FUGA inks global deal with Insomniac Music Group24 November 2022 - Press release
Partnership includes select labels under the Insomniac Music Group umbrella, including Insomniac Records, HARD Recs, Factory 93, Basement Leak, and Bassrush Records
Today, leading full-service B2B distributor FUGA, a division of Downtown Music, announces its partnership with legendary electronic label Insomniac Music Group.
Counting heavy-hitting releases from Meduza, Vintage Culture, SIDEPIECE, John Summit, LP Giobbi, MATRODA, HoneyLuv, and BLOND:ISH as part of their eclectic catalog, Insomniac Music Group have entered into an exclusive global partnership with FUGA across their high-performing releases.
FUGA will be providing a wide range of distribution, marketing and label services for several priority labels which sit under the Insomniac Music Group umbrella, giving them access to more than 260 DSPs globally. In addition, Insomniac will be employing FUGA’s sync and audience engagement services, with access to the distributor’s extensive trends and analytics platform.
Insomniac have also entered into an agreement with Downtown Neighbouring Rights, which, alongside FUGA, is part of the newly established Downtown Music division led by Pieter van Rijn. Downtown Neighboring Rights counts Justin Bieber, Ella Fitzgerald, Sub Pop Records,and Young T & Bugsy as part of their roster.
Insomniac’s umbrella of labels include internal brand imprints such as HARD Recs, Bassrush Records, Factory 93 Records, Lost In Dreams Records, as well as artist-driven imprints such as Shiba San’s Basement Leak, Dr. Fresch’s House Call, and JSTJR’s Group Chat.
“We are excited to start the next chapter of Insomniac Music Group by joining forces with FUGA to enhance the overall reach and success of the records issued across our core imprints,” said Joe Wiseman, Director of Insomniac Music Group. “They have been raising the bar within the independent music distribution space, and FUGA's global footprint is the perfect catalyst to help us connect with new fans around the world while continuing to shine a light on the artists and sounds that we believe in.”
Playing a pivotal role in the development of electronic music, Insomniac began as an underground movement within the electronic space nearly 30 years ago, curating global tastemaking festivals such as Electric Daisy Carnival, HARD Summer Music Festival, Secret Project, and Nocturnal Wonderland.
Launched as Insomniac Records and later expanding into the Insomniac Music Group, the platform is also a full-service provider across music distribution, publishing, label management resources, marketing and sponsorships, solidifying them as a leading, premiere dance music platform.
Sarah Landy, FUGA's SVP Americas said, “Insomniac is a leading platform for electronic music, standing at the forefront of the genre, and we’re excited to be partnering with such a progressive music company. We look forward to working with the label group across our full suite of distribution, marketing and label services, and further expanding Insomniac's audiences globally.