Real World Records

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Real World Records
Founded 1989 (1989)
Founder Peter Gabriel
Distributor(s) Virgin/EMI Records
Narada Productions
Republic Records
Genre World music
Country of origin UK
Official website

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.


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 worldwide by Caroline Records.[1] The label had previous distribution agreements with Ryko,[2] Virgin Records and Narada Productions.


Artists who have recorded on the label include the following:

Partial discography[edit]


  1. ^ "Peter Gabriel to distribute solo catalogue through Caroline International | Complete Music Update". Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  2. ^ announcement of distribution agreement with Ryko
  3. ^ "Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts Enter the S.S." Rolling Stone, 1/27/2009
  4. ^ Paban Das Baul

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