ADA, the independent distribution and services arm of Warner Music Group (WMG), today announced a global partnership with aggressive indie label Deathwish, Inc. With nearly two hundred releases under their belt in just over fifteen years, Deathwish, Inc. is now being digitally and physically distributed globally by ADA. ADA has also offered a full-range of additional services including digital & sales strategy, retail marketing, radio promotion, publicity, synch licensing, and marketing.
Deathwish co-owner Tre McCarthy said, “When we started discussing working with a new distributor, ADA was at the top of the list. Their diverse and forward-thinking roster was one we really wanted to be a part of, their team is incredibly solid and we are excited to see what the future holds for us.”
Co-owner of Deathwish, Jacob Bannon (also of CONVERGE) said, “I’m very excited to be able to offer the very best worldwide distribution to our affiliated artists. ADA is the top of the food chain, and I am honored to be able to call them our worldwide distribution partner.”
Eliah Seton, President of ADA Worldwide said, “I am so excited for the opportunity to work with Deathwish, and their amazing roster of artists. It’s a dream partnership – Deathwish makes amazing music that their fans go wild for, and ADA works with them to distribute and promote their music. It’s a win for Deathwish’s artists and their fans. And it’s a thrill for us to work with a label and artists who have a passion for their music and their business.”
Deathwish Inc. is an independent record label founded by Jacob Bannon and Tre McCarthy in 2000. Since its inception, the label has released landmark and genre-defining albums from bands like Deafheaven, Touche Amore, Converge, Modern Life Is War, Self Defense Family, Cold Cave, Blacklisted, Code Orange, Doomriders, American Nightmare, and more. Headquartered in the North Shore of Massachusetts, Deathwish is a 10-person full-time operation with affiliates worldwide and is one of the biggest and best music brands in the world.
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, Comedy Central, Domino, Dualtone, Epitaph, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Matador, Merge, Mute, Nettwerk, New West, Real World, Rise, Secretly Canadian, Smithsonian Folkways, Sumerian, Sub Pop, Tommy Boy, Vice, and many others.