NEW YORK, NY – May 26, 2016: Cherrytree Records – the record label division of the Cherrytree Music Company – and ADA, the independent distribution and services arm of Warner Music Group (WMG), have announced a global partnership today. In an incredibly exciting move, Cherrytree Records, a label known as a catalyst for artist collaboration & innovation is thrilled to begin operating 100% independently and will exclusively distribute their trademark, Pop Alternative music globally through ADA.
Cherrytree Records’ first release as a complete independent will be 14-year old vocal wunderkind Skylar Stecker’s This Is Me -The Signature Edition album set to hit this June. Skylar has amassed incredible support including heavy radio airplay from Radio Disney and a recent appearance on the Today Show. She’s also just wrapped a stateside tour with Bay Area hip hop duo Kalin & Myles who feature on her latest video “Bring Me to Life,” produced by RedOne. Her song “Cherry on Top” featuring Silento and produced by Rock Mafia was the official theme song to the Radio Disney Music Awards.
Martin Kierszenbaum, Chairman of the Cherrytree Music Company, said “We started Cherrytree Records with the same artist-centric approach and independent spirit that have guided us through our first decade of extraordinary musical and cultural adventures. I’m proud to announce that our new, fully independent infrastructure – including ADA as our exclusive label distributor and Kobalt as our publishing administrator – corresponds exactly with our philosophy and gives us the resources and agility to serve our artists with even more flexibility and bespoke support. I want to thank Eliah Seton and Kenny Weagly whose dynamism and progressive thinking made the decision to distribute Cherrytree Records’ releases through ADA a very easy and comfortable one.”
Eliah Seton, President of ADA Worldwide, commented: “This partnership is a natural alignment of two companies who want to connect fans with the music they love. Artists are the core of ADA’s business, so I am thrilled that Cherrytree Records, a label with an impressive roster of signature artists and new hot acts, is entrusting us with their distribution and label services.”
About the Cherrytree Music Company
Founded in 2005 by Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Martin Kierszenbaum, the Cherrytree Music Company provides label, management and publishing services to a boutique roster of artists, producers and mixers who push the creative envelope in popular music. In its first ten years, Cherrytree has made an indelible impact on the music landscape, from launching the 15 million selling debut album by Lady Gaga to releasing the artistically and commercially ground-breaking records of Feist, Ellie Goulding, Robyn, La Roux, Far East Movement as well as Disclosure’s debut while, at the same time, shepherding Sting’s recording career. For more information on Cherrytree Records, please visit: www.cherrytreemusiccompany.com.
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.