FUGA Expands International Footprint, Signs Deals with Fire, Benelux

FUGA’s system is currently managing 2.5 million tracks and connected to over 275 digital service providers worldwide.

FUGA signs deals with Fire, V2, Benelux, Sounday and Earth Recordings

FUGA, Amsterdam-based digital music distribution and services company, has added V2 Benelux, UK-based labels Fire Records and Earth Recordings, plus leading Italian distributor Sounday to its roster of international clients.

FUGA will take over the global digital distribution for Fire Records’ entire catalogue, including fellow independent, but closely related label, Earth Recordings. Its existing label partners include Domino, Epitaph Records, Ultra Records, Ministry of Sound, Red Essential, Hospital Records, Spinnin’ Records, Armada Music, Ninja Tune and Black Hole Recordings.

Earth was recently nominated in two categories at Tuesday’s AIM Awards; Best Small Label and Special Catalogue Release of the Year, for Mikael Tariverdiev’s Film Music. Alongside Tariverdiev, the fledgling label’s impressive roster includes Bert Jansch, The “Inspired” Series, Judy Dyble and more.

“Aside from the cutting edge technology, we have had incredible, unprecedented support and enthusiasm from the FUGA team, that rivals our own for the music we release.” said James Nicholls, Owner/Director of Fire Records and Founder/Director of Earth Recordings.

FUGA will also handle the digital distribution for V2 Benelux and its associated labels Butler Records and Excelsior Recordings. V2 licenses artists include Mumford & Sons and Skunk Anansie for Benelux.

“We’ve been impressed by the quality of FUGA’s technology platform. With enhanced digital supply chain flows and improved global distribution, we’re excited to integrate FUGA’s technology here at V2 Benelux.” said Chris Boog, Director of V2 Benelux.

FUGA has also taken on the digital distribution for Italian distributor Sounday, which represents 150 labels, including top Italian dance label Time Records (Hardwell, Alex Gaudino, and Yolanda Be Cool). To date, Sounday’s catalogue exceed 500,000 songs including repertoire from Imany, Lost Frequencies and Feder.

“In line with our business strategy, our partnership with FUGA enables us to increase the value of our assets and develop innovative and scalable services to connect music industry needs with high-tech innovation.” said Giuseppe Ravello, CEO of Sounday.

“We are proud of our bespoke technology and dedicated services, and we are sure that our great new partners will greatly benefit from our intuitive, efficient and flexible service.” said Pieter Van Rijn, CEO of FUGA.

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