|This article relies on references to primary sources. (November 2013)|
|Founder||Armin van Buuren
|Genre||Electronic dance music, trance|
|Country of origin||Netherlands|
Armada Music is an independent Dutch record company and was founded in June 2003 by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron and David Lewis. "Armada" was formed from the first two letters in each of the founding members' names. In 2013, Armada Music celebrates its ten year anniversary. In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, Armada Music won the ‘Best Global Dance Label’ title, as awarded by the International Dance Music Awards.
The approach to combining everything music related in one company has attracted several top names to the label, including: Andy Moor, BT, Chicane, Dash Berlin, Gabriel & Dresden, Hardwell, Paul Oakenfold, Paul van Dyk, Roger Shah, Markus Schulz, Matt Darey, Max Graham & York, who are all responsible for the A&R activities of their own label within Armada Music, while van Buuren himself deals with A&R activities for the Armada labels 'Armind' and 'A State of Trance'. Armada Music has more than 25 different sub-labels representing many different types of electronic music.
On 12 July 2013, Armada Music announced their new sublabel, "Who's Afraid of 138?!", which will cater for uplifting trance tracks.
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