Toronto-based independent artist services company Arts & Crafts has signed a renewed distribution partnership with Caroline for the US.
Arts & Crafts records will continue to be distributed through Universal Music Canada in its home country.
Upcoming releases under the new deal include an album from Broken Social Scene (pictured), music from Overcoats, Tom Chaplin, Kid Koala and Dan Mangan.
Kieran Roy, President and Co-owner of Arts & Crafts, said: “We are thrilled to be once again working with the team at Caroline.
“We are thrilled to be once again working with the team at Caroline. we believe this new arrangement puts the label and our artists in the best position for success.”
Kieran Roy, Arts & Crafts
“They were integral in the early success of Arts & Crafts, and with an exciting forthcoming release schedule, we believe this new arrangement puts the label and our artists in the best position for success.”
Piero Giramonti, General Manager Caroline/Harvest Records, said: “We are extremely proud of our renewed partnership with Arts & Crafts.
“Arts & Crafts have consistently been the preeminent independent Canadian label, exhibiting impeccable taste throughout their history, with an unwavering commitment to artistry of the highest order.”
Piero Giramonti, General Manager Caroline/Harvest Records
“They have consistently been the preeminent independent Canadian label, exhibiting impeccable taste throughout their history, with an unwavering commitment to artistry of the highest order.
“We are also psyched to begin our renewed relationship with the release of the new Broken Social Scene album, the label’s cornerstone artist.”
Arts & Crafts encompasses a record label, artist management firm, event producer, merchandiser and music publisher.
It was founded in 2002 by Jeffrey Remedios, who is now CEO of Universal Music Canada, and Broken Social Scene member Kevin Drew with the release of the latter’s second album, You Forgot It In People.
Since then, the independent company has released more than 130 albums from more than 70 artists, earning 24 JUNO Awards and 10 Polaris Music Prize shortlist nominations.
On Sunday, A&C artist Gord Downie received 2017 JUNO Awards for Songwriter of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of The Year.
Additionally, his album Secret Path received an award for Recording Package of The Year.
Other names on the A&C roster who’ll release new music this year are Reuben and the Dark, Cold Specks, Lowell, The Belle Game, Jean-Michel Blais and Bernice.
A&C has been the Canadian home to other artists including Feist, Japandroids, BADBADNOTGOOD, Tobias Jesso Jr., Timber Timbre, Andy Shauf, Tei Shi, Moby, Royskopp, and many more.
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