Fontana North

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Fontana North
Industry Music & entertainment
Genre Various
Predecessor(s) MapleNationwide
Founded 2006
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Services Distribution, production, warehousing, marketing, sales, brand partnerships, merchandising, finance, back office
Parent MapleCore Ltd.
Fontana Distribution
Website FontanaNorth.com

Fontana North is a Canadian record distribution company and represents the Canadian wing of Fontana Distribution. It is a joint venture between Canadian-based MapleCore and US-based Fontana Distribution. The company was established by MapleCore in 2004 as MapleNationwide, and in 2006, it partnered with Fontana Distribution and was rebranded as Fontana North. It has expanded throughout Canada for pan-Canadian distribution of many music labels. On August 22, 2013 it was announced that they would be teaming up with Distort Entertainment in a joint venture deal with Fontana North acting as the main distributor of the hardcore label.[1]

Fontana North won the Independent Distributor of the Year award six years in a row (2008 - 2013) at the Canadian Music Industry Awards, held annually in Toronto as part of Canadian Music Week.[2][3][4]

Distributed Labels[edit]

Fontana North is affiliated with more than 80 labels, including the following:[5]

Some labels listed here have only selected titles distributed through Fontana North

Awards and Accolades[edit]

Canadian Music Awards[edit]

The Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards happen every March in Toronto as part of Canadian Music Week.[6]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Fontana North Independent Distributor of the Year Won
2009 Fontana North Independent Distributor of the Year Won
2010 Fontana North Independent Distributor of the Year Won
2011 Fontana North Independent Distributor of the Year Won
2012 Fontana North Independent Distributor of the Year Won
2013 Fontana North Independent Distributor of the Year Won

Juno Awards[edit]

The Juno Awards are presented by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.[7][8]

Year Recipient Award Result
2007 Neverending White Lights New Artist of the Year Nominated
Arabesque The Frenzy Of Renown Rap Recording of the Year Nominated
Classified Hitch Hikin’ Music Rap Recording of the Year Nominated
DL Incognito Organic Music For A Digital World Rap Recording of the Year Nominated
Lori Cullen Calling For Rain Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Nominated
George Believe R&B/Soul Recording of the Year Nominated
Karl Wolf Face Behind The Face R&B/Soul Recording of the Year Nominated
Lennie Gallant When We Get There Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo Nominated
David Gogo Acoustic Blues Album of the Year Nominated
2008 Shad The Old Prince Rap Recording of the Year Nominated
Bob Lanois Snake Road Instrumental Album of the Year Nominated
2009 Inhabitants The Furniture Moves Underneath Instrumental Album of the Year Nominated
Steve Dawson Telescope Instrumental Album of the Year Nominated
D-Sisive The Book Rap Recording of the Year Nominated
DL Incognito A Captured Moment In Time Rap Recording of the Year Nominated
Old Man Luedecke Proof Of Love Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo Won
Daniel Lanois Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Won
Daniel Lanois Here Is What Is Music DVD of the Year Nominated
2010 Carly Rae Jepsen New Artist of the Year Nominated
Carly Rae Jepsen & Ryan Stewart Songwriter of the Year Nominated
Danny Fernandes New Artist of the Year Nominated
Ten Second Epic New Group of the Year Nominated
Julie Doiron I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day Alternative Album of the Year Nominated
Pavlo, Rik Emmett, Oscar Lopez Trifecta Instrumental Album of the Year Nominated
Danny Fernandes INTRO R&B/Soul Album of the Year Nominated
Bahamas Pink Strat Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo Nominated
John Wort Hannam Queen's Hotel Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo Nominated
Good Lovelies Good Lovelies Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group Won
Matt Brouwer Where's Our Revolution Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year Won
2011 Fond of Tigers Continent & Western Instrumental Album of the Year Won
D-Sisive Vaudeville Rap Recording of the Year Nominated
Shad TSOL Rap Recording of the Year Won
Raghav ft. Kardinal Offishall So Much R&B/Soul Recording of the Year Nominated
Dubmatix System Shakedown Reggae Recording of the Year Nominated
Joey Stylez The Black Star Aboriginal Album of the Year Nominated
Old Man Luedecke My Hands Are On Fire and Other Love Songs Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo Won
Jim Byrnes Everywhere West Blues Album of the Year Won
Greg Sczebel Love & the Lack Thereof Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year Won
Manafest The Chase Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year Nominated
2012 JRDN New Artist of the Year Nominated
JRDN IAMJRDN R&B/Soul Recording of the Year Nominated
The Rural Alberta Advantage New Group of the Year Nominated
The Rural Alberta Advantage Stamp Video of the Year Nominated
Jimmy Rankin Forget About the World Country Album of the Year Nominated
Cuff The Duke Morning Comes Adult Alternative Album of the Year Nominated
Bobs & Lolo Connecting the Dots Children's Album of the Year Nominated
D-Sisive Jonestown 2: Jimmy Go Bye Bye Rap Recording of the Year Nominated
Dubmatix Seeds of Love & Life ft. Luciano Reggae Recording of the Year Nominated
Dave Gunning A Tribute To John Allan Cameron Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo Nominated
David Gogo Soul-Bender Blues Album of the Year Nominated
Austra Feel It Break Electronic Album of the Year Nominated
2013 Ex Dio Caligvla Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year: Group Nominated
Manafest Fighter Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year Nominated
The Wooden Sky Every Child A Daughter, Every Moon A Sun Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group Nominated
The Strumbellas My Father and the Hunter Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group Nominated
Elliot BROOD Days Into Years Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group Won
Crystal Shawanda Just Like You Aboriginal Album of the Year Won
Ratchet Orchestra Hemlock Instrumental Album of the Year Nominated
Kristina Maria Tell The World Pop Album of the Year Nominated

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