Spinnin' Records

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Spinnin' Records
Spinnin' Records logo.svg
Parent company Warner Music Group
Founded 1999 (1999)
  • Eelko van Kooten
  • Roger de Graaf (CEO)
Country of origin Netherlands
Location Hilversum, Netherlands
Official website spinninrecords.com

Spinnin' Records is a Dutch record label[1] founded in 1999 by Eelko van Kooten and Roger de Graaf.[2][3] The label, which specializes in electronic music, has over 23 million subscribers and 13 billion views on YouTube. In September 2017, Warner Music Group acquired Spinnin' for over $100 million.[4]


Van Kooten is the son of former Dutch radio DJ and businessman Willem van Kooten, and initially worked in the publishing business of his father.[5] Together with Roger de Graaf, a former employee of the specialist dance retailer Rhythm Import, van Kooten formed Spinnin' Records in 1999.[5] In the beginning, they concentrated on the pressing of vinyl for artists.[5]

Spinnin' Records hosts 25 active sub-labels alongside their main imprint; the majority linked to a specific artist. The label provides A&R, management, publishing and (digital) marketing for artists they have under contract. The label used to promote songs without naming the artists in order to 'create a buzz'.[6]

Following the acquisition of Spinnin' by Warner Music Group, co-founder van Kooten left the company while de Graaf became the CEO.[7]







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  18. ^ Meadow, Matthew (4 April 2016). "After Leaving Spinnin', Mike Hawkins Signs Exclusively With Armada". Your EDM. Retrieved 17 July 2016. 
  19. ^ Medved, Matt (27 August 2015). "Martin Garrix Leaves Spinnin' Records and MusicAllStars Management". Billboard. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  20. ^ Meadow, Matthew (4 April 2016). "After Leaving Spinnin', Mike Hawkins Signs Exclusively With Armada". Your EDM. Retrieved 17 July 2016. 

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