EMI distributor Caroline lays off four


EMI Music's independent distributor Caroline Distribution laid off four West Coast staffers last week. The company plans to shutter its Los Angeles branch office in a move away from the branch system, but will maintain a Western sales presence. Another four positions will be phased out in the near future. The moves follow the arrival at New York-based Caroline earlier this year of new GM William Hein and head of sales Thomas Enright, both formerly with Rykodisc.