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Antone's was a record label based in Austin, Texas.

Parent companyTexas Music Group
Founded1981 (1981)
FounderClifford Antone
Defunct2006 (2006)
Distributor(s)Alternative Distribution Alliance
Country of originU.S.
LocationAustin, Texas



Antone's was founded by Clifford Antone in 1987. He also opened a nightclub and a record store in Austin, Texas. Antone's specialized in blues music, particularly blues artists who performed at his nightclub.[1]

Antone's was awarded best local record label by Austin Chronicle readers in 1993.[2]

Texas Clef Entertainment Group, an affiliate of Antone's Records, acquired the assets of the defunct Watermelon Records label.[3]

After Clifford Antone's death in 2006, the record label filed for bankruptcy. Masters of Antone's and Watermelon recordings went to New West as part of the Texas Music Group.[1][4]


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  1. ^ a b Caligiuri, Jim (29 September 2000). "Texas Music Group: Austin's Newest Label Rises From the Ashes of Antone's and Watermelon". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Antone's Record Label". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  3. ^ Steve Sather. "Antone's Records: A Tragedy in Three Acts and 46 Pages". A Texas Bankruptcy Lawyer's Blog. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  4. ^ "SXSW Day 1:Searching for the Blues at Antone's Records". The Frontline. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Antone's Records". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 22 May 2017.

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