Ultra Records

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Ultra Records
Type
  • Record label
  • Publishing
  • Artist management
IndustryMusic
Founded
Key people
  • Patrick Moxey
  • David Waxman
Owner
ParentSony Music Entertainment
Websiteultrarecords.com

Ultra Records is an American record label formed in New York City in 1995 by former Polygram and Virgin Records executive Patrick Moxey. As of December 23, 2012, Ultra entered a global partnership with Sony Music, giving its artists access to Sony's international marketing and promotional resources.[1]

Ultra Records' roster includes Sofi Tukker, Kygo, Steve Aoki, Mr. Probz, DVBBS, Shaun Frank, Era Istrefi, Deorro, Flosstradamus, Carnage, Louis The Child, Alina Baraz & Galimatias, Lost Frequencies, Tep No, Benny Benassi, Mako, Klingande, Giiants, Iceleak, and Headhunterz. Ultra has featured releases from deadmau5, Alan Walker, Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Kaskade, Above & Beyond, Armin Van Buuren, Sak Noel, Paul Oakenfold, Avicii, David Guetta, Pitbull, The Crystal Method, The Bloody Beetroots, Sasha, John Digweed, and Virginia to Vegas.[2]

Awards[edit]

Ultra Music has received a Grammys for Benny Benassi's remix of Public Enemy's “Bring The Noise” (2008) and Skrillex’s remix of Benny Benassi's "Cinema" (2012), as well as being nominated in 2017 for Best Dance Recording with Sofi Tukker's “Drinkee,” Best Dance Electronic Album with Jean-Michel Jarre's “Electronic 1: The Time Machine”, and Best Music Film with Steve Aoki’s “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead”.[3] Ultra Music has also won the title of International Dance Music Awards' Best American Music Label 10 consecutive times.[4]

Certifications[edit]

By 2017, Ultra Records (then Ultra Music) had received Diamond, Platinum, and Gold records worldwide.

  • OMI's "Cheerleader" (Felix Jaehn Remix) has received 1× Diamond, 20× Platinum, and 7× Gold certifications globally.
  • Steve Aoki and member of One Direction, Louis Tomlinson, released their collaboration “Just Hold On,” which went Gold and Silver in 6 countries in four months.
  • “Don’t Be So Shy (Filatov & Karas Remix)” by French singer and model Imany went 2× Platinum.
  • Producer and DJ Deorro’s Latin crossover ballad “Bailar”, featuring Grammy Award-winning Merengue singer Elvis Crespo went multi-Platinum and Gold.
  • Deorro's collaboration with Chris Brown “Five More Hours” earned 19× Platinum and 4× Gold certifications.
  • “Paradise,” a collaboration between Benny Benassi and Chris Brown went certified Gold in 2016.
  • Jesper Jenset's singles released on the label in partnership with Sony Music Norway "High" and "Painkiller" have become 2× Platinum and Gold in Norway, respectively.[5]

Recent signings to the Ultra repertoire have acquired some charted titles:

  • Lost Frequencies’ “Are You With Me” with multi-Platinum and Gold certifications across 14 countries.
  • Pop singer Era Istrefi’s track “BonBon” went Gold in 4 countries.
  • SNBRN’s “Gangsta Walk” went 2× Platinum.
  • French producer Klingande went Platinum with his song “Somewhere New”.
  • Grammy-nominated duo Sofi Tukker went certified Gold with their record “Drinkee”.
  • Ultra's artist Kygo performed the Closing Ceremony of Rio's 2016 Olympics.[6]

Synchs[edit]

Ultra Records releases are featured in films, television programs, video games, film trailers, and advertisements, including the following in 2016:

Partnerships[edit]

  • Ultra Records has produced a series of long concert movies, including Steve Aoki’s Grammy-nominated I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2016) documentary, as well as Kygo and Deorro's forthcoming concert documentaries.
  • Ultra Music Festival and Ultra Records have partnered with one another to create a series of electronic music festivals worldwide.[9]

Compilations[edit]

Dance music compilations that have come out on Ultra Records:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ultra Music and Sony Announce Partnership, Patrick Moxey Named President of Electronic Music". Billboard. January 23, 2013. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "Homepage | Ultra Music / Ultra Records / Ultra". www.ultramusic.com. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees". GRAMMY.com. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "31st Annual International Dance Music Awards - Winter Music Conference 2017 - WMC 2017". Winter Music Conference. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  5. ^ "IFPI" (in Norwegian). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  6. ^ Olympic (August 23, 2016). "Carry Me - Kygo feat. Julia Michaels Live at the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony". Archived from the original on December 21, 2021. Retrieved May 3, 2017 – via YouTube.
  7. ^ Steve Aoki feat. Kid Ink - Delirious (Boneless) - War Dogs Trailer
  8. ^ "Ultra Music Media - Home". ultramusicmedia.com. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  9. ^ "Exclusive: Ultra Music, Ultra Music Festival Announce 'Global Alliance'". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  10. ^ Ultra.Dance at Amazon.com
  11. ^ Ultra.Trance at Amazon.com
  12. ^ "DJ Ricardo at Allmusic.com".
  13. ^ Out.Anthems at Amazon.com
  14. ^ "Out.Anthems at About.com".

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