|Industry||Music & entertainment|
|Fate||Acquired by Universal Music in 2019 along with the owner INgrooves, future unknown because Universal owns Caroline Distribution.|
|Predecessor||Island Trading Co.
Independent Label Sales (ILS)
|Founded||1980 (as Island Trading Co.)
1989 (as Independent Label Sales) 2004 (as Fontana Distribution)
|Headquarters||San Francisco, California, United States|
|Services||Distribution, production, warehousing, marketing, sales, brand partnerships, merchandising, finance, back office|
|Parent||Universal Music Group|
Fontana Label Services Fontana International
Fontana deals in distribution, as well as in a range of sales, marketing, and back office support services, for a diverse roster of independent record labels and their artists.
The company includes a UK-based operation, Fontana International, which handles territories outside of North America.
The company also has a joint venture in Canada with MapleCore known as Fontana North.
The company is the successor of PolyGram's Independent Label Sales (ILS), previously known as Island Trading Co., which folded after the 1999 merger of the MCA and PolyGram families of labels that created Universal Music Group.
Fontana Distribution has been known to successfully round up albums worldwide from national Universal Music Group companies for American release or for distribution into further territories.
Fontana Distribution also partners with Executive Music Group, Chicago Independent Distribution, and Twenty Two Music Group Distribution, which in turn distribute other independent labels.
During the acquisition of EMI Records North America (including EMI Music Distribution), Universal Music Group decided to retain Caroline Distribution and later sold Fontana Distribution to Isolation Network.
After the acquisition of INgrooves by Universal, the Caroline and Fontana's future still unknown if Universal will sell one of them or will merge both into one.
Fontana Distribution-affiliated labels
Fontana Distribution is affiliated with more than 30 labels, including the following:
- Fontana Distribution
- Fontana Label Services
- Fontana International
Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontana Distribution.