Fontana North: Tony Tarleton named new General Manager [News]
Toronto, ON – Fontana North, the country’s leading independent music distribution company is delighted to announce the appointment of Tony Tarleton to General Manager & Label Services with immediate effect. The announcement was made today by Grant Dexter, Co-founder, President & CEO, MapleCore Ltd., to whom Tony will report directly.
“MapleCore is thrilled to announce the hiring of Tony Tarleton to lead its flagship Distribution and Label Services Company, Fontana North,” said Dexter. “Tony’s reputation, experience, integrity and long history of providing incredible value and service to his clients meld perfectly with our vision and history. Tony understands the changing landscape of our business and the role technology will play moving forward. He is excited to integrate MapleCore’s aggressively expanding technology offerings to all our partners.”
“I am pumped to be joining MapleCore and INgrooves/Fontana North, two very progressive music companies, added Tarleton. “I can’t wait to dive in to help the Fontana North team deliver on the huge value proposition that they and MapleCore currently offer their labels and artists, and enhancing it further with a focus on services and technology under Grant’s direction.”
Based in Toronto, Fontana North provides full marketing, promotional and publicity support, a nationally dedicated sales force and access to the U.S. marketplace. Fontana North Distribution was founded in 2006 and has received the Independent Music Distributor of the Year award five years in a row at the Canadian Music Industry Awards. Fontana North’s roster includes some of the world’s best independent labels.
Tony replaces exiting General Manager, Matt Smallwood who has left to pursue his dream of an Artist Management Services company that MapleCore will be involved with. Continued Dexter: “I want to thank Matt from the bottom of my heart for his eight years of wonderful service and I look forward to continuing our professional and personal relationship.”