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Country Label MDM Recordings Inks Global Distribution Deal With Warner Music Canada's ADA CANADA

The noted independent Canadian country label has a current roster of artists Jess Moskaluke, Charlie Major, Don Amero and The Redhill Valleys.

Mike Denney

Mike Denney

Country music is big business in Canada right now, and one of the country's major labels has made a new deal to reflect that.

ADA CANADA, the independent label and artist services arm of Warner Music Canada, has announced a new exclusive global distribution deal with MDM Recordings. Founded by Canadian music industry veteran Mike Denney in 2008, MDM Recordings describes itself as "a full service independent label and management company specializing in country music."


MDM has an impressive track record, especially with up-and-coming country acts. Its roster has included such notable Canadian country musicians as Chad Brownlee, Tyler Joe Miller, Bobby Wills and Don Amero, and music released on the label has earned over 450 million global streams, and more than 500,000 physical units sold. Artists currently on the MDM roster include Jess Moskaluke (a platinum-selling artist and Juno and CCMA Award winner), Charlie Major, Amero, and The Redhill Valleys, alongside promising newcomers Savannah Jade and Josh Stumpf.

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Moskaluke is playing this year's Boots and Hearts festival, and she and Amero are regulars in our hot radio songs column.

MDM Recordings has twice been awarded Record Label of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards. Mike Denney has been honoured with the Record Company Person of the Year title three times and has overseen seven CCMA Award wins for their artists.

"MDM Recordings has always been about fostering incredible talent and sharing their music with the world," says Denney. "This partnership with ADA Canada marks an exciting new chapter for us. We are thrilled to leverage ADA’s extensive global network to bring our artists’ music to an even broader audience."

Greg Morris, VP of ADA Canada, says: “Mike Denney had a vision 16 years ago to create MDM Recordings, and he has done incredible work building it into what it is today. It has an excellent track record of discovering and developing country artists, and has regularly been recognized as one of the best country labels in Canada. I’m proud that Mike has entrusted ADA Canada to support and grow his business, and am excited to work with him and his team to grow his artists' success, and help them connect with their fans around the world.”

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Read earlier Billboard Canada FYI profiles of Denney and MDM Recordings here and here. More information on the label here.

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