Armada Music

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Armada Music
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Founded2003
Founder Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron, David Lewis
Genre
Country of origin Netherlands
Location Amsterdam
Official website www.armadamusic.com

Armada Music is a Dutch independent record label that specialises in releasing electronic music. [1] [2] The name Armada derives from the first two letters of the founders' first names: Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron and David Lewis. [3] [ self-published source? ]

Contents

As of December 2015, the label had won the "Best Global Record Label" award for five years in a row at the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA's). [2] Armada received two nominations at the 2014 IDMAs. [4] The Academy of Electronic Music, a joint venture between Armada, Google, Point Blank, and DJ Mag , was the recipient of the 'People's Voice Award' at the 2014 Webby Awards. [5] In 2016, Armada Music was one of the 21 labels nominated for the IMPALA FIVEUNDERFIFTEEN [6] campaign shining a light on Europe's most inspiring young labels. The label received the IMPALA Young Label Spotlight Award. [7]

Sublabels

Current

[8] [ self-published source? ] [9]

Former

[8] [ self-published source? ] [9]

  • 2-Dutch Records now independent
  • 6K Music
  • 68 Recordings Run by Remy Unger
  • Aerys Records Run by Heatbeat
  • Alteza Records Run by Vini Vici, bought by Smash The House
  • Armada North America
  • Armada Various
  • Armada Zouk
  • Aropa Records Run by Dash Berlin
  • AVA Recordings Run by Andy Moor, bought by Black Hole Recordings
  • AVA Blue
  • Bambossa Records Run by Harry Romero
  • Bandung Run by Harry Lemon aka Lemon8
  • Bits And Pieces Run by 16 Bit Lolitas
  • Black Book Audio
  • Black Sunset Music Run by Jeremy Vancaulart and Assaf, now independent
  • Brobot Records Run by Junior Sanchez, now independent
  • Buygore Run by Borgore, now independent
  • Captivating Sounds Rebranded as Armada Captivating
  • Club Elite Run by M.I.K.E.
  • Coldharbour Recordings Run by Markus Schulz, bought by Black Hole Recordings
  • Coldharbour Red Run by Markus Schulz
  • Cryon Recordings
  • Cyber Records
  • Danse Club Records Run by Brodanse
  • Darklight Recordings Run by Fedde le Grand
  • Denis Kenzo Recordings Run by Denis Kenzo, now independent
  • Different Pieces
  • Eclypse Records Run by Feenixpawl
  • Electronic Elements Rebranded as Armada Electronic Elements
  • Energetic Sounds
  • Fame Recordings Run by Mischa Daniels
  • Fine Human Records
  • FSOE (Future Sound of Egypt) Recordings Run by Aly & Fila, continued as independent record label
    • FSOE (Future Sound of Egypt) Excelsior Run by Mohamed Ragab, continued as independent record label in 2016, separated From FSOE as Excelsior Music in 2017
  • Gangsta Audio Run by Nick K
  • Garuda Music Run by Gareth Emery
  • Geousus Records Run by Borgeous, now independent
  • Goldkid Records Run by Julian Jordan, now independent
  • #Goldrush Recordings Run by Ben Gold
  • Got Me Baby! Records Run by NERVO
  • Ignite Recordings Run by Firebeatz
  • In My Opinion Run by Ørjan Nilsen
  • Interplay Records Run by Alexander Popov
  • IHU Records Run by Antillas, continued on as IHU Music Group, an independent record label
  • Jee Productions Run by Jerome Isma-ae
  • JUMMP Records Run by Juicy M
  • KLASH Records Run by Dirtcaps, now independent
  • Intuition Deep
  • Intuition Recordings
  • M Recordings
  • Magic Island Records Run by Roger Shah, bought by Black Hole Recordings
  • Mainstage Music Rebranded as Rave Culture
  • Maktub Music Records Run by Justin Hendrik
  • Morrison Recordings Run by Glenn Morrison
  • No Art Run by ANOTR, now independent
  • NoFace Records Run by Max Vangeli, now independent
  • Organized Nature Run by Gabriel & Dresden
  • Perfecto Records Run by Paul Oakenfold, bought by Black Hole Recordings
  • Perfecto Black Run by Paul Oakenfold, bought by Black Hole Recordings
  • Planet Love Classics
  • Planet Love Records
  • Plus 39 Group
  • Re*Brand Run by Max Graham
  • Reaching Altitude Run by MaRLo
  • Release Records Run by Third Party, now independent
  • S107 Recordings
  • Showland Records Run by Swanky Tunes
  • Skink Records Run by Showtek, now owned by 2Dutch Music
  • Sondos Run by Erick Morillo
  • Soundpiercing
  • State Recordings Run by Simon & Shaker
  • Stealth Records Run by Roger Sanchez, now independent
  • Stoney Boy Music
  • Subculture Run by John O'Callaghan, bought by Black Hole Recordings
  • Subjekt Recordings Run by Kevin Duane, rebranded as Armada Subjekt
  • Subliminal Records Run by Erick Morillo
  • Top Flite Records Run by Juicy M
  • Trice Recordings Run by Onno van Kemenade, rebranded as Armada Trice
  • Undr The Radr Run by Roger Sanchez, now independent
  • Vaypor Run by Mike Hawkins
  • Wake Your Mind Recordings Run by Cosmic Gate, bought by Black Hole Recordings
  • Waxbox Run by Remy Unger
  • WOLV Run by Dyro
  • Vandit Records Run by Paul van Dyk, continued as independent record label
  • Wall Recordings Run by Afrojack, continued as an independent label in 2019, licensed by Spinnin Records since february 2020
  • Zouk Recordings Rebranded as Armada Zouk

Signed artists

Artists currently signed by Armada Music include: [10] [ self-published source? ]

Other artists

Note: These are artists who have released tracks through the label, including artists that were previously signed by the label.

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