Brooklyn independent label Fool’s Gold has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Universal’s Caroline.
The news of this distribution deal arrives alongside the new single from Fool’s Gold co-founder/DJ/producer A-Trak – ‘Believe’. The track is a collaboration with hip-hop stars Quavo and Lil Yachty.
A-Trak (pictured) said, “Picking a distribution partner for Fool’s Gold was a decision we didn’t take lightly. We went to everyone’s offices and inspected their fridges and closets.
“With the amount of personal care we put into all our releases, we needed to find a team that shared the same passion and OCD behavior. We all feel very confident in Caroline’s amazing staff.”
Fool’s Gold was founded in 2007 by DJs A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs.
Specializing in hip-hop and electronic music, it has introduced artists like Danny Brown, Kid Cudi, Duck Sauce, Flosstradamus and Leaf to the world and been praised by Pitchfork as “one of the most influential indies in the music business.”
“Picking a distribution partner for Fool’s Gold was a decision we didn’t take lightly. We went to everyone’s offices and inspected their fridges and closets.”
The company’s annual DAY OFF series has become one of the world’s best-known hip-hop festivals. The firm has also launched a Fool’s Gold’s flagship retail store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Nick Catchdubs commented: “2017 is our ten year anniversary and a milestone for FG in every way — growing DAY OFF internationally, opening a new Brooklyn store, and building the internal team.
“It’s exciting to see what our new label COO Marty Nolan and longtime GM Ben Jacobs are creating with the peerless Caroline squad, pushing FG’s mission and music to a new level. Cue airhorn noise!”
Piero Giramonti, General Manager Caroline/Harvest Records said, “The crew at Fool’s Gold are great people, with great music and great ideas. We are very happy to be working with them.”
Jacqueline Saturn, General Manager Caroline/Harvest Records said, “We are all ecstatic to work with Fool’s Gold.
“The music, the brand, and what they represent in today’s culture is exciting to the entire Caroline team. We are thrilled!”Music Business Worldwide