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Alternative Distribution Alliance Names Mitchell Wolk, Executive Vice President

NEW YORK, May 15, 2006-Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), the No. 1 distributor of independent music in the U.S., today announced the appointment of Mitchell Wolk as Executive Vice President. Wolk will be based in New York City. He reports to ADA's President, Andy Allen.

At ADA, Wolk will oversee day-to-day managerial, financial, business development and administrative operations of the company and will continue to grow its leading roster of independent labels.

In making the announcement, Andy Allen said, "As ADA continues to expand in order to meet the needs of the dynamic independent music sector, we recognized that our operations would be greatly enhanced with the addition of an executive of Mitch's caliber. Having worked with many leading independent labels for more than a decade, Mitch is ideally suited to become an integral member of the ADA team and to help write the company's next chapter."

Wolk joined Warner Music Group's WEA Corp. in 2005, working at the company's Independent Label Group (ILG) which is composed of Asylum Records, East West Records and Cordless Recordings.

Prior to that, Wolk held a series of senior management positions at RED Distribution, the independent music distribution division of SonyBMG Music Entertainment, including the position of Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration. He joined RED in 1991. During his tenure at RED, gross sales at the labels he oversaw tripled.

Wolk is a certified public accountant and earned a bachelor of arts degree in accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

About ADA
Alternative Distribution Alliance was created in 1993 to focus on the independent music market, where some of the biggest music acts have always built their initial followings. Today, Alternative Distribution Alliance is recognized as the leading distributor of independent record labels, handling labels such as Sub Pop, Matador, Epitaph, Domino, Fueled by Ramen, Comedy Central, Touch and Go, Beggars Music Group, Saddle Creek and Side One/Dummy.

About Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group became the only stand-alone music company to be publicly traded in the United States in May 2005. With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Bad Boy, Cordless, East West, Elektra, Lava, Maverick, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word. Warner Music International, a leading company in national and international repertoire, operates through numerous international affiliates and licensees in more than 50 countries. Warner Music Group also includes Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, and Perfect Game Recording Co.