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Warner’s ADA announces Mute deal for North America

By | Published on Monday 24 February 2014

Mute Records

Warner Music’s label services company ADA announced on Friday a new deal with UK-based independent Mute, which will see the major-label division provide distribution services to the indie in the US and Canada.

Confirming the deal, ADA Worldwide’s Kenny Weagly told CMU: “It is a true honour to welcome Mute into the ADA family of labels. For the past 35 years, [Mute boss] Daniel Miller and the Mute roster have epitomised the independent label spirit, leading the way in fearlessly signing groundbreaking artists that not only span genres, but have often created them. All of us at ADA are thrilled to be partnering with a true beacon of the independent music community, and we’re looking forward to working with everyone at Mute as they continue to champion artistic freedom and creativity”.

Meanwhile, Miller added: “We’re excited to bring Mute back to ADA, whom we worked with 20 years ago – it’s a great home for the label and our artists. We feel confident this partnership will support Mute’s continuing vision!”

The ADA deal in North America is in addition to Mute’s deal with [PIAS] over here, which was renewed last year.