Armada Music

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Armada Music
FounderArmin van Buuren, Maykel Piron, David Lewis
Country of originNetherlands

Armada Music is a Dutch independent record label that specialises in releasing electronic dance 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?]

Signed artists[edit]

Artists currently signed by Armada Music include:[4][self-published source?]

Awards and nominations[edit]

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.[5] 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.[6] In 2016, Armada Music was one of the 21 labels nominated for the IMPALA FIVEUNDERFIFTEEN[7] campaign shining a light on Europe's most inspiring young labels. The label received the IMPALA Young Label Spotlight Award.[8]


  1. ^ "A night in the life". Time Out. Archived from the original on 26 January 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2008.
  2. ^ a b Papadatos, Markos (10 December 2015). "Meet Maykel Piron: Co-Founder and CEO of Armada Music SPECIAL". Digital Journal. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  3. ^ "About". Armada Music.
  4. ^ "Artists". Armada Music.
  5. ^ "31st Annual International Dance Music Awards – Winter Music Conference 2016 – WMC 2016". Winter Music Conference. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  6. ^ "GOOGLE, ARMADA, POINT BLANK, DJ MAG: ACADEMY OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC". Webby Awards. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  7. ^ "IMPALA Young Label Spotlight". Impala. 27 July 2020.
  8. ^ "FIVEUNDERFIFTEEN: Armada Music (The Netherlands)". The Independent Echo. Archived from the original on 7 June 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016.

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