Nettwerk Puts FUGA At The Core Of Their Digital Operation

fugaNettwerk Music Group, has signed an agreement with Independent IP for the use of their digital distribution platform called, FUGA. Nettwerk will use the service for both the delivery and management of an extensive digital catalogue containing over 1,200 releases. FUGA will become Nettwerk’s central system to store, organize and distribute content to more than 80 digital service providers worldwide.

Terry McBride, Nettwerk Music Group CEO: “With the FUGA platform we can quickly and efficiently bring our Artists’ music to a worldwide online marketplace. FUGA allows Nettwerk to focus on what it does best, which is collaborate with artists to develop and execute strategic marketing plans that build their brands.”

Regarded by the music industry as pioneers, Nettwerk has been at the forefront of adapting to industry change by developing new business practices and leveraging best in class technologies. Nettwerk was one of the first labels to license and distribute its complete catalogue digitally.

Martijn Tjho, Independent IP Founder: “We are extremely pleased to be working with such a forward thinking company as Nettwerk Music Group. From day one they saw the true potential of FUGA as the central point for the storage and distribution of all their digital releases. Nettwerk has put FUGA at the core of their digital business, which is true to the founding principle of the FUGA platform.”

About FUGA

FUGA, the digital distribution platform owned by Netherlands based technology company Independent IP, is the easiest and most efficient way to distribute digital music to multiple online stores. FUGA is a unique online platform that has been custom developed to suit the real world requirements of record labels, distributors and other content owners.

FUGA is a web application that is used by record labels, distributors and aggregators worldwide to manage their digital catalogue from a central location. Using the platform’s simple user interface, content owners can easily maintain their catalogue’s metadata, make new compilations from already uploaded items, create digital release schedules and access up to the minute data on where their releases have been delivered. FUGA is connected to more than two hundred online stores such as iTunes, Spotify, Beatport, Amazon and Napster and other Digital Service Providers around the globe.

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About Nettwerk Music Group
Founded in August of 1984, Nettwerk Music Group is the umbrella company for Nettwerk Management and Nettwerk Records, as well as Nettwerk One, Nutone, and Artwerk. The Vancouver-based company has offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Boston, Nashville and Hamburg. The principles of Nettwerk are founders Terry McBride, Mark Jowett, Dan Fraser and Ric Arboit.

Nettwerk Management handles the careers of such esteemed artists as Sarah McLachlan, Katherine Jenkins, Jars of Clay, Stereophonics, Hope Sandoval, Guster, Brand New, Chromeo, State Radio, Martha Wainwright and Sixpence None The Richer.

Nettwerk’s Producer Management arm also handles the careers of such sought after producers like Don Was, Howard Benson, Bob Clearmountain, Chris Lord-Alge and Tom Lord-Alge.

As a record company Nettwerk has released over 200 full-length albums and sold over 100 million albums in our 25-year history. Artists on the roster include: Old Crow Medicine Show, The Weepies, Ladytron, BT, Delerium, fun., Great Lake Swimmers, The Submarines, and Datarock.