Dirty Dozen Brass Band release due in May.
Artemis Records has signed a long-term U.S. distribution deal with ropeadope music. Originally handled by Caroline, New York-based ropeadope was most recently distributed by Atlantic Records.
Founded by Andy Hurwitz in 1999, ropeadope has developed a left-field roster that includes ?uestlove of the Roots, jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter, mixer DJ Logic, Afrobeat act Antibalas and New Orleans' Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
The first releases under the new agreement will be the Dirty Dozen Brass Band's "Funeral for a Friend," due May 11, and Tin Hat Trio's "Book of Silk" and Antibalas' "Who Is This America," both set for June 8.
Artemis is distributed by Koch Entertainment Distribution.