Former Universal Records VP of marketing and artist development Tom Derr and 3 Doors Down guitarist Chris Henderson have formed an independent imprint, Rock Ridge Music.

Former Universal Records VP of marketing and artist development Tom Derr and 3 Doors Down guitarist Chris Henderson have formed an independent imprint, Rock Ridge Music.

The label, which will be handled by Warner Music's Alternative Distribution Alliance, will bow Oct. 12 with albums by the Ike Reilly Assassination and Domeshots.

Rock Ridge also has signed a subdistribution deal with Raleigh, N.C.-based Evo Recordings.