Spinnin' Records

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Spinnin' Records
Spinnin' Records logo.svg
Parent companyWarner Music Group
Founded1999 (1999)
  • Eelko van Kooten
  • Roger de Graaf (CEO)
Country of originNetherlands
LocationHilversum, Netherlands
Official websiteOfficial website

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 26 million subscribers and 15 billion views on YouTube. In September 2017, Warner Music Group acquired Spinnin' Records 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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  • Controversia (run by Alok)
  • Curtis Alto Music (run by Curtis Alto)
  • Dharma Worldwide (run by KSHMR)[8]
  • DOORN Records (run by Sander van Doorn)
  • Fonk Recordings (run by Dannic)
  • Heldeep Records (run by Oliver Heldens)
  • Hysteria Records (run by Bingo Players)
  • Ignite Recordings (run by Firebeatz)
  • Jack Back (run by David Guetta)
  • Kryteria Records (run by Kryder)[9]
  • Liquid Recordings
  • Made In NL
  • Maxximize Records (run by Blasterjaxx)
  • Musical Freedom Records (run by Tiësto)
    • AFTR:HRS (sublabel of Musical Freedom)
  • Night Service Only (run by CID)
  • OZ Records (run by Ummet Ozcan)
  • Potion (run by The Magician)
  • Spinnin' Copyright Free Music
  • Spinnin' Deep
  • Spinnin' NEXT
  • Spinnin' Premium[10]
  • Spinnin' Remixes
  • Spinnin' Talent Pool
  • SPRS [11]
  • Trobi Music (run by Trobi)
  • White Label
  • Work Records

Former Sublabels[edit]

  • Abzolut (run by Koen Groeneveld) (now independent)
  • Bald & Hairy Cutz
  • Barong Family (run by Yellow Claw) (now independent)
  • Bitte Ein Beat (now defunct)
  • BMKLTSCH RCRDS (run by Mike Mago) (now independent)
  • Cartel Recordings (run by Kryder & Tom Staar) (rebranded as Kryteria Records)
  • Confidence Recordings (now defunct)
  • Couture (run by Claudia Cazacu) (now defunct)
  • Dark Beatz (now defunct)
  • Foktop!
  • Fudge Records (run by Hi-Tack) (now defunct)
  • Funkalicious (now defunct)
  • Fly Eye Records (run by Calvin Harris) (now defunct)
  • Housequake (now defunct)
  • HEXAGON (run by Don Diablo) (now independent)
  • Jinx Records (run by Randy Katana) (now defunct)
  • Kanary Redords (now independent)
  • Katana Beatz (run by Randy Katana)
  • Konverted (now defunct)
  • Lucky Star Records (now defunct)
  • Magnetize (run by Bart B More and East & Young) (now defunct)
  • Natch Recordings (now defunct)
  • Natural Born Grooves Recordings (now defunct)
  • Nasty Tunes (now defunct)
  • Night Vision (run by Simon Patterson) (now defunct)
  • Nope Is Dope Records (run by 4 Strings)
  • Oxygen Recordings (now defunct)[12]
  • PonyPlay Records (now defunct)
  • Protocol Recordings (run by Nicky Romero) (now independent)
  • Punx Records (run by Moguai) (now defunct)
  • Raw Sessions Recordings (run by Ronald van Gelderen) (now defunct)
  • Rebel Yard (run by The Partysquad) (now defunct)
  • Reset Records (now defunct)
  • Rock The Houze (run by Sidney Samson) (now defunct)
  • Rootz Records (now defunct)
  • RR Recordings (run by Ron van den Beuken) (now defunct)
  • Showland Records (run by Swanky Tunes) (now defunct)
  • Skink Records (run by Showtek) (now independent)
  • Sleeve On
  • Smaakstof
  • Smash The House (run by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike) (now independent)
  • Streamlined Records (run by Leon Bolier) (now defunct)
  • Spinnin' Compilations (rebranded as Spinnin' Talent Pool)
  • Spinnin' Stripped (now defunct)
  • Sneakerz MUZIK (now defunct)
  • Sunrise Recordings (now defunct)
  • supersoniQ Records (run by Quintino) (now defunct)
  • Tech Essentials (now defunct)
  • The Pop Shop
  • Tone Diary Recordings (run by Marcus Schössow) (now defunct)
  • Trap City (now independent)[13]
  • Tytanium Recordings (run by Sean Tyas) (now owned by Black Hole Recordings)
  • Wall Recordings (run by Afrojack) (now independent)
  • With Love Music (now defunct)
  • 2Play Records (now defunct)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "50 Most Important People in EDM". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  2. ^ Conte, Cynthia (20 August 2012). "Elektro Exclusive: Interview with the founders of Spinnin' Records". Elektro Daily. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014.
  3. ^ Sada, Riccardo (17 October 2014). "ADE 2014, Spinnin' Records, promo e acquisizioni" (in Italian). DJ Mag Italia. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Warner buys Spinnin' Records in $100m+ deal - Music Business Worldwide". 7 September 2017.
  5. ^ a b c de Vries, Atze (23 April 2015). "3voor12 - Eelko van Kooten (Spinnin'): "Alle muziek wordt gratis"". 3voor12 (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  6. ^ "R3hab and KSHMR Revealed as Artists Behind 'Strong' on Spinnin' Records: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  7. ^ "WMG acquires Spinnin' Records". Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  8. ^ "KSHMR ANNOUNCES HIS OWN DHARMA WORLDWIDE RECORD LABEL". We Rave You. 19 June 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  9. ^ "KRYDER'S IMPRINT SOSUMI SAYS GOODBYE WITH THE 100TH RELEASE". The Groove Cartel. 1 April 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Spinnin' Records Launches New Subscription Model Titled "Spinnin' Premium"". Your EDM. 25 October 2015.
  11. ^ "SPRS Releases & Artists on Beatport". beatport.com.
  12. ^ "Community wall photos". VKontakte. 2 May 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Trap City is here!". Spinnin' Records. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  14. ^ Corish, Dave (16 January 2017). "CMC$ Releases Future-Pop Anthem for Your 2017 Summer Fling". EDM Sauce. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  15. ^ Mac, Petey (5 December 2012). "Starkiller & Bl3nd - Xception (Original Mix) [Spinnin' Records]". Your EDM. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  16. ^ a b Meadow, Matthew (8 February 2016). "Julian Jordan & Mike Hawkins Break Up With Spinnin' Records". Your EDM. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  17. ^ a b Meadow, Matthew (4 April 2016). "After Leaving Spinnin', Mike Hawkins Signs Exclusively With Armada". Your EDM. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  18. ^ Medved, Matt (27 August 2015). "Martin Garrix Leaves Spinnin' Records and MusicAllStars Management". Billboard. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  19. ^ Menendez, Devon (19 November 2015). "Merk & Kremont sign to Spinnin' Records". We Rave You. Archived from the original on 28 October 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  20. ^ Gupta, Pranav (20 January 2016). "Zaeden Signs With MusicAllStars Management". The Bangin Beats. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016.

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