Real World Records

Box Mill, Mill Lane
Wiltshire, SN13 8PL
United Kingdom
ph. +44 (0)870 720 2127
Real World Records

Real World Records is a world music label, founded by WOMAD and Peter Gabriel to provide talented artists from around the world with access to state-of-the-art recording facilities and audiences beyond their geographic region.

The musical relationships generated at WOMAD festivals gave Real World Records confidence that something of this special spirit could be translated into a recording context.

Consequently, the Real World label has become renowned for bringing together musicians who share an empathy with music in general, rather than a shared cultural background.

Real World Records continues to push back the boundaries – with new artists to discover, new ways of recording, new meeting points.

read more

Year established: 1989

Page views: 4,014


published: December 05, 2016


Youssou N'Dour
published: November 18, 2015

Welcome Joy and Welcome Sorrow

published: September 06, 2015

Pole Star

published: October 05, 2014

Various Artists: Real World 25

Peter Gabriel
published: September 28, 2014

Peter Gabriel: And I'll Scratch Yours

Peter Gabriel
published: October 13, 2013

Untold Things

Jocelyn Pook
published: September 04, 2013


The Creole Choir of Cuba
published: March 10, 2013

Portico Quartet

Portico Quartet
published: February 12, 2012


Portico Quartet
published: October 12, 2009

View All Real World Records Reviews


Add Album

Recent Releases

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.