Alternative Distribution Alliance

  1. Beggars, Domino and Secretly Canadian's 'Union' Re-ups with Alternative Distribution Alliance, Continuing Pressure

    March 19, 2014 11:16 AM EDT The Independent Distribution Cooperative (IDC), a consortium of five indie labels, has re-signed with the Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), but mainly for physical distribution. The five labels -- Beggars Group, Domino Records, Merge Record ...

  2. Alternative Distribution Alliance Partners with Partisan, Knitting Factory

    September 03, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), Warner Music Group's indie music distributor, has announced a partnership with Brooklyn record labels Partisan and Knitting Factory, with ADA contributing its physical and distribution services to re ...

  3. How Five Indie Labels Are Trying to Change The Major Distribution Game

    May 31, 2013 1:46 PM EDT This story on five independent labels working together to create autonomous deals with major distributors is from the latest issue of Billboard (June 8, 2013). The book also includes a cover story on J. Cole and the follow-up to his album ...

  4. ADA Adds New West, Sumerian Records to Distribution Roster (Exclusive)

    April 02, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), the music distribution arm of Warner Music Group, has lured two new independent labels to its growing stable of distribution clients. Alt-country/Americana label New West Records and hard rock purveyor ...

  5. The Vines, Insound Seal Exclusive U.S. Deal

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Vines' upcoming album, "Melodia," will be sold on CD exclusively in the United States by Insound beginning July 19. The set, to be released by the Australian band's own Ivy League Records, is due July 12 internationally. Fa ...

  6. ADA Acquires Insound.com

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Alternative Distribution Alliance, an independent distributor owned by the Warner Music Group, has acquired indie music lifestyle store Insound.com, sources confirm. While it marks the first time that ADA or the Warner Music Group has purchase ...

  7. NARM Coverage: WMG Wins Big At NARM Awards

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, an online merchant won a retailer of the year award, while the Warner Music Group picked up three awards; and Twist & Shout and Electric Fetus kept their streaks alive winning in their categories respectively, for the seven ...

  8. WMG Completes Rykodisc Buy

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rykodisc label to function as stand-alone. Warner Music Group has completed its $67.5 million acquisition of Rykodisc from an investment group led by JP Morgan Partners. As previously reported, Rykodisc, which has annual revenue of about $80 milli ...

  9. Warner/Chappell Launches Incubator Label

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Former A&R exec to head initiative as GM. Warner/Chappell Music is branching out into the record business. The publisher has formed Perfect Game Recording Co., a new incubator designed to promote and develop emerging songwriter/artists. Pe ...

  10. WMG To Acquire Rykodisc

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal believed to be valued at $67.5 million. The Warner Music Group is on the verge of signing an agreement to buy Rykodisc, sources say, in a deal believed to be valued at $67.5 million that is expected to close at the end of April. Rykodisc, whi ...

  11. WEA Reorganizes U.S. Units

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST In the wake of the departure of WEA executive VP of sales and marketing John Madison, WEA Corp. has been reorganized into four distinct units, with some of its top executives promoted and given new re In the wake of the departure of WEA executive ...