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New Caroline business announces appointments

By | Published on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Caroline International

Caroline International, the new independent label services unit launched by Universal Music back in August, has announced a number of a new appointments who will report into the division’s top duo MD Michael Roe and Head Of Music Jim Chancellor.

As previously reported, the new business basically replaces the former label services units of both Universal and the EMI record company in Europe (Co-op Music and EMI Label Services respectively), both of which were sold off by the mega-major earlier this year in order to comply with regulator conditions placed on its EMI acquisition. Roe previously led EMI’s label services business, while the Caroline brand comes from the long-standing EMI-owned indie distributor in the US.

Newly recruited to Caroline in Europe are Berlin-based Tina Adams, formerly with Domino Records; Amsterdam-based marketing and A&R man Fred van Kruining; Emma Greengrass, formerly with Oasis’s label Big Brother Recordings; and Anya Strafford, previously with the aforementioned Co-op Music. The latter two will be UK-based in their new roles.

In one of those joint statements, Roe and Chancellor said of the appointments, in perfect unison obviously: “At Caroline International our goal is to deliver a first rate service where artists and entrepreneurs can feel right at home and know that we’re always on their side. We’re thrilled to welcome such a strong international team which gives us a perfect combination of skills and experience so we can build Caroline into the most successful and most respected partner for independent artists and labels”.

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