All Around the World Productions
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|All Around the World|
|Parent company||Universal Music Group|
|Distributor(s)||Universal Music Distribution|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
All Around the World (also known as AATW) is a British record label originating in Blackburn, United Kingdom. It is a subsidiary of Universal and has had success with artists such as N-Trance, Armin van Buuren, Cascada, Dannii Minogue, Lost Frequencies, Scooter, N-Dubz, Skepta, Starley, Yolanda Be Cool and many more. The label also runs four music TV channels; Clubland TV, Total Country, and two Now Music branded channels.
All Around The World was founded in Blackburn by Cris Nutall and Matt Cadman in 1991.. Throughout the 1990s AATW established an abundance of british electronic music acts including Love Decade, 2 funky 2, Bus Stop (band), Porn Kings and N-Trance - who achieved a number two UK single with their track 'Set You Free' on the label in 1995.
The 2000s saw the label expand with the signing and development of artists such as Flip & Fill, Ultrabeat, Cascada, Dannii Minogue, Scooter, Darren Styles, N-Dubz, Skepta and many more. During the early 00s AATW also founded the long-standing Clubland compilation album series, as well as various other branded compilation titles released in partnership with UMTV/ UMOD. Other compilation series' included Rock the Dancefloor, Floorfillers, Ultimate Club Anthems, Love2Club, 100% Chilled, Ultimate NRG and Dance Mania.
On 28 January 2008, All Around the World launched their own TV channel, Clubland TV. The channel broadcasts official music videos and acts as a platform for emerging dance and pop music artists as well as featuring programmes focused around bygone era's. Primarily the channel broadcasts dance music videos.
In May 2012, All Around the World acquired Channel AKA (previously known as Channel U, then became Massive R&B, now known as Total Country), from previous owners Mushroom TV. AKA became and continued to be an influential platform for both emerging and established urban music acts with particular focus on Grime and UK Rap.
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