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We believe that life should not be divided into working time and free time. When you're doing what you love every day, there's only one time: lifetime! That's why we develop technologies and services that help artists and labels spend more time doing the things they love. And this is how it all started...

2012

Streets, music and unfair deals

It all started in a buddy’s closet. Producing beats, burning our own first CDs, and printing covers on the CD’s. We dreamed of making it big.

We headed into the city with a ghetto blaster, our CD’s and sold them to people walking past. We managed to sell 2,000 copies in total! Such an epic moment and feeling.

We used the money to rent a studio and we kept on producing.

This time we went through a distributor, to make sure we’d go big, and all the stores have copies. At the end of it, none of the cash was left over. The label didn’t actually do anything, except deliver the CDs to the merchants on request. Our first biggest disappointment.

Take two. Founding our own label with distribution negotiating contracts with the distribution partners ourselves. Once again, there was barely anything left after this venture. Second disappointment.

This time round we thought we’d take it digital. Same thing, different day. The label did almost nothing, apart from upload the tracks and then walk away with most of our earnings. The third disappointment.

Nobody was transparent when it came to giving us the numbers. Nobody was interested in our success. Nobody wanted to support us. All they wanted was to cash in on our earnings.

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2014

Digital, 92% artist deals & the founding of iGroove

There’s nothing fun about the music business. At least not when it’s like that. They simply didn’t understand us.

What if we were to become the distributor? Release the music digitally, sell it, AND make sure our artists were getting the biggest share of their earnings (92%)? No hidden costs and on top of all that, totally transparent reporting!

iGroove was born.

We had our own online store, distribution was supported with all the big providers, and we were one of the first to make music available via text message (SMS).

“SMS downloads are changing the charts” is what the headlines read back then, after one of our artists made it to position 3 thanks to our SMS downloads. After that, every single artist wanted to have SMS downloads for their release.

Microsoft, Universal, Sony, Warner and many more wanted to be part of the story. Microsoft ended up flying us to Berlin, to help us scale our vision.

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2019

Hype, growth & artist advances

The word spread so quickly about iGroove that we were practically overrun with artists wanting to work with us. We had to cut back massively.

One thing we knew for sure: Music doesn’t just need distribution. It also needs support, promotion services, consultation and financing - and this is exactly what iGroove was providing at the time.

Our goal was to support each and every one of our artists to such an extent that they could develop their music business as much as possible.

We experienced first-hand how frustrated many successful artists were with the major labels. They found what they were looking for when they came to us: We let them keep their independence, increased supported, made fair deals, and we were down to earth.

This is how we were able to establish ourselves as an integral part of the music scene and we have moved well beyond the Deutschrap (German rap) genre that we started with.

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2022

International, technology & ready to go

From Switzerland to the world. That’s where iGroove is now. Our artists, management teams and labels around the world have access to digital tools that aren’t found anywhere else.

Starting from German rap, we now represent all genres and attract different types of artists and partners. Today, pitching, platform partners, world-class marketing services, day-to-day support, help with legal matters, GEMA/GVL, artist development and more is our daily business.

Add to this fan apps, digital fanboxes with chart analytics, NFT projects and in-house software products to streamline your music business - we are constantly reinventing the music business.

Your music business has a home with us. Welcome to iGroove!

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Our team

Dennis Hausammann

CEO / Founder

Moris Marchionna

Head of Music / Founder

Géraldine Allemann

Business Administration / Founder

Felix Brouwer

Head of Label Business

Patrick Lawritsch

Head of Publishing

Dr. Dominik Völker

Head of Advances

Dr. Peter Diesinger

Head of Analytics

Melanie Züger

Playlist Promotion Manager

Gianna Archetti

Head Of Support

Alex Just

Head of Marketing Services

Csaba Mészáros

Chief Technology Officer

Deniz Jurado

Head of Mobile Development

Philipp Hartmann

Business Affairs Manager

Roman Fritschi

Art Director

Danny Bokelmann

A&R Director GSA

Denny Kenel

A&R Germany

Brody Harrison

A&R North America

Rajko Coralic

Catalog Manager

Thushaanth Kanagalingam

Product Manager

Elena Puskuris

Administration

Zoltán Molnár

Software Developer

István Gosztonyi

Software Developer

Isabella Paval

Q&A Manager

Our values

Either everyone wins from a collaboration or we don't do the deal.

Win-Win or No Deal

Either everyone wins from a collaboration or we don't do the deal.

We are interested in our work colleagues, customers and partners and are proactively looking for ways to make their lives a little better.

Taking care

We are interested in our work colleagues, customers and partners and are proactively looking for ways to make their lives a little better.

We do only a few things, but we do these better than all the others.

Do less things better

We do only a few things, but we do these better than all the others.

We actively look for ways to do more with less.

Work smart not hard

We actively look for ways to do more with less.

We welcome criticism because we see it as an opportunity for improvement.

Criticism as Opportunity

We welcome criticism because we see it as an opportunity for improvement.

It is more important to us to offer value than to generate profit.

Value over Profit

It is more important to us to offer value than to generate profit.

We often have exciting roles available, or are happy to receive blind applications for future consideration.

Become part of the iGroove story

We often have exciting roles available, or are happy to receive blind applications for future consideration.