lessoff has joined as SVP, business and legal affairs and Dave Roberge as SVP of the company’s label development team.
Bob Roback, CEO, INgrooves, said: "We are thrilled to add the expertise of these two seasoned music executives to the INgrooves team. Their extensive knowledge and relationships will be true assets as we continue to navigate the changing economics, needs and growth of the music industry."
Lessoff will be based at the company's Los Angeles headquarters and will report to Roback. Prior to joining INgrooves, Lessoff was senior in-house counsel at Capitol Records, New West Records and Rhino Entertainment. He spent four years with law firm Manatt Phelps & Phillips, where he represented recording artists, producers, composers/songwriters, record, publishing and film companies, as well as technology companies. Lessoff has worked with artists such as Bruno Mars, Norah Jones, Radiohead, Jackson Browne and Coldplay.
Lessoff said: "I am excited to join INgrooves, a company that works for the independent music community - bringing the best music from all genres to consumers. 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.”
Roberge will be based in New York and will report to INgrooves EVP/general manager Amy Dietz. He 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.
Previously, 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.
He commented: “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."
By Sophie Nevrkla