Real World Records

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Real World Records
Parent company Real World Records
Founded 1989
Founder Peter Gabriel
Distributor(s) Virgin/EMI Records, Narada Productions, Rykodisc
Genre World music
Country of origin United Kingdom
Official website www.realworldrecords.com

Real World Records is a record label started in 1989 by Peter Gabriel to record and produce world music as well as his own releases.

Overview[edit]

The label grew up alongside the success of the WOMAD festivals and Peter Gabriel's exploration of music from other cultures, and helped push world music into the general public's consciousness during the 1990s. Many of the label's releases are recorded at Real World Studios. The label is distributed in the US by Ryko.[1] The label had previous distribution agreements with Virgin Records and Narada Productions.

Artists[edit]

Artists who have recorded on the label include the following:

Partial discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ announcement of distribution agreement with Ryko
  2. ^ "Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts Enter the S.S." Rolling Stone, 1/27/2009
  3. ^ Paban Das Baul

External links[edit]