Caroline Records, Inc.

Caroline Records, Inc.

Profile:
This is the company that existed from 1983 to 2011. It operated the Caroline Records label from 1986 to 2011, and under EMI ownership starting in 1993, used the Caroline Distribution name for its distribution operations.

A more detailed history: The company was established July 1983 as Caroline Imports, Inc., initially operated out of Richard Branson's NYC apartment. It was renamed Caroline Records, Inc. later that year. Under pressure from major labels upset with "parallel imports" competing with domestic product, Caroline largely discontinued importing in 1986 and focused more on distribution and development of indie labels & artists, including running its own label, Caroline Records. When EMI bought the company in 1993, the distribution activity was rebranded Caroline Distribution and began operating under separate leadership; EMI Music Distribution (EMD) handled the larger accounts. The company was merged out of existence in Aug. 2011, after Citigroup's takeover of EMI Group from Terra Firma (in 2010) but before the sale of EMI to Universal (announced later in 2011, completed in 2012).

Universal began using the Caroline brand in 2012, and fully relaunched Caroline in 2013. However, Caroline Records, Inc. is gone and should not appear on anything after 2011.
Contact Info:
104 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001
USA
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
7PV50772 Eureka  album cover Abecedarians Eureka(LP, Album, Bla) Southwest Audio Reproductions 7PV50772 US 1986 Sell This Version
008 Illuminators  album cover Sunny Murray Duo Featuring Charles Gayle Sunny Murray Duo Featuring Charles Gayle - Illuminators(CD, Album) Audible Hiss 008 US 1996 Sell This Version
33 PROD 19 Right Now!  album cover Pussy Galore (2) Right Now!(LP, Album) Product Inc. 33 PROD 19 UK 1987 Sell This Version
536 Ask For It / Pretty On The Inside  album cover Hole (2) Ask For It / Pretty On The Inside(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Music World (2) 536 Russia 1995 Sell This Version
1322 Static Age  album cover Misfits Static Age(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Piggymot Records 1322 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
75152 Collection II  album cover The Misfits* Collection II(CD, Comp, RE) EMI, Virgin, Caroline Records 75152 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
5830490 Banned In D.C.: Bad Brains Greatest Riffs  album cover Bad Brains Banned In D.C.: Bad Brains Greatest Riffs (Album, Comp) 5830490 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
8411022 Ben Folds Five  album cover Ben Folds Five Ben Folds Five(CD, Album) Passenger (2) 8411022 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
8922752 Lull  album cover Smashing Pumpkins* Lull(CD, EP) Hut Recordings, EMI, Virgin 8922752 Australasia 1994 Sell This Version
01704 66613-2 Practically Wired Or How I Became... Guitarboy!  album cover Bill Nelson Practically Wired Or How I Became... Guitarboy!(CD, Album) Gyroscope, All Saints, Virgin Music Canada 01704 66613-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
259 770-222 Make Them Die Slowly  album cover White Zombie Make Them Die Slowly(CD, Album) Caroline Records, Virgin 259 770-222 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
0170 4 61005 2 6 Blufunk Is A Fact !  album cover Keziah Jones Blufunk Is A Fact !(CD, Album) Delabel, Herald (3) 0170 4 61005 2 6 US 1992 Sell This Version
0170 4 61597 2 2 The Great Deceiver (Live 1973 - 1974)  album cover King Crimson The Great Deceiver (Live 1973 - 1974) 0170 4 61597 2 2 UK, Europe & US 1992 Sell This Version
0170 4 61740 1 5 Siamese Dream  album cover Smashing Pumpkins* Siamese Dream (Album) 0170 4 61740 1 5 US 1993 Sell This Version
0170 4 61748 2 4 Here  album cover Adrian Belew Here(CD, Album) Caroline Records, Adrian Belew Presents, Caroline Records 0170 4 61748 2 4 US 1994 Sell This Version
0170 4 61748 4 8 Adrian Belew Here(Cass, Album) Caroline Records, Adrian Belew Presents, Caroline Records 0170 4 61748 4 8 US 1994 Sell This Version
0170 4 65059 2 5 Trailer Park  album cover Bracket Trailer Park(CD, Single) Hi-Rise Recordings, Hi-Rise Recordings 0170 4 65059 2 5 UK 1995 Sell This Version
0 1704 66245 2 7 Tally Ho!  album cover Wagon Christ Tally Ho!(CD, Album) Astralwerks, Personal (Stereo), Astralwerks, Personal (Stereo) 0 1704 66245 2 7 US 1998 Sell This Version
01704 66609 2 1 Various Future Perfect(CD, Comp) Gyroscope 01704 66609 2 1 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
0170 4 68002 2 8 Acetone  album cover Acetone (3) Acetone(CD, EP) Vernon Yard Recordings 0170 4 68002 2 8 US 1993 Sell This Version
0777 7 86543 2 2 The Great Deceiver (Live 1973 - 1974)  album cover King Crimson The Great Deceiver (Live 1973 - 1974)(4xCD + Box) Discipline Records (3), Discipline Records (3), Virgin, Virgin 0777 7 86543 2 2 UK, Europe & US 1992 Sell This Version
0777 7 86754 2 6 Gish  album cover Smashing Pumpkins* Gish (Album) 0777 7 86754 2 6 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
0777 7 86754 4 0 Gish  album cover Smashing Pumpkins* Gish(Cass, Album) Hut Recordings 0777 7 86754 4 0 Thailand 1991 Sell This Version
0777 7 87858 2 8 Plus From Us  album cover Various Plus From Us(CD, Comp) Real World Records, Real World Records 0777 7 87858 2 8 US 1993 Sell This Version
0777 7 88238 2 7 Tales Of Ephidrina  album cover Amorphous Androgynous Tales Of Ephidrina (Album) 0777 7 88238 2 7 US 1993 Sell This Version
0777 7 88259 2 0 Trance  album cover Hassan Hakmoun and Zahar Hassan Hakmoun and Zahar - Trance(CD, Album) Real World Records, Real World Records 0777 7 88259 2 0 US 1993 Sell This Version
017046190121 Collection  album cover Misfits Collection (Comp) 017046190121 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
017046190626 Legacy Of Brutality  album cover Misfits Legacy Of Brutality(CD, Album, RE, RP) Virgin, Virgin, Caroline Records, Caroline Records 017046190626 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
017046190824 Evilive  album cover Misfits Evilive(CD, Album, RE, RP) Virgin, Virgin, Caroline Records, Caroline Records 017046190824 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
017046752022 Static Age  album cover The Misfits* Static Age (Album) 017046752022 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
6 02537 89926 5 Adore  album cover The Smashing Pumpkins Adore(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Virgin 6 02537 89926 5 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
7243 5 63951 2 1 Collection II  album cover The Misfits* Collection II(CD, Comp, Copy Prot., RE) EMI 7243 5 63951 2 1 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
7243 8 11207 2 9 12 Hits From Hell: The MSP Sessions  album cover The Misfits* 12 Hits From Hell: The MSP Sessions (Comp) 7243 8 11207 2 9 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
7243 8 39663 4 9 Gish  album cover Smashing Pumpkins* Gish(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Virgin 7243 8 39663 4 9 US 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 45879 1 8 Adore  album cover The Smashing Pumpkins Adore 7243 8 45879 1 8 US 1998 Sell This Version
0777 786754 40 Gish  album cover Smashing Pumpkins* Gish(Cass, Album) Hut Recordings 0777 786754 40 Thailand 1991 Sell This Version
APCY 8454 Pussy Galore (2) Right Now!(CD, Promo) Bandai Music APCY 8454 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
ARR 18/145 Peacetika  album cover Cows Peacetika(LP, Album) Amphetamine Reptile Records, Amphetamine Reptile Records ARR 18/145 USA & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
ASW 6105-2 Excursions In Ambience (The Second Orbit)  album cover Various Excursions In Ambience (The Second Orbit)(CD, Comp) Astralwerks ASW 6105-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
ASW 6107-2 Alien Dreamtime  album cover Space Time Continuum* With Terence McKenna Space Time Continuum* With Terence McKenna - Alien Dreamtime(CD, Album, Mixed) Astralwerks, Astralwerks ASW 6107-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
ASW 6108 Speaking In Tongues  album cover Space Time Continuum* w / T. Mc Kenna* Space Time Continuum* w / T. Mc Kenna* - Speaking In Tongues(12") Astralwerks ASW 6108 US 1993 Sell This Version
ASW 6110 20Hz / Hectic Boogie / Monkey Forest  album cover Capricorn / X-Tatic Capricorn / X-Tatic - 20Hz / Hectic Boogie / Monkey Forest(12") Astralwerks ASW 6110 US 1993 Sell This Version
ASW 6113 Lifeform  album cover The Future Sound Of London Lifeform(Cass, Album, Promo) Virgin, Astralwerks ASW 6113 US 1994 Sell This Version
ASW 6113-2 Lifeforms  album cover The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms (Album) ASW 6113-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
ASW 6114-2 Lifeforms  album cover FSOL* Lifeforms (Single) ASW 6114-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
ASW 6115-2 Barramundi - An Introduction To A Cooler World  album cover Various Barramundi - An Introduction To A Cooler World(CD, Comp, Smplr) Astralwerks ASW 6115-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
ASW 6119-2 Excursions In Ambience (The Third Dimension)  album cover Various Excursions In Ambience (The Third Dimension) (Comp) ASW 6119-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
ASW 6121-2 Revolt Of The Perverse  album cover Fierce Ruling Diva Revolt Of The Perverse(CD, Album) Astralwerks ASW 6121-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
asw 6123-4 Quique  album cover Seefeel Quique(Cass) Astralwerks, Astralwerks asw 6123-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
ASW 6129 Sea Biscuit  album cover Spacetime Continuum Sea Biscuit(Cass, Album, Promo) Astralwerks, Astralwerks ASW 6129 US 1994 Sell This Version
ASW 6129-1 Sea Biscuit  album cover Spacetime Continuum Sea Biscuit(2xLP, Album) Astralwerks ASW 6129-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
ASW 6131-2 Can't Stop Movin'  album cover Mellow Mellow Can't Stop Movin'(CD, Album) Astralwerks ASW 6131-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
ASW 6133-1 Lowdown Motivator  album cover Freaky Chakra Lowdown Motivator(2xLP) Astralwerks ASW 6133-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
ASW 6135 Evening At The Grange  album cover Lida Husik / Beaumont Hannant Lida Husik / Beaumont Hannant - Evening At The Grange (EP) ASW 6135 US 1994 Sell This Version
ASW 6137-2 System 7.3 Fire + Water  album cover 777 System 7.3 Fire + Water(2xCD, Album) Astralwerks ASW 6137-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
ASW 6138-6 Sirenes  album cover 777 Sirenes(12") Astralwerks ASW 6138-6 US 1995 Sell This Version
ASW 6143-1 Global Chillage  album cover The Irresistible Force Global Chillage(2xLP, Album) Astralwerks ASW 6143-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
ASW 6143-2 Global Chillage  album cover The Irresistible Force Global Chillage(CD, Album) Astralwerks ASW 6143-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
ASW 6144-2 ISDN  album cover FSOL* ISDN (Album) ASW 6144-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
ASW 6144-4 ISDN  album cover FSOL* ISDN(Cass, Album) Astralwerks, Astralwerks ASW 6144-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
ASW 6147-2 Emit Ecaps  album cover Spacetime Continuum Emit Ecaps(CD, Album) Astralwerks ASW 6147-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
ASW 6151-2 Budded On Earth To Bloom In Heaven  album cover Freaky Chakra Budded On Earth To Bloom In Heaven(CD, Maxi) Astralwerks ASW 6151-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
ASW 6154-2 Salsa With Mesquite  album cover µ-Ziq Salsa With Mesquite(CD, EP) Astralwerks, Hi-Rise Recordings, Planet Mu ASW 6154-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
ASW 6155 In Pine Effect  album cover µ-Ziq In Pine Effect(Cass, Album) Astralwerks, Astralwerks ASW 6155 US 1995 Sell This Version
ASW 6157-1 Exit Planet Dust  album cover The Chemical Brothers Exit Planet Dust(2xLP, Album) Astralwerks, Junior Boy's Own, Freestyle Dust, Virgin ASW 6157-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
ASW 6157-2 Exit Planet Dust  album cover The Chemical Brothers Exit Planet Dust (Album) ASW 6157-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
ASW 6161-2 Skylab#1  album cover Skylab Skylab#1(CD, Album) Astralwerks ASW 6161-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
ASW 6162-2 Life Is Sweet  album cover The Chemical Brothers Life Is Sweet(CD, Single) Astralwerks ASW 6162-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
ASW 6167-2 Leave Home  album cover The Chemical Brothers Leave Home(CD, Single) Astralwerks ASW 6167-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
ASW 6169 These Are The Blues  album cover Skylab These Are The Blues(12") Astralwerks ASW 6169 US 1996 Sell This Version
ASW6170AD Detroit: Beyond The Third Wave  album cover Various Detroit: Beyond The Third Wave(CD, Comp, Promo, Sli) Astralwerks ASW6170AD US 1996 Sell This Version
ASW 6180AD Dig Your Own Hole  album cover The Chemical Brothers Dig Your Own Hole(CD, Album, Promo) Astralwerks ASW 6180AD US 1997 Sell This Version
ASW 6182 The Third Sequence / Titan  album cover Photek The Third Sequence / Titan(12") Astralwerks ASW 6182 US 1996 Sell This Version
ASW 6201 Lunatic Harness  album cover µ-Ziq Lunatic Harness (Album) ASW 6201 US 1997 Sell This Version
ASW 6202 Risc vs Reward  album cover Photek Risc vs Reward(CD, Comp) Astralwerks, Science ASW 6202 US 1997 Sell This Version
ASW 6235-2 Brace Yourself  album cover µ-Ziq Brace Yourself(CD, EP) Astralwerks ASW 6235-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
ASW 6241-2 Form & Function  album cover Photek Form & Function(CD, Album) Astralwerks, Astralwerks, Science, Science ASW 6241-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
ASW 6243-2 Brothers Gonna Work It Out  album cover The Chemical Brothers Brothers Gonna Work It Out(CD, Album, Mixed) Astralwerks, Freestyle Dust ASW 6243-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
BIAS 142-2 Dog Star Man  album cover Meat Beat Manifesto Dog Star Man(CD, Maxi, RE) Play It Again Sam Records USA BIAS 142-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
BIAS 142-4 Dog Star Man  album cover Meat Beat Manifesto Dog Star Man(Cass, Single) Play It Again Sam Records USA BIAS 142-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
BIAS 156-2 The Lovers  album cover The Legendary Pink Dots The Lovers(CD, Album, RE) Play It Again Sam Records USA, Caroline Records BIAS 156-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
BIAS 184 CD The Maria Dimension  album cover The Legendary Pink Dots The Maria Dimension(CD, Album) Play It Again Sam Records USA BIAS 184 CD US 1991 Sell This Version
BIAS 184 MC The Maria Dimension  album cover The Legendary Pink Dots The Maria Dimension(Cass, Album) Play It Again Sam Records USA, Play It Again Sam Records USA, Caroline Records, Caroline Records BIAS 184 MC US 1991 Sell This Version
BIAS 188-2 The Young Gods Play Kurt Weill  album cover The Young Gods The Young Gods Play Kurt Weill(CD, Album) Play It Again Sam Records USA BIAS 188-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
BIAS 188-4 The Young Gods Play Kurt Weill  album cover The Young Gods The Young Gods Play Kurt Weill(Cass, Album) Play It Again Sam Records BIAS 188-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
BIAS 201-2 T.V. Sky  album cover The Young Gods T.V. Sky(CD, Album) Play It Again Sam Records USA BIAS 201-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
BIAS 201-4 T.V. Sky  album cover The Young Gods T.V. Sky(Cass, Album) Play It Again Sam Records USA BIAS 201-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
BIAS 206-2 Skinflowers  album cover The Young Gods Skinflowers(CD, Single) Play It Again Sam Records USA BIAS 206-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
BIAS 208-2 Dreamers In Colour  album cover Borghesia Dreamers In Colour(CD, Album) Play It Again Sam Records USA BIAS 208-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
BIAS 225-2 Shadow Weaver  album cover The Legendary Pink Dots Shadow Weaver(CD, Album) Play It Again Sam Records USA BIAS 225-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
BIAS 225-4 Shadow Weaver  album cover The Legendary Pink Dots Shadow Weaver(Cass, Album) Play It Again Sam Records USA, Play It Again Sam Records USA BIAS 225-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
BIAS 236 CD Malachai - Shadow Weaver Part 2  album cover The Legendary Pink Dots Malachai - Shadow Weaver Part 2(CD, Album) Play It Again Sam Records USA, Play It Again Sam Records USA, Play It Again Sam Records USA BIAS 236 CD US 1993 Sell This Version
BRICKBOX001 "Brick" The Songs Of Ben Folds 1994-2012  album cover Ben Folds , Ben Folds Five Ben Folds , Ben Folds Five - "Brick" The Songs Of Ben Folds 1994-2012(Box, Comp + CD, Album + 2xCD, Album + CD, Comp + 2) Edsel Records BRICKBOX001 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
CAR 138 Violent World - A Tribute To The Misfits  album cover Various Violent World - A Tribute To The Misfits(CD, Album) Caroline Records CAR 138 US 1997 Sell This Version
CAR 1125-2 Roots Reggae  album cover Various Roots Reggae(CD, Comp) Caroline Records CAR 1125-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
CAR 1767 Pisces Iscariot  album cover Smashing Pumpkins* Pisces Iscariot(LP, Comp, Ltd, Num, Yel + 7", Ltd, Yel) Caroline Records, Virgin, Caroline Records, Caroline Records CAR 1767 US 1994 Sell This Version
CAR 1775-2 Floundering Original Soundtrack  album cover Various Floundering Original Soundtrack(CD, Album) Caroline Records, Caroline Records CAR 1775-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
CAR 01810-2 The Correct Use Of Soap  album cover Magazine The Correct Use Of Soap(CD, Album, RE) Caroline Records, Caroline Blue Plate CAR 01810-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
car 2354-a Night Song  album cover Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook - Night Song(CD, Album, Promo) Real World Records, Caroline Records car 2354-a US 1996 Sell This Version
CAR 2364-2 Big City Secrets  album cover Joseph Arthur Big City Secrets(CD, Album) Real World Records CAR 2364-2 US 1996 Sell This Version