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Real World Records is a British record label specializing in world music. It was founded in 1989 by English musician Peter Gabriel and original members of WOMAD.[5]

Real World Records
Real World Records Logo
Founded1989 (1989)
FounderPeter Gabriel
Distributor(s)Caroline,[1] EMI,[2] Narada Productions, Republic, Rykodisc,[3] Virgin,[4]
GenreWorld music
Country of originUnited Kingdom
LocationBox, Wiltshire



In 1999, the label had sold over 3 million records worldwide and had released 90 albums.[6] In 2015, it had reached the mark of over 200 albums.[5]


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  1. ^ Malt, Andy (3 February 2015). "Peter Gabriel to distribute solo catalogue through Caroline International". Complete Music Update. London: 3CM Enterprises. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  2. ^ "EMI renews and extends deal with Peter Gabriel". Complete Music Update. London: 3CM Enterprises. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Ryko Distribution Announces Agreement With Peter Gabriel's Real World Records". Global Rhythm. New York: Zenbu Media. 7 January 2008. ISSN 1553-9814. OCLC 941650430. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  4. ^ Jones, Amanda (22 October 2014). "Real World 25 Interview With Label Manager Amanda Jones". Folk Radio UK (Interview). Interviewed by Simon Holland. Somerset: Alex Gallacher. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b Jones, Amanda (8 February 2015). "Real World Records: Passion And Authenticity Are Fundamental". All About Jazz (Interview). Interviewed by Nenad Georgievski. Philadelphia: Michael Ricci. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  6. ^ Gabriel, Peter (14 August 1999). "The Real World of Peter Gabriel". Billboard (Interview). Interviewed by Melinda Newman. New York: BPI Communications. p. 40. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  7. ^ Scaggs, Austin (27 January 2009). "Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts Enter the S.S." Rolling Stone. New York: Jann Wenner. ISSN 0035-791X. OCLC 693532152. Archived from the original on 30 January 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2019.