Universal Music Launches Caroline International
August 8, 2013 at 7:12 AM (PT)
CAROLINE INTERNATIONAL has launched as UMG's new premier global partner for independent labels and artists. Based in LONDON and led by Managing Dir. MICHAEL ROE and Joint Managing Director and Head of Music JIM CHANCELLOR, CAROLINE INTERNATIONAL will offer a full complement of label services plus sales and distribution around the world through its dedicated teams on the ground in the U.K., CONTINENTAL EUROPE, AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND, LATIN AMERICA and ASIA.
MICHAEL ROE founded the international arm of EMI LABEL SERVICES in 2008 and built the unit into one of the most successful independent service companies in the market, working on U.K. and international hit releases from artists including NOEL GALLAGHER, BEADY EYE, STEREOPHONICS, KATE BUSH, PETER GABRIEL, LITTLE DRAGON and WE ARE AUGUSTINES, as well as labels including PEACEFROG, CENTURY MEDIA, EARACHE, NEW STATE, ELEVENSEVEN and RED BULL.
JIM CHANCELLOR is the Managing Dir. of FICTION RECORDS, the label which he successfully revived in 2004. FICTION is home to artists including ELBOW, MACCABEES, SNOW PATROL and WHITE LIES. CHANCELLOR will continue to run FICTION alongside his new role at Caroline International and new artists signed to Fiction will now have the option to be released through CAROLINE INTERNATIONAL.
In these new roles both ROE and CHANCELLOR report to UNIVERSAL MUSIC's Pres./Global Marketing ANDREW KRONFELD.