Caroline, a global partner for independent labels and artists, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Turnstile Music, the Welsh independent label that is home to artists including Christopher Owens, Gruff Rhys, Los Campesinos!, Perfume Genius and Cate Le Bon amongst others. Caroline will now distribute selected Turnstile releases in the US and Canada and provide a variety of label services for each project.
Turnstile was established in 2010 by Alun Llwyd and Kevin Tame as an artist partnership vehicle. Based in Cardiff, its ethos has been to work in partnership alongside artists and build long term sustainable international careers driven by the artists' vision. Turnstile US will launch with the release of Christopher Owens’ second solo album followed by the US release of Gruff Rhys’ recent ‘American Interior’ album. A dedicated US based staff will be employed to help develop the label in the US.
“Caroline is thrilled to have the opportunity to help launch Turnstile Music in North America,” stated Caroline President Dominic Pandiscia. “ The artistry and connection of their roster to the North American market was clearly visible at their SXSW showcase this year. We are looking forward to helping Turnstile and all affiliated artists realize their creative vision in partnership with the Caroline team.”
Llwyd and Tame said: “We are proud to be joining forces with Caroline in the US and are already impressed by the energy, enthusiasm and creativity they have shown towards the records scheduled for this year. We are fulfilling a dream by launching Turnstile US and are particularly thrilled to find a partner in Caroline that shares our enthusiasm for the records and what we can achieve in the US over the next few years."
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.