New York-based Ryko Distribution has picked up distribution of Castle Music, a mid-priced reissue label under the Sanctuary Records Group umbrella. Castle was previously distributed by BMG.

LOS ANGELES -- New York-based Ryko Distribution has picked up distribution of Castle Music, a mid-priced reissue label under the Sanctuary Records Group umbrella. Castle was previously distributed by BMG.

Effective Feb. 7, Ryko will handle about 200 Castle titles. Per a previous deal, a small number of Castle's releases will remain distributed by New Hope, Minn.-based Navarre.

Sanctuary created Castle in 2000 to consolidate releases that were previously issued under the Essential, Sequel and Cinephile names.

Castle is the second Sanctuary-affiliated label to make the jump from BMG to Ryko in the past month; the first was London-based rock label Rough Trade.