ATO Records

ATO Records (According To Our Records) is a New York City based record label committed to artists and building their careers.

Founded in 2000 by Dave Matthews and manager Coran Capshaw, the label roster boasts an extraordinary artist community including My Morning Jacket, Alabama Shakes, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Benjamin Booker, Drive-By Truckers, Primus, Old Crow Medicine Show, and many more. As a truly independent label, ATO is steadfast in its commitment to building career artists.

Current Artists
Years Running
New York
Founded By:
Dave Matthews
Coran Capshaw
Headed By:
Jon Salter
Key Figures:

Alabama Shakes hits #1 Billboard Album Chart April 2015 with the release of Sound & Color.


Grammy win for Best Folk Album - Old Crow Medicine Show Remedy.


Grammy Nomination - Best Reggae Album - SOJA's Amid The Noise and The Haste.


Grammy nominations in 2013 for Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls.


ATO earns Most Label Nominations at the 2nd Annual A2IM LIBBY Awards in 2013.


Brandi Carlile scores her highest Billboard chart debut in career history with the album "Firewatchers Daughter", hitting #4 on Billboard and selling 45,000 first week.


Alabama Shakes debut album Boys and Girls sold around the world.


Views on YouTube for "Hold On" by Alabama Shakes and "Tamacun" by Rodrigo & Gabriela.


Views on Youtube for SOJA's "Not Done Yet" official video.

Key Words:

Passion Commitment Community Genuine Independent Patience Responsive Natural

Label Timeline:
  • 2001

    The first success: David Gray with White Ladder.

  • 2003

    ATO's selective yet artist-friendly reputation is established with acclaimed albums by Ben Kweller, My Morning Jacket, Patty Griffin, Mike Doughty, Gov't Mule, Dawes, and Gomez.

  • 2005

    My Morning Jacket's breakthrough album Z is released to critical acclaim.

  • 2006

    ATO dissolves its relationship with RCA Records, allowing the label full independence.

  • 2007

    Rodrigo Y Gabriela's debut album sells over 350,000 copies and re-energizes ATO.

  • 2010

    Drive-By Truckers sign to ATO.

  • 2012

    Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls is released; band nominated for 5 Grammy awards and receives GOLD certification.

  • 2013

    Benjamin Booker signs to ATO, marking a younger harder-edged A&R direction for the label.

  • 2014

    Old Crow Medicine Show wins Grammy for Best Folk Album.

  • 2015

    ATO's Official CMJ Showcase featuring Thunderbitch, Joseph, Margaret Glaspy, and Jessica Lea Mayfield.



ATO Records
44 Wall St., 23rd Fl.
New York, NY 10005