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World Music Network Founder Phil Stanton Dies

Phil Stanton and Debashish Bhattacharya

The US-publicist for British world music company World Music Network reported the passing this month of producer and entrepreneur Phil Stanton, co-founder of World Music Network. No further details are available at this time.

UK-based World Music Network was founded in 1994 by husband and wife team, Phil Stanton and Colombian native Sandra Alayón-Stanton. Previously, Phil had set up Riverboat Records, envisioned in 1989 on a leaky barge afloat the Grand Union Canal in London.

World Music Network includes a world music website and four record labels: Riverboat Records, Rough Guides, Introducing and Think Global. The goal is to carry on introducing new listeners to the vast array of glorious global sounds.