Dine Alone Records

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Dine Alone Records
Dine Alone Records Logo.png
Founded 2005
Founder Joel Carriere
Distributor(s) Caroline Distribution (US)
Universal Music Group (CAN)
Genre Rock, alternative rock, indie rock, folk, post-hardcore
Country of origin Canada
Location Toronto, Nashville, Los Angeles
Official website dinealonerecords.com

Dine Alone Records is a Canadian independent record label, founded in St. Catharines and Toronto by Joel Carriere. The label is now based in Toronto, Nashville and Los Angeles.

History[edit]

Dine Alone was born out of founder Joel Carriere's home in St. Catharines, Ontario. After years working various positions in the Canadian music industry and building his own cultural website and promotional company, Carriere launched Dine Alone Records in 2005.[1] With a name drawn from post-hardcore influence, and a set of founders who had ties to the North American heavy music scene, Dine Alone worked with artists such as The Fullblast, Johnny Truant, City and Colour and Attack in Black.

Dine Alone quickly expanded its roster from the early days of City and Colour, Arkells, and Bedouin Soundclash to over 50 national and international artists. Dine Alone Records was named the number one independent label and the number four label overall in Canada in Nielsen Soundscan's 2013 year-end report.[citation needed] In 2013, the label expanded into Nashville and furthermore, to Los Angeles in 2014.

In 2015, Dine Alone Records launched a series of events and projects to celebrate their tenth anniversary, including 'Wax on Wheels' – the label's official mobile record shop.[2] Dine Alone Records was named Canadian Independent of the Year at The Canadian Music Industry Awards for the second year in a row in May 2015.[3]

Current roster[edit]

Alumni[edit]

Affiliated companies[edit]

Dine Alone has founded two sister labels, both based out of the label's Toronto headquarters. In 2013, Dine Alone launched New Damage Records – a developing aggressive rock label (Canadian home to Cancer Bats, Counterparts, KEN mode, Silverstein, Misery Signals, Architects etc.).[4] 2014 saw the unveiling of Haven Sounds – a hip-hop/EDM and remix label, which signed L.A.-based MOORS, featuring hip-hop artist and actor Keith Stanfield.[5]

Dine Alone Foods was co-founded with Jordan Hastings (Alexisonfire, Say Yes) and features sauces made in Canada. The line features three flavours, including a classic Southern Blues BBQ sauce, a sweet smoky Northern Soul chipotle BBQ sauce and a spicy Rock N' Roll hot sauce. The sauces are currently distributed through Whole Foods and featured on menus of Toronto eateries such as Let's Be Frank, Boots and Bourbon, The Dog and Bear, and the Hogtown Smoke food truck.[6]

Partnerships and services[edit]

In 2012, Dine Alone partnered with Warner Music Canada to provide marketing services for The Sheepdogs' self-titled album. Additionally, Dine Alone has partnered with Sony Music Canada to provide marketing services in Canada for You & Me's debut album, rose ave..

Dine Alone has partnered with Volu.me in order to act as the first to employ iBeacon technology in a concert setting.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Official website