Jody Watley and Avitone Recordings are proud to announce that they have entered into an international distribution deal with London based ADA-Global. Avitone Recordings was formed in 1995 as a vehicle to release the Grammy Award winning artists’ music in an environment of artistic growth and individuality. With ADA, the possibilities are endless and represent an exciting new chapter for Avitone Recordings and Watley.
The first Avitone / ADA release will be the international and revised version of ‘The Makeover’. Originally released in the US in 2006 via an exclusive and limited partnership with the Virgin Megastore chain, ‘The Makeover’ debuted at #1 for the store nationwide and went on to produce 3 Top Ten Billboard Hot Dance / Club Play singles, including the #1 international dance smash “I Want Your Love”.
Colleen Theis, ADA Global Ltd. says, “With a career spanning more than 30 years, Grammy Award Winning Artist Jody Watley is an industry pioneer who has been enjoying a successful career in independent music since 1995. ADA Global is proud to have signed an exclusive international distribution deal for her Avitone label, including her independent back catalogue and exciting new releases. We look forward to working with Jody and her team to establish the Avitone brand internationally and bring Jody’s fantastic music to music lovers worldwide.”
London based ADA Global, the international sales, marketing, and distribution division of ADA, offers labels a highly competitive and comprehensive distribution and marketing service across all platforms in more than 50 countries worldwide. Launched in 2006, ADA Global is built on 20 years of relationships and expertise in the worldwide independent market.
Jody Watley has 32 Top Ten Singles and 13 No. 1 Singles in the Pop, R&B and Dance music genres over the past three decades – including such classics as “Looking For A New Love,” the groundbreaking collaboration with Eric B and Rakim on “Friends”, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Billboard Magazine, and countless accolades – Jody has consistently broken new ground in music, video and fashion. Watley remains one of MTV’s most nominated artists. She has also continued to work with various organizations promoting tolerance, HIV and AIDS awareness, and famine relief for Africa.
Entrepreneur, label owner, recording artist, producer, songwriter and performer, Jody Watley celebrates three decades in the world of entertainment carving her own destiny, very much her own woman, truly an inspiration for artists of today and beyond.