Canada's Troubadour Records was known as Shoreline Records in the U.S. Troubadour Records was owned by Raffi. He started the label in 1976 with a $3,000 bank loan and ran the label out of his living room. Distributed by A&M Records 1984-1990 with back catalog to 1981.
In 1984, A&M negotiated a distribution agreement for Raffi's recordings in the U.S. The first album under the deal was Singable Songs for the Very Young. In Canada the album sold over 250,000 copies.