Alternative Distribution Alliance

Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) is a music distribution company owned by Warner Music Group, which represents the rights to various independent record labels.[1] ADA provides "independent artist and label partners with access to the resources, relationships and experience required to share their creative vision with a global audience."[2]

ADA Worldwide
IndustryMusic and entertainment
Area served
Number of employees
ParentWarner Music Group
WebsiteOfficial website

As the independent music distribution arm of Warner Music Group, ADA Worldwide was created in 1993 as a joint-venture between WMG and Restless Records[3] to offer a distribution system and marketing, merchandising, promotion, and music licensing services.

In 2012, Warner Music Group combined Independent Label Group with ADA to create a full-service company that provides services including physical and digital global distribution, physical production, merchandise production and distribution. ADA offers account management, an in-house music licensing function, custom products and services, marketing and sponsorships, as well as digital marketing tools.

In March 2017, ADA announced that it would distribute the catalogs of most of the labels owned by BMG Rights Management worldwide.[4]

In January 2020, Beggars Group, Domino Recording Co., and Saddle Creek left ADA and switched to Redeye Distribution,[5] and later in November, Entertainment One followed suit and had AMPED distribute most of eOne's labels.[6]

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