Armada Music

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Armada Music
Armada Music logo.svg
Founded 2003
Founder Armin van Buuren
Maykel Piron
David Lewis
Genre Electronic dance music, trance
Country of origin Netherlands
Location Amsterdam
Official website www.armadamusic.nl

Armada Music is a Dutch record label that specializes in releasing electronic dance music, co-founded by Armin van Buuren.[1]

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.

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 faster uplifting trance tracks.[2][3]

On 29 August 2013, Armada Music announced that Cosmic Gate, the famous German trance duo will launch a new sublabel "Wake Your Mind Recordings".[4]

Current Sublabels[5][edit]

Closed Sublabels[edit]

  • 68 Recordings
  • Bandung
  • Club Elite
  • Coldharbour Red
  • Cyber Records
  • Different Pieces
  • Energetic Sounds
  • Gangsta Audio

Signed Artists[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A night in the life". Time Out. Archived from the original on 1 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-15. 
  2. ^ van Buuren, Armin. "Who's Afraid of 138?! label". Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Armada Music. "Armada Music's new sublabel "Who's Afraid Of 138?!"". Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Armada Music. "Armada welcomes Cosmic Gate & Wake Your Mind Records". Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Armada Music. "Armada Music Labels". Retrieved 18 April 2014. 

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