The Music Business Association (formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org) has added Glenn Dicker, co-owner of Redeye Incorporated, and Dave Zierler, President of INgrooves Music Group, to its Board of Directors. These two independent distribution representatives expand the Music Biz Board to 18 members from different sectors of the music industry.
Dicker is a music-industry veteran who has been active in the scene since 1988, when he worked with Rounder Distribution in Boston. He moved on to found record label Upstart Records in 1994 and became a partner at Redeye, which includes Redeye Distribution and the Yep Roc Music Group, in 1997. He has since helped the company become the second-largest independent distributor in the U.S., winning several NARM Distributor of the Year awards along the way.
In 2004, Zierler became the first direct employee of the reactivated Fontana, Universal Music indie distribution arm. This led to a position as EVP and GM of INgrooves in 2007 and a reunion with Fontana in 2012, when it was acquired by INgrooves.
“Both Glenn and Dave have played a huge part in the music industry’s growth, helping a myriad of young, independent artists find their fanbases through Redeye and INgrooves’ distribution services,” said Jim Donio, President of Music Biz. “