IB tease

CAROLINE YES: Barnett also gets high marks from our own I.B. Bad in his just-posted new column for initiating another refurbishing—that of Caroline, which UMG picked up last fall as part of the EMI acquisition after selling off its own indie-distribution company Fontana to INgrooves. Now, rather than being an afterthought or a cast-off, Caroline is bustling under EMI veterans Dominic Pandiscia and Mike Harris, who are in the midst of expanding the distribbery’s roster of labels and prestige acts. It’s one of several behind-the-scenes stories from out industry insider, which a number of industry titans read as voraciously as we read the sports section of the L.A. Times. Would you like another cup of coffee with that column? (7/19a)