Every story has a beginning.

Caleb Carruth - President and Founder of Catpault

"As a musician, I understood the dilemma that other artists faced in regards to getting their music into the digital stores and ultimately to their fans. The solution had to be cost effective and fast, and so in 2006 we created Catapult with the intention of using our technical expertise and contacts in the digital music industry to benefit both artists and labels. Now with over 15,000,000 tracks having been delivered, I'm proud of the work we have done to benefit both independent musicians and signed and nationally touring artists."

Caleb Carruth, Founder and President of Catapult

The Facts

Founded: 2006 by Caleb Carruth

Location: Based in Dallas, TX

Goal: To help independent musicians, artists, and labels distribute their music around the world.

The Name: Catapult; the modern form of this ancient device launching our artist's and label's content over the fortified walls of the music industry.

The Distribution Service

Catapult Distribution is a leading digital distributor of audio content for Artists and Labels from around the world. We distribute music CDs, albums and other audio content into the top digital music stores such as iTunes, AmazonMP3, Rhapsody, eMusic, xBox Live, Spotify, Rdio, Deezer and many more. Once albums begin appearing in the music stores and customers make purchases of the content, we then report the downloads and make payments to the artist or label. All submission and managing of albums and music is done via an artist's or label's Control Panel once a free account has been created.

The Business Model

Catapult aggregates content from rights holders (Artists and Labels), distributes it to digital music stores through our EC2 and S3 cloud platform and monetises the delivery of content for final payout to the rights holders.

Company History

Catapult was founded in 2006 by entrepreneur and independent musician Caleb Carruth. Through his successful experience traveling the United States playing concerts and shows, and dealing with the ins and outs of the music business, he saw a need to help facilitate the distribution of music content for other artists and labels who historically have found it difficult to navigate the murky waters of the music industry. Catapult meets that need by distributing their content around the world into the top digital music stores and platforms. Our goal is to make Artist's and Label's content easily accessible to their fans around the world so their music can be enjoyed by the masses.

What others are saying about Catapult

Forerunner Music"Catapult was the right choice for our label. Working with them is a pleasure and they have done exactly what they said they would do in representing us and servicing us with all the digital stores! They rock!"

Debra LaMunyon - Forerunner Music