Rykodisc

  1. Rykodisc Shuffled Under ILG, Staff Cut

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rykodisc Records, which has been operating as a stand-alone label since it was acquired by the Warner Music Group in 2006, has been placed under WMG's Independent Label Group. As part of the move, five Ryko staffers have been let go and ILG w ...

  2. Ryko Distr. Merged With ADA, Staffs Shuffled

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Warner Music Group is folding Ryko Distribution into Alternative Distribution Alliance company. As part of the move, all labels signed to Ryko will be handled by ADA, with the transition expected to occur over the next 45-90 days. Ryko Distrib ...

  3. Ryko Links With Liberation

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ryko Distribution will be the exclusive distributor of all Liberation Entertainment video releases in the US beginning October 1. The agreement covers both new releases and catalog titles. Launched in 2006, Liberation Entertainment offers over 300 ...

  4. ADA President Takes On New Duties

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Andy Allen, the president of Alternative Distribution Alliance who was on sabbatical since November, will rejoin the Warner Music Group with added responsibilities. According to sources, Allen will take a role in all things independent at the Warn ...

  5. Drexel University Expands Rykodisc/Cordless Pact

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Drexel University's student-run label MAD Dragon has expanded its relationship with Rykodisc and Cordless Records. Under the agreement, MAD Dragon Records and executives from Rykodisc and Cordless Recordings will work closely together to prod ...

  6. Real World Signs With Ryko

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel's Real World Records and Ryko Distribution have signed a U.S. distribution agreement for the label's back catalog and future recordings. Under the new pact, Ryko will handle digital and physical distribution of Real World&# ...

  7. Exclusive: Ladytron Signs With Nettwerk

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Electronic-tinged rock outfit Ladytron has signed a new deal with Nettwerk Records and will release its fourth album in May 2008. The band had been without a label since fulfilling its contract with Rykodisc after the release of 2005's " ...

  8. Spanish Indies Head Stateside

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A set of groundbreaking meetings aimed at helping Spanish independent music expand into the U.S. market is taking place in New York this week. A group of Spanish indie labels and publishers are visiting the city for three days of meetings from tod ...

  9. WMG Combines Cordless, Rykodisc

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group is partnering its digital label Cordless with Rykodisc, a move intended to give Cordless artists access to Rykodisc's staff and distribution while enhancing the digital offerings of Rykodisc. As part of the restructuring, K ...

  10. Defend Links With Ex-Caroline GM Williams

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New York-based label group Defend Distribution has partnered with former Caroline Distribution GM Rick Williams, who will join Defend in what is described as an "exclusive consultant capacity." Williams and his Perseverance Music will be ...

  11. Amazon Launches Indie Promo Campaign

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Online retailer Amazon.com has launched a massive indie music promotion in which approximately 150 titles will be sold for $9.99 for a limited time. As part of the "Go Indie" sales, Amazon has launched a mini-site that links off of its i ...

  12. Recall At Rykodisc

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Indie inks multi-year licensing pact. Recall Records has signed a three-year licensing agreement with the Warner Music Group's Rykodisc. Recall, whose releases had already been handled by Rkyo Distribution, will now have access to Rykodisc� ...

  13. Recall At Rykodisc

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Companies ink licensing deal.. Recall Records has signed a three-year licensing agreement with the Warner Music Group's Rykodisc. Recall, whose releases had already been handled by Rkyo Distribution, will now have access to Rykodisc's ma ...

  14. Recall At Rykodisc

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Recall Records has signed a three-year licensing agreement with the Warner Music Group's Rykodisc. Recall, whose releases had already been handled by Rkyo Distribution, will now have access to Rykodis Recall Records has signed a three-year li ...

  15. Hein Named Senior VP/GM At Caroline

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently president of Rykodisc. Most recently president of Rykodisc. News ...

  16. Hein Named Senior VP/GM At Caroline

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently president of Rykodisc. EMI Music North America has named William Hein senior VP and GM of Caroline Distribution, EMI's U.S. independent distribution company. Hein will be based in New York and report to EMI Music North America C ...

  17. WMG Completes Rykodisc Buy

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rykodisc label to function as stand-alone. Rykodisc label to function as stand-alone. News ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. MRI Sues Former Distributor Ryko

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Label seeking more than $1.5 million. New York-based MRI Associated Labels has filed an eight-count suit against its former distribution partner Ryko Distribution, seeking more than $1.5 million in damages and charging that Ryko breached the agree ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Ryko Distribution Inks Two

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chicago's Bloodshot Records joins Ryko fold. New York-based Ryko Distribution has reached an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with Chicago roots label Bloodshot Records, Billboard.biz has learned. Bloodshot, which has released albums fro ...

  22. Ryko Gets Commotion

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Soundtrack label inks U.S. distrib. deal. New York-based Ryko Distribution has reached an agreement with soundtrack label Commotion Records. Ryko will be the exclusive U.S. distributor for the imprint, which is run by former CBS/Sony president Wal ...

  23. AAIM Names Don Rose As Acting Pres

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The American Assn. of Independent Music (AAIM) has named Don Rose as its acting president, according to sources. Rose, a founding partner of Rykodisc, left the company in 2001 to run the London office The American Assn. of Independent Music (AAIM) ...

  24. Caroline Inks Plexifilm

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New York-based Caroline Distribution has signed DVD company Plexifilm to a U.S. distribution deal. Effective May 1, Plexifilm's catalog will switch to Caroline from Ryko Distribution. LOS ANGELES -- New York-based Caroline Distribution has si ...

  25. Caroline Inks Plexifilm

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Deal gives distributor its first DVD company. New York-based Caroline Distribution has signed DVD company Plexifilm to a U.S. distribution deal. Effective May 1, Plexifilm's catalog will switch to Caroline from Ryko Distribution. Caroline wil ...

  26. Koch To Distribute Cooking Vinyl USA

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with Cooking Vinyl USA. LOS ANGELES -- Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution has signed an exclusive U.S. distrib ...

  27. Hein, Levine Take On International Ryko Duties

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST As Rykodisc prepares for the March 31 split of co-founder and Ryko Group president Arthur Mann, the label expands the duties of U.S. president William Hein and U.S. senior sales and marketing VP Neil As Rykodisc prepares for the March 31 split of ...

  28. Koch To Distribute Cooking Vinyl USA

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Label had prior agreement with SpinArt. Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with Cooking Vinyl USA. The label, founded in 1986 in the U.K., has released albums from Echo & ...

  29. Hein, Levine Take On International Ryko Duties

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST As Rykodisc prepares for the <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000827729">March 31 split</A> of co-founder and Ryko Group president Arthur Mann As Rykodisc prepares for ...

  30. The Indies

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ryko president Arthur Mann shares his predictions for the company as he prepares to step down. Read Todd Martens' column. Ryko president Arthur Mann shares his predictions for the company as he prepares to step down. Read Todd Martens' c ...

  31. Arthur Mann To Split Ryko

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Arthur Mann, co-founder of Rykodisc and president of its parent Ryko Group, has resigned from the company. He will exit Ryko on March 31. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Arthur Mann, co-founder of Rykodisc and president of its parent Ryko Group, has r ...

  32. Arthur Mann To Split Ryko

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Arthur Mann, co-founder of Rykodisc and president of its parent Ryko Group, has resigned from the company. He will exit Ryko on March 31. Arthur Mann, co-founder of Rykodisc and president of its parent Ryko Group, has resigned from the company. He ...

  33. Castle Shifts To Ryko

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 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 picke ...

  34. Ryko-Affiliated MRI Signs Two

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST New York-based label group MRI has entered into a joint-venture with Ropeadope Records. MRI, whose releases are distributed by New York-based Ryko Distribution, has also reached a distribution agreeme LOS ANGELES -- New York-based label group MRI ...

  35. Ryko-Affiliated MRI Signs Two

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST First releases due April 5. New York-based label group MRI has entered into a joint-venture with Ropeadope Records. MRI, whose releases are distributed by New York-based Ryko Distribution, has also reached a distribution agreement with England ...

  36. Castle Shifts To Ryko Distribution

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Reissue label had gone through BMG. 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, Ryk ...

  37. Castle Shifts To Ryko Distribution

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 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. New York-based Ryko Distribution has picked up distributi ...

  38. Ryko Picks Up Rough Trade

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST New York-based Ryko Distribution has reached a distribution agreement with London-based indie Rough Trade Records, sources say. Rough Trade, which operates as a joint venture with Sanctuary Records, w LOS ANGELES -- New York-based Ryko Distributio ...

  39. The Indies

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based independent jazz label Cryptogramophone Records, in association with Artistry Music, has inked a distribution pact with New York-based Ryko Distribution for the United States and Can Los Angeles-based independent jazz label Crypt ...

  40. PAL To Distribute Garden Seeker

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Garden Seeker Productions, an imprint operated by Ali Shaheed Muhammad, former member of A Tribe Called Quest and Lucy Pearl, has signed a distribution deal with Penalty Associated Labels, which moves Garden Seeker Productions, an imprint operated ...

  41. The Indies

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New Ryko Label Group president Bill Hein plans a steady stream of releases. Read Chris Morris' column. New Ryko Label Group president Bill Hein plans a steady stream of releases. Read Chris Morris' column. News Chris Morris , Bill Hein ...

  42. Hein Named Ryko Label Group Prez

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT William Hein has been named president of Ryko Label Group, according to sources. For the last two years, Hein has been president of Ryko's DVD division. William Hein has been named president of Ryko Label Group, according to sources. For the ...

  43. Rykodisc Nearing Emperor Norton Deal

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rykodisc is finalizing the purchase of the L.A.-based independent label Emperor Norton Records, according to a well-placed source. Rykodisc's distribution arm, Ryko Distribution, begins handling Emper Rykodisc is finalizing the purchase of th ...

  44. Ryko Inks Deal With Artsmagicdvd

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ryko Distribution has picked up North American distribution rights to Artsmagicdvd.com, a U.K.-based home-video imprint specializing in eclectic Japanese film. Ryko will share Canadian distribution of Ryko Distribution has picked up North American ...

  45. Ryko To Fight Disease With 'ParkinSong'

    February 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ryko Distribution on May 11 will release "ParkinSong, Volume I: 38 Songs of Hope," a two-CD compilation of tracks by noted Americana artists that will benefit awareness of and research into Parkinson' Ryko Distribution on May 11 wil ...

  46. The Indies

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Half Note Records enters the retail sector through a new deal with Ryko Distribution. Half Note Records enters the retail sector through a new deal with Ryko Distribution. News ...

  47. Linus, spinART Link For Joint Venture

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Toronto-based independent label Linus Entertainment and New York-based spinART Records have announced a joint venture. Toronto-based independent label Linus Entertainment and New York-based spinART Records have announced a joint venture. Material ...

  48. Price Reductions At spinART

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brooklyn, N.Y.-based spinART Records has reduced prices on more than 50 of its catalog titles. Brooklyn, N.Y.-based spinART Records has reduced prices on more than 50 of its catalog titles. Albums by such acts as the Apples In Stereo, Bis, Vic Che ...

  49. SpinART Secures Ryko Distribution

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brooklyn, N.Y.-based label switches from ADA Brooklyn, N.Y.-based spinART Records has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with Ryko Distribution in New York. The label was formerly handled by Alternative Distribution Alliance. The first rel ...

  50. SpinART Secures Ryko Distribution

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brooklyn, N.Y.-based label switches from ADA Brooklyn, N.Y.-based spinART Records has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with Ryko Distribution in New York. The label was formerly handled by Alternative Distribution Alliance. The first rel ...