Virgin Music Label & Artist Services

  (Redirected from Caroline Distribution)

Virgin Music Label & Artist Services is a music distributor of independent artists and record labels, owned by Universal Music Group. The subsidiary focuses on distribution of new or emerging partners.[1]

Virgin Music Label & Artist Services
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Parent companyUniversal Music Group
FounderVirgin Records
Distributor(s)Capitol Music Group (in the US)
Universal Music Group (international)
Hostess (Japan)
Country of originUnited States

Its Virgin Records as a record importer, Virgin has become one of the U.S. music industry's largest third party distribution companies for the independent music sector.[2] In 1993, when EMI acquired Virgin Records, Virgin was separated and became part of EMI Music Distribution. The company is currently part of Capitol Music Group.[3]

The digital music and network company INgrooves (including the independent label distributor Fontana Distribution) was acquired by Universal in 2019, with Fontana being folded into Virgin.[4]

Labels/artist partnersEdit


  1. ^ "Universal's Virgin Music Label & Artist Services inks global distribution deal with Serbian hip-hop label Balkaton". Music Business Worldwide. July 14, 2021. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
  2. ^ Barnes, Terry (September 11, 1999). "Caroline Distribution: Sweet 16 and Never Been Dissed". Billboard – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Steve Barnett Named Chairman/CEO Of Capitol Music Group". Archived from the original on February 17, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
  4. ^ "Universal Music to Acquire Distributor Ingrooves in Move to Strengthen Commitment to Indie Labels". Billboard. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "Castro Music Ltd". Castro Music. April 29, 2019.
  6. ^ "A-Trak's Fool's Gold Records Signs Global Distribution Deal With Caroline". Billboard. July 21, 2017. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  7. ^ Mitchell, Gail. "Peabo Bryson Gets Ready to 'Stand for Love' on New Album Coming Aug. 3". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  8. ^ "Rapper Trippie Redd Inks With Capitol Music Group's Caroline-Distributed Strainge Entertainment". All Access. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  9. ^ "Caroline Strikes Distribution Deal With JustGold, Label Run by 20-Year-Old College Student". Variety. Retrieved March 10, 2019.

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