Sarah Hildering van Lith has joined music distribution, marketing and technology company Ingrooves Music Group as Director of Dance and Electronics, a newly created role.
Based in Amsterdam, Hildering van Lith will work with the global Ingrooves team to drive the growth of dance and electronic music, while establishing an increased presence in the Benelux countries.
Hildering van Lith is co-president of the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) and author of the AFEM âCode of Conductâ against sexual harassment and gender discrimination.
The code is intended for AFEM member companies and all organizations and professionals operating in the electronic music industry at large.
For the past three years, Hildering van Lith, along with three colleagues, has led an independent global research project on behalf of AFEM on gender balance.
She has also been responsible for business development and marketing for various record labels and distributors over the past 10 years including Don Diablo’s HEXAGON and digital service provider FUGA.
“Sarah brings with her a deep connection within dance and electronic music.”
Nick Roden, Ingrooves
Nick Roden, Managing Director of Ingrooves Music Group UK, said: âThe Netherlands is the birthplace of a multitude of electronic talent who has dominated the global dance scene.
âWe recognize the importance of having a local musical expert in the Benelux territories to work with artists and labels that require a face to face and tailored approach to distribution and marketing.
“Sarah brings with her deep connections within dance and electronic music and will play an important role in advancing Ingrooves’ presence in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.”
âThis is the perfect time for Ingrooves.
Sarah Hildering van Lith
Sarah Hildering van Lith added: âNow is the perfect time for Ingrooves, which has an outstanding global reputation in distribution, technology and marketing, to expand into the Netherlands where, in addition to our country’s strength in dance, local hip-hop dominates the charts. .
âI look forward to nurturing and investing in the independent record label landscape here as a global player with a dedicated local team. “
Hildering van Lith’s appointment comes five months after leaving Ledo, an Amsterdam-based DIY distribution company that she co-founded with Eelko van Kooten.
The latter executive is well known in the music world as the co-founder of Spinnin ‘Records, which sold to Warner Music Group for over $ 100 million in 2017.
In May, Ledo filed for bankruptcy just two months after its public launch.Music trade around the world