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Williams Street Records
Parent companyWilliams Street Productions
Founded2007; 17 years ago (2007)
Distributor(s)Alternative Distribution Alliance
GenreVarious
Country of originUnited States
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
Official websiteOfficial Website

Williams Street Records LLC is an American independent record company founded by Jason DeMarco, based in Atlanta, Georgia. It is a joint venture of Cartoon Network's Williams Street Productions and Warner Music Group (Warner Bros. Discovery's former record company), and is distributed through Alternative Distribution Alliance. Under that label, they have released original works of music, some of which are related to their shows on Adult Swim. The label is managed by Chris Hartley, and the A&R is Jason DeMarco.[1]

In February 2007 (the same year the record label was founded), Cartoon Network teamed up with the independent hip-hop label Definitive Jux to produce an animated video for El-P's track "Flyentology" and release a compilation album titled Definitive Swim for free download, featuring tracks from most of the label's artists.

In October 2015, DeMarco mentioned on his Ask.fm page that Williams Street Records would no longer put out any more albums for sale, and would only release free music.[2]

Albums released by the label

Compilations

References

  1. ^ "Williams Street Records, Killer Mike Defy Music Business Model By Teaming with Adult Swim (Q&A)". The Hollywood Reporter. July 25, 2012. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  2. ^ "I have experience in A&R, most recently leading AudioCommon's Talent Discovery & Artist Relations department, and have been a fan for a while. Is there any way that I could speak with you regarding joining the Williams Street family in a similar capacity? - ask.fm/Clarknova". Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Adult Swim and Awful Records Presents: Awful Swim". www.adultswim.com. 19 September 2018.
  4. ^ "N O I S E - Free Compilation Album". Adult Swim. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  5. ^ "LUXE - Free Dream Pop Electro Soul Compilation Album". Retrieved 23 March 2018.