NEW YORK, NY – May 23, 2016: ADA, the independent distribution and services arm of Warner Music Group (WMG), today announced a global partnership with Real Gone Music. Real Gone Music is now being physically distributed in the U.S. and digitally worldwide by ADA. ADA also offers a full-range of additional services including digital & sales strategy, retail marketing, radio promotion, publicity, synch licensing, and marketing.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining the ADA family,” said Gordon Anderson, Co-President of Real Gone Music. “Just take one look at their label roster and you will know we are in good company indeed. We think that with the support of ADA’s fantastic distribution team we can dig even deeper into the vaults to find the kinds of rare treasures that music collectors and consumers want.”
“Real Gone Music has a treasure trove of classic hits and never before released material. I’m thrilled they chose ADA as their partner to distribute their music across the country, and across the globe,” said Eliah Seton, President of ADA Worldwide. “We look forward to working with the label not just on distribution, but on a range of services, to connect their music with their fans.”
Real Gone Music, formed and helmed by industry vets Gordon Anderson and Gabby Castellana, is an eclectic and prolific catalog and reissue label. Anderson and Castellana each started businesses in 1993 — Collectors’ Choice Music and Hep Cat Records & Distribution, respectively — that became two of the most important outlets for buyers and sellers of vintage music recordings. They joined forces in 2011 to launch Real Gone Music, which serves both the collector community and the casual music fan with a robust release schedule combining big-name artists with esoteric cult favorites. Among the label’s most notable releases are complete singles collections on CD from The Mamas and the Papas and The Grass Roots, deluxe LP releases from Question Mark and the Mysterians, a previously unreleased live show from Tower of Power, the complete Christmas recordings of Johnny Mathis, and all 36 volumes of the Grateful Dead’s Dick’s Picks series of live performances. Real Gone’s future release schedule is similarly eclectic, with unreleased live sets from The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Fairport Convention, a limited color vinyl pressing of X Ray Spex’s classic Germfree Adolescents album, and singles collections from Wilson Pickett and Sonny and Cher on tap. Real Gone Music is dedicated to combing the vaults for sounds that aren’t just gone — they’re REAL gone.
ADA is a worldwide service organization committed to independent artist and label development. As part of Warner Music Group, ADA gives the indie community access to an unparalleled global distribution system and a dedicated team that provides a complete spectrum of marketing, merchandising, promotion, and music licensing services. ADA was created in 1993 to focus on the independent music business, where some of the most successful artists and record labels have built their initial followings. ADA marries the effectiveness and convenience of a major label with the marketing sensibilities of an independent. ADA’s partners include Alligator, Bar None, Beggars Group, Comedy Central, Domino, Dualtone, Epitaph, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Matador, Merge, Mute, Nettwerk, New West, Real World, Rise, Secretly Canadian, Smithsonian Folkways, Sumerian, Sub Pop, Tommy Boy, Vice, and many others.