Virgin Music Label & Artist Services

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Virgin Music Label & Artist Services is a music distributor of independent record labels, owned by Universal Music Group. Founded in 1983 by Virgin Records as a record importer, Caroline has become one of the U.S. music industry's largest third party distribution companies for the independent music sector.[1] In 1993, when EMI acquired Virgin Records, Caroline Distribution was separated and became part of EMI Music Distribution. The company is currently part of Capitol Music Group.[2]

Virgin Music Label & Artist Services
Parent companyUniversal Music Group
FounderVirgin Records
Distributor(s)Capitol Music Group (In the US)
Universal Music Group (International)
Hostess (Japan)
Country of originUnited States
Official websiteVirgin Music Website

After the acquisition of INgrooves (including the independent label distributor Fontana Distribution) by Universal. It's still unknown if Universal will sell one of Fontana and Caroline or will merge both into one in the future.[3]

In February 2021, Caroline was renamed as Virgin Music Label & Artist Services.

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  1. ^ Barnes, Terry (1999-09-11). "Caroline Distribution: Sweet 16 and Never Been Dissed". Billboard – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Steve Barnett Named Chairman/CEO Of Capitol Music Group". Archived from the original on 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2012-11-28.
  3. ^ "Universal Music to Acquire Distributor Ingrooves in Move to Strengthen Commitment to Indie Labels". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-04-01.
  4. ^ "A-Trak's Fool's Gold Records Signs Global Distribution Deal With Caroline". Billboard. 2017-07-21. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  5. ^ Mitchell, Gail. "Peabo Bryson Gets Ready to 'Stand for Love' on New Album Coming Aug. 3". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 2018-06-17.
  6. ^ "Rapper Trippie Redd Inks With Capitol Music Group's Caroline-Distributed Strainge Entertainment". All Access. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Caroline Strikes Distribution Deal With JustGold, Label Run by 20-Year-Old College Student". Variety. Retrieved 10 March 2019.

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