Nabil Ayers

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Nabil Ayers
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Background information
Occupation(s) Entrepreneur, writer, musician
Instruments Drums
Labels 4AD, The Control Group, V2, Mercury, Barsuk
Associated acts The Long Winters, Tommy Stinson

Nabil Ayers is an American entrepreneur, writer and musician. He is the U.S. Label Manager for UK-based record label 4AD[1] where he has led album campaigns for Grimes, St. Vincent, Purity Ring, Deerhunter, tUnE-yArDs, Future Islands, The Breeders, and The National, whose album Sleep Well Beast won the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album.[2] Ayers co-founded Seattle’s Sonic Boom Records store with his business partner, Jason Hughes, and founded the independent record label The Control Group. As a drummer, he has performed with various acts, most recently The Long Winters and Tommy Stinson.

Ayers currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. In March 2016, Brooklyn Magazine named Ayers #7 in a list of "The 100 Most Influential People In Brooklyn Culture.” [1]

In July 2016, it was announced that Sonic Boom Records was sold to a longtime customer.[3] Ayers published a memoir about the store that was published in Seattle newspaper, The Stranger.[4] Ayers has recently published pieces in The New York Times, Huffington Post and The Root.[5][6][7]

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