Alternative Distribution Alliance

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Alternative Distribution Alliance
Type Private
Industry Music & entertainment
Genre Various
Founded 1993
Headquarters New York, NY, United States
Area served Worldwide
Parent Warner Music Group
Website ada-music.com

Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), the independent music and film distribution arm of Warner Music Group, was created in 1993[1] to focus on the independent music business. In 2007 ADA was named Medium Distributor of the Year by the National Association of Recording Merchandisers, and has been ranked the industry's No. 1 independent distributor for the past six years, according to Nielsen/SoundScan.[citation needed]

In 2009, Warner Music Group combined Ryko Distribution with ADA to create an independent label service company that provides a suite of 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.

ADA is a distributor of independent music and film, partnering with labels such as Cartoon Network, Epitaph, Hopeless, Secretly Canadian, Fearless, Side One Dummy, Taseis, and Smithsonian Folkways.[2] In 2012, Independent Label Group was merged into ADA.

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The labels in the group are as follows[2]

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