|Occupation(s)||Entrepreneur, writer, musician|
|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 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. 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.
In July 2016, it was announced that Sonic Boom Records was sold to a longtime customer. Ayers published a memoir about the store that was published in Seattle newspaper, The Stranger. Ayers has recently published pieces in The New York Times, Huffington Post and The Root.
- "The 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture". Brooklyn Magazine”.