Dirty Hit’s Jamie Oborne, right, and Ingrooves’ Bob Roback promised to return the Jackson Pollock to the waiting room after the photo was taken.

British indie Dirty Hit, home to The 1975, Wolf Alice, Pale Waves and Beabadoobee, has expanded its relationship with UMG by signing an exclusive global digital distribution deal with Ingrooves Music Group.

The new agreement will further expand the independent label’s presence around the world. It doesn’t change The 1975’s deal with Polydor and Interscope. “We have had a long working relationship with Ingrooves, stretching back nearly a decade,” said Jamie Oborne, Founder and CEO of Dirty Hit Records. “Bob Roback and his team at Ingrooves have built one of the most sophisticated distribution operations in the world and I’m excited about this new era for our two companies.

“Similarly, our ties with Universal Music Group run deep, particularly with David Joseph and John Janick, who were early supporters of our label and artists.”

Ingrooves CEO Roback said, “In Dirty Hit, Jamie has created an incredible launching pad for a new generation of artists. We have long been partners with Jamie on a variety of his releases and are thrilled to be expanding our partnership as he looks to grow Dirty Hit around the world.”