ADA MUSIC 25th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
JUNE 20 AT BOWERY BALLROOM
(TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE)
J MASCIS, RON GALLO, TEENAGE WRIST,
MICHAEL BLUME, DJ SPOOKY TO PERFORM
AFTER PARTY WITH THE INTERRUPTERS
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH A2IM INDIE WEEK PRESENTED BY SOUND EXCHANGE
SPONSORED BY YOUTUBE MUSIC, PLAYSTATION MUSIC & VINYL ME, PLEASE
NEW YORK, NY—June 13, 2018: Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) Worldwide celebrates its 25th Anniversary as a leading global distribution and services organization within the independent music community by hosting a concert held on June 20th at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom. Exemplifying ADA’s indie spirit and roster, J Mascis (Sub Pop) will headline the show, supported by Ron Gallo (New West Records), Teenage Wrist (Epitaph Records) Michael Blume (S-Curve Records) and an audio-visual experience with DJ Spooky presents Phantom Dancehall (VP Records). The celebration will ensue in partnership with and during A2IM Indie Week presented by SoundExchange. Following the show an after-party at Bowery Ballroom will also take place with a special performance by The Interrupters (Hellcat Records). A limited amount of 200 tickets will be available for purchase (HERE) and will also allow entrance to the after-party, which will be open to the public. For more information on the line-up see below.
“We are proud to partner with A2IM to celebrate this anniversary during Indie Week,” says ADA Worldwide President Eliah Seton. “This year marks our biggest yet, and we look forward to all there is to come for our artist and label partners. This event is an opportunity for all of us to be fans and to celebrate and thank the amazing artists and labels who inspire us and move us every day.”
“I think that I speak on behalf of the entire staff when I say that we’re all extremely proud to be part of the ADA team during this milestone in the organization’s lifespan, in conjunction with all of the label and artist partners that make up this family,” says ADA President of A&R and Label Services, Kenny Weagly. “It has been exciting to take part in growing the company into the global services organization that it is today, providing a wide variety of partners access to the most up to date resources needed to navigate ever-evolving worldwide industry trends, consumption patterns, and consumer engagement. We look forward to celebrating with the best of the indie community on this night!”
Adds ADA President of Sales and Label Management, David Orleans, “I view this event as less of a beginning or an end to something but rather a super fun transition that celebrates our rich history and what we know to be an exciting future.”
“Congratulations to ADA on an amazing 25 years of serving the independent community. You rode the bull and the bear equally well. Great job, we look forward to the next 25!” says Richard James Burgess, CEO, A2IM (American Association of Independent Music).
During the week of June 18 – 21, 2018 in New York City, the independent music community will come together for A2IM’s Indie Week presented by Sound Exchange in partnership with BuzzAngle as an annual international conference and networking event aimed at maximizing the global impact of independent music held at The Clemente Soto Velez cultural & Educational Center in New York City’s Lower East Side. See here for the full list of Indie Week 2018 Panels. To stay up to date with speakers, schedule and news, the A2IM Indie Week app is available for download for Android and iPhone. Please visit www.a2im.org for more information about attending Indie Week.
ABOUT ADA WORLDWIDE:
ADA is a worldwide service organization committed to independent artist and label development. As part of Warner Music Group, ADA gives the indie community access to an unparalleled global distribution system and a dedicated team that provides a complete spectrum of marketing, merchandising, promotion, and music licensing services. ADA was created in 1993 to focus on the independent music business, where some of the most successful artists and record labels have built their initial followings. ADA marries the effectiveness and convenience of a major label with the marketing sensibilities of an independent. ADA’s partners include Alligator, Bar None, Beggars Group, BMG, Comedy Central, Domino, Dualtone, Epitaph, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Matador, Merge, Mute, Nettwerk, New West, Real World, Rise, Secretly Distribution, Smithsonian Folkways, Sumerian, Sub Pop, Tommy Boy, Vice, and many others.
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of over 590 independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.
The organization’s board of directors consists of the following: ATO Vice President Stephanie Alexa, President of Concord Music Group Glen Barros, Redeye Co-Owner Glenn Dicker, INgrooves EVP & General Manager Amy Dietz, Co-President of Mom+Pop Music Thaddeus Rudd, Big Machine COO Andrew Kautz, Beggars Group Founder/CEO Martin Mills, Hopeless Records Owner Louis Posen, Kill Rock Stars President Portia Sabin, Secretly Label Group Co-Owner Darius Van Arman and Razor & Tie President Vic Zaraya.
ABOUT J MASCIS:
Best known as the frontman of the influential indie rock trio Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis has also been a solo artist, occasional producer, and film composer. Getting his start as a founding member of the hardcore band Deep Wound, Dinosaur Jr. was founded in 1984 and the group emerged among the most highly regarded in alternative rock. By reintroducing volume and attack in his songs Mascis shed the strict limitations of early 1980’s hardcore, becoming an influence on the burgeoning ‘grunge’ movement. Mascis’ body of work continues to inspire a generation of guitar players and songwriters today. READ MORE…
ABOUT RON GALLO:
I sat in vans a lot this past year because at one point in time I was frustrated with humanity (but really myself) and from that came an album called “HEAVY META.” Apparently the sentiment resonated more with people in 2016 then when I wrote those songs in my apartment in Philadelphia in 3-4 years before that (probably because the current political and social climate) so suddenly that darkness turned into doing a lot of stuff I always wanted to do but never thought I would or could – like travel around with my friends, Joe Bisirri (bass) and Dylan Sevey (drums), and play shows for people with bands we love in places all over the world: Naked Giants, White Reaper, The Black Angels, Twin Peaks, Thee Oh Sees, Hurray For the Riff Raff to name a few. On “Really Nice Guys” which came out 1/19/18 on New West Records, you can find auto-tune, tantrums about algorithms, songs featuring iPhone tabla about being on a guestlist, underwhelming solos, a song called “YouTubular” and the true star of the whole thing: my mom’s boyfriend, Jerry, who we secretly captured candidly talking about the EP and made it the lead vocal on “Pull Quote” the EP’s closing track. READ MORE…
ABOUT TEENAGE WRIST:
Fans of rock music rejoice because Teenage Wrist are here to remind you why distorted guitars, dreamy vocals and massive dynamics never go out of style. The Los Angeles band’s full-length debut Chrome Neon Jesus is a timeless collection of music from a group of music veterans who have unequivocally dedicated themselves to their craft and evoke everyone from Smashing Pumpkins to Sense Field in the process. The result is an album that’s inspired by the alternative heroes of the past yet retains a modern edge and is teeming with choruses so big that they stretch toward the stratosphere. READ MORE…
ABOUT MICHAEL BLUME:
Since arriving in 2016, New Jersey-born and New York-based singer, songwriter, and artist Michael Blume has consistently delivered daring, diverse, and dynamic anthems blurring the lines between simmering and soaring. He’s attracted acclaim from Rolling Stone, GQ, Nylon, Ladygunn, Pigeons & Planes, Earmilk, and Dujour and turned the uninitiated into believers at Governors Ball, Firefly, Lollapalooza, and more. His brazen, bold, and brilliant solo shows quickly became the stuff of legend in the Big Apple following sell outs at favorite haunts such as Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Baby’s All Right, and more. READ MORE…
ABOUT DJ SPOOKY:
DJ Spooky is the creative vision of NYC-based conceptual artist, author, musician and multimedia performer Paul D. Miller. A true artistic renaissance man of the digital age, DJ Spooky has remained active on the global music scene, continuously reshaping and challenging the notion of modern-day art. He is known around the world for his large-scale, multimedia performances and installations, which regularly engage fans and viewers in social, political, and global topics via his immersive projects that openly explore diverse musical genres, international culture, and environmental issues. Through his ever-evolving art and creative output, DJ Spooky stretches the concept of composing and creating to new, uncharted dimensions. On his latest musical release, DJ Spooky Presents: Phantom Dancehall, he approaches these same world issues through the lens of a DJ, producer and composer. READ MORE…
ABOUT THE INTERRUPTERS:
The third album from L.A. ska-punk band The Interrupters, Fight the Good Fight gets its title from a piece of graffiti spray-painted outside the studio where they made their debut. “It’s a phrase that’s followed us around for years, and it kind of embodies the message of this album,” says guitarist Kevin Bivona, whose bandmates include singer Aimee Interrupter, bassist Justin Bivona, and drummer Jesse Bivona. Aimee adds: “There’s a lot of darkness in the world right now, but we’re trying to drive that out by making our music the light. We’re fighting through everything with a smile on our faces.” READ MORE…
Angela Burke at ADA Worldwide
[email protected] | 212.991.5157
Kiva Kamerling for A2IM
[email protected] | 347.804.4675