ATO Records

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ATO Records
ATO Records logo.png
Founded2000 (2000)
FounderDave Matthews
Coran Capshaw
Distributor(s)Virgin Music Label & Artist Services
GenreVarious
Country of originUnited States
LocationNew York City
Official websiteatorecords.com

ATO Records (or According to Our Records) is an American independent record label based in New York City. The label was founded in 2000 by Dave Matthews and manager Coran Capshaw.

ATO's roster includes Brittany Howard, Black Pumas, Nick Hakim, Alabama Shakes, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mattiel, Brandi Carlile, Joseph, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard,[1] Hurray for the Riff Raff, Benjamin Booker, Lee Ann Womack, SOJA, Okkervil River, Blind Pilot, Old 97's, Drive-By Truckers, Primus, Margaret Glaspy, The Claypool Lennon Delirium,[2] J Roddy Walston and the Business, and Amyl and the Sniffers.[3]

The label also operates a sublabel, TBD Records, which was founded in 2007 and is best known for being the North American distributor for two Radiohead albums.[4]

ATO is distributed in the US by Universal's Virgin Music Label & Artist Services and by PIAS Group in Europe.[5]

History[edit]

Released in April 2012, Alabama Shakes’ debut album, Boys & Girls, was named as one of the year's best albums by many publications, including Rolling Stone.[6]

The label's highest selling releases are White Ladder by David Gray and Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes, both of which have been certified Platinum - for sales of or exceeding 1 million units - by the Recording Industry Association of America.[7] Three other releases have been certified Gold, for sales of 500,000 copies: In Rainbows by Radiohead, Boys & Girls by Alabama Shakes and A New Day at Midnight by David Gray.[7]

ATO Records has won nine A2IM Liberia Awards and has been nominated over 20 times over the past five years. In 2020 the label won two award including the Best Metal Album (King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard- Infest the Rats Nest), and Best Punk / Emo Album ( Amyl and the Sniffers - Amyl and the Sniffers).[8]

ATO Records currently has seven nominations for The Americana Music Association Music Awards 2020, including Artist of the Year (Brittany Howard), Album of the Year (Brittany Howard), Song Of the Year ( Brittany Howard, and Drive-By Truckers), Duo/ Group of the Year (Black Pumas, and Drive-By Truckers), and Emerging Act of the Year (Black Pumas).[9]

In November 2019 ATO Records artists received seven Grammy Nominations including Best Rock Song (Brittany Howard), Best Rock Performance (Brittany Howard), Best R&B Song (Emily King), Best Engineered Album (Emily King), Best Contemporary Instrumental Album (Rodrigo y Gabriela), Best World Music Album (Altin Gün), and Best New Artist (Black Pumas).[10]

ATO Records artists Rodrigo y Gabriela won the 2020 Grammy for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for their album 'Mettavolution'.[11]

Current artists[edit]

Former artists[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Desk, TV News. "Flightless & ATO Records Form Exclusive Label and Distribution Partnership". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  2. ^ "Jim James & The Claypool Lennon Delirium Team Up for Joint Summer Tour". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  3. ^ "ATO signs Amyl & The Sniffers – hear new single "Some Mutts (Can't Be Muzzled)"". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  4. ^ "Following 'In Rainbows'". Los Angeles Times. 2008-01-04. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  5. ^ "Caroline signs deal with ATO Records for US". 23 May 2013.
  6. ^ "50 Best Albums of 2012". Rolling Stone. 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  7. ^ a b "Gold & Platinum - RIAA: ATO label". RIAA. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  8. ^ "2020". Libera Awards. Archived from the original on 2020-06-22. Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  9. ^ "Awards". AmericanaMusic.org. Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  10. ^ Frank, Allegra (2020-01-24). "Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Lil Nas X lead the 2020 Grammy nominees". Vox. Retrieved 2020-06-16.
  11. ^ "2020 GRAMMY Awards: Complete Winners List". GRAMMY.com. 2019-11-20. Retrieved 2020-06-16.

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