Armada Music, the Dutch record company and three time IDMA winner for ‘Best Global Record Label’, is expanding by launching a new artist management division…
Amsterdam, 28th July 2011 – Armada Music, the Dutch record company and three time IDMA winner for ‘Best Global Record Label’, is expanding by launching a new artist management division: Armada Music Management. Armada Music Management’s current roster consist of Armin van Buuren and recently signed the legendaryduo of Gabriel & Dresden, Dutch production-champs 16 Bit Lolitas, German house duo Dabruck & Klein and rising Dutch star Sied van Riel.
Armada Music Management will focus on long-term artist career strategies and developing artist brands in today’s digital world. Since the launch of Armada Music, Armin van Buuren has been managed by Maykel Piron. Piron: “We got many requests from other artists for management but we wanted to prioritize the development of the record company. Armada Music became a brand within the music industry and we’ve got a great team, so I now feel I’ve got room to set up this new division. I’m excited about the future for both Armada Music and our new Management division.”
Gabriel & Dresden are currently on an extensive US tour, marking their comeback after three years of solo-work. Josh Gabriel & Dave Dresden are responsible for 17 number one Billboard hits, three compilation albums, an artist album and seven International Dance Music Awards . The duo is currently working on a new compilation album, set for release on Armada Music in August 2011.
After working together for more than a decade, early 2011 saw the release of the Dabruck & Klein debut album ‘2:48 AM’. Including singles ‘I’ve Got My Pride (Hold My Head High)’, ‘Freak’ and ‘Heartbeat’, it represents the versatile sound of the German duo. Besides successful producers and label owners, Stefan Dabruck & Frank Klein are known for their outstanding DJ sets.
The 16 Bit Lolitas project has kept Dutch producers Peter Kriek and Ariaan Olieroock busy since 2003, claiming worldwide recognition with tracks like ‘The Puppet Show’, ‘Destiny’, ‘Passing Lights’, ‘Murder Weapon’, ‘Sedna’, ‘Nobody Seems To Care’ and remixes for Sander Kleinenberg and Armin van Buuren. The duo is currently working on a new artist album and will be playing in North and South America this summer.
Sied van Riel, often referred to as ‘the next big thing to hit trance’, has made a quick rise in dance land. In 2008, he won the ‘Best New Face’ award at the Trance Awards in London and his ‘Radiotor’, ‘Crossroads’ , ‘Riel People Know’ and collab ‘Serendipity’ shot through the roof in the charts. Known for doing his own thing, whether that be deep, melodic prog or rousing, energetic trance, Sied van Riel headlines some of today’s biggest greatest events and club nights.
For more information on Armada Music Management or the signed artists, check www.armadamusic.com