Caroline Australia was established five years ago as the Label Services Arm of Universal, set up primarily to partner with independent artists and labels.

It’s grown to become a compelling player in the indie landscape, including current partners like UK labels Ignition, Fiction, Communion, Wolftone; US label partners Loma Vista, Fader, Concord, Fearless, Fools Gold and Mass Appeal; and French indie powerhouse Because Music.

Locally, Spinning Top, Good Manners, King Hokum (CW Stoneking), Spunk, Daily Nightly and more all currently partner with Caroline. Although not confirmed, on the local front there is talk of albums next year by Alex Lahey, POND, CW Stoneking, Marlon Williams, Clowns, Harvey Sutherland and more.

Internationally the reputation is completely formidable. This year Caroline International took out the UK Music Week Label Services Award beating out the likes of PIAS, ADA, Kobalt and The Orchard.

Caroline US doubled its market share in 2018 with some incredible success’ including the absolute monster hit album ? by the late XXXTentacion, and they just signed Mac De Marco’s own label where he will issue all future albums (aptly entitled Mac’s Record Label).

Tim Janes (General Manager) and George Dalziel (now A&R/ Label Director) were the first two staff appointed to kick things off.

“We actually kicked off in 2013 a few months before Caroline International set-up a UK head office was even announced,” says Tim Janes.