Universal’s Caroline has signed an exclusive US agreement with independent label ATO Records that will see Caroline provide distribution services for all of the label’s releases.
Caroline is the Independent Services division of Capitol Music Group, providing a full range of label services including Marketing, Promotion, Commercial Development, Branding, Synch & Licensing, Lifestyle Marketing, Business Affairs and Finance.
In the US, Caroline is based in New York City. The first release under the new ATO agreement will be the forthcoming album from Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello on July 23.
According to Caroline President Dominic Pandiscia, “ATO has positioned itself as one of the premier independent record companies in the music business, and we couldn’t be more pleased that they’ve chosen Caroline as their distribution partner. Their community of artists is a testament to the label’s focus on integrity and an emphasis on great music. All of us at Caroline are looking forward to helping ATO and its artists achieve their dreams.”
ATO Records was founded by artist Dave Matthews and his manager Coran Capshaw – the founder of the Red Light management group.
ATO’s roster includes My Morning Jacket (pictured), Alabama Shakes, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Allen Stone, Drive-By Truckers, Primus, Old Crow Medicine Show, and many more.Music Business Worldwide