New West Records Partners With Alternative Distribution Alliance

PrintLos Angeles-based independent record label New West Records announced its growing partnership with Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), the independent music distribution arm of Warner Music Group. New West Records is home to Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Kris Kristofferson and John Haitt, among others.

ADA will now provide exclusive digital and physical distribution services in the US for all releases from the label’s roster of artists. Forthcoming releases include The Low Highway from Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses) and Patty Griffin’s American Kid.  New West Records has been distributed by ADA worldwide (with the exception of the U.S. and Canada) since 2011.

George Fontaine, President and CEO of New West Records, said, “ADA is well-regarded throughout the music industry for its ability to deliver above-and-beyond results for independent labels. We take pride in the immense talent of our roster and look forward to providing them further opportunities to expand their offerings through this partnership with ADA.”

“New West Records is one of the revered independent record labels out there,” added Ari Taitz, Sr. VP, Independent Distribution and Strategic Development, WEA and ADA. “It’s a dynamic label with an unwavering long-term commitment to nurturing legendary artists and discovering the best new talent in indie rock, country and folk music. New West is home to one of the most enviable rosters in all of music, and we look forward to working with them to develop their success even further.”

“From John Hiatt and Richard Thompson to The Whigs and Tom Morello–all of us at ADA are enormous fans of New West’s releases,” said David Orleans, President, ADA. “George Fontaine and his team consistently discover and deliver some of the greatest music in the world, and have been at it for two decades now. It’s a great honor to be working with a label of this caliber.”



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