FUGA Signs Tommy Boy, Announces American Hub

October 18th, 2016 | New York, United States
  • Bureau to be based in New York City
  • 7digital Director of Marketing and Communications, Anna Siegel is first hire

FUGA, the high-end technology partner for content owners and distributors, has signed a deal with legendary US label Tommy Boy Entertainment to provide digital distribution.

The agreement will see FUGA handling catalog from artists including Afrika Bambaata, Ghostface Killah, Naughty by Nature and Method Man. It comes as FUGA finalizes plans for an American hub.

Set to open in New York this year, the bureau will enable FUGA to offer localized operational support and marketing services to a growing customer base across The United States, Canada and Latin America, including longstanding clients such as Epitaph Records, Ultra Records and Curb Records. It will be managed by David Driessen, Director of Sales and Client Services, who is relocating from Europe to take up the role.

Driessen’s first hire is Anna Siegel, who joins to handle business development and client relations. Previously Director of Marketing and Communications at 7digital, where she led international strategy, and with over four years in international marketing and business development at independent label Putumayo World Music before that, Siegel is relishing the challenge of helping establish FUGA Americas. Driessen will continue to oversee FUGA’s global business development team, managing staff on the ground in London, Paris, Amsterdam and Singapore.

Said Rosie Lopez, President, Tommy Boy “It’s great to be working with FUGA, their high end technology will streamline delivery of our repertoire to digital providers across the globe.”

Pieter van Rijn, CEO, FUGA added: “We’re excited about Tommy Boy joining our tight knit family and honoured to be working with Tom, Rosie and their exceptional team.
Demand for FUGA’s technology and distribution services has guided our decision to set up a dedicated Americas hub, in the capable hands of one of our directors, Dave Driessen. Anna Siegel has fantastic experience and knowledge of the American market, and will be a great asset to that end.”

Tom Silverman, Founder, Tommy Boy added: “It is increasingly important for independent record labels to remain competitive in this period of industry adjustment. FUGA is an important part of the operational setup Tommy Boy has developed to foster artist and catalogue growth.”

Benson Curb, Curb Records concluded: “We’re thrilled with FUGA’s technology platform and services and are very happy about their increased American presence.”

Driessen and team will build on the foundation laid by Chad Tait, FUGA’s Business Development Representative for five years, who moves to artist services company 23/7 Global.

About FUGA
FUGA is the high-end technology partner for content owners and distributors.
Offering a broad array of services, providing end-to-end integration, FUGA is the number one choice for some of the largest labels, management companies and distributors worldwide. These include Domino, Epitaph Records, Ultra Records, Ministry of Sound, Red Essential, Hospital Records, Spinnin’ Records, Armada Music, Ninja Tune and Curb Records.
At the heart of FUGA’s platform is its adaptable and flexible technology that has been built, in conjunction with leading music partners, to meet rapidly evolving industry requirements. This ensures its clients are continually able to execute their content management, distribution, aggregation, analytics and royalty accounting in the most efficient way as the business evolves.
Connected to over 260 digital service providers worldwide, over 2 million tracks are currently managed from within the FUGA system, with up to 2.5 million deliveries being performed every month.
Established in 2006, FUGA is an independent company headquartered in Amsterdam with an international footprint.

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