CAROLINE SIGNS EXCLUSIVE U.S. DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH ATO RECORDS
New York, NY, May 23, 2013 – Caroline has signed an exclusive agreement with noted independent label ATO Records in which Caroline will provide distribution services for all of ATO’s releases. The first release under the new agreement will be the forthcoming album from Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello on July 23, with albums coming later this year from rock’n’roll band J. Roddy Walston and The Business, plus several more exciting new releases to be announced shortly.
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.”
Caroline is the Independent Services division of Capitol Music Group, providing a full range of label services and revenue streams for Caroline’s artists, releases and label associations on a worldwide basis, including Marketing, Promotion, Commercial Development, Branding, Synch & Licensing, Lifestyle Marketing, Business Affairs and Finance. Caroline is based in New York City.
ATO Records (According To Our Records) is a record label committed to artists and building their careers. Founded by Dave Matthews and manager Coran Capshaw, the label roster boasts an extraordinary artist community including My Morning Jacket, Alabama Shakes, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Allen Stone, Drive-By Truckers, Primus, Old Crow Medicine Show, and many more. ATO seeks out talented songwriters, musicians and performers for whom the staff has a genuine passion for and belief in. As a truly independent label, ATO is steadfast in its commitment to building career artists. The label’s priority is to devote sufficient time and attention to develop each artist and each release. There is no rigid timeline, but there is a plan to build the label naturally on the quality of the musicians.