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Mark Doyle and his Fierce Angel

Fierce Angel

People look at music labels as companies that simply dish out tracks from talented artists and earn a share of their buck. Some critics even think of them as money leaching and exploitative companies. There is a school of thought which believes that recording labels limit the creative liberty of artists, and force them to produce the kind of music ...

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Anjunabeats: The Global Music Label

Anjunabeats

Music labels come in all shapes and sizes. Some are over exalted, others are criminally underrated. Some define the artists, while others are defined by the artist. Some concentrate on bagging the biggest names in the industry, while others focus on grooming the talent of the future. The aims and ambitions of two record labels are never the same. However, ...

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Revealed Recordings Creating Waves in the EDM World

Revealed Recordings

Electronic dance music (EDM) has been on the rise ever since the turn of the century. With each new day, we have are seeing a growing number of electronic musicians and electronic music enthusiasts. Though the prominence of electronic music is perhaps most greatly felt in Europe, it’s safe to say that the entire world is beginning to embrace electronic ...

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Kontor Records: Breaking Musical Stereotypes

Kontor Records

A lot of people have this misunderstanding that innovation in music compromises commercial success. Although that may be true for most record labels, it is definitely not a trait of Kontor Records. This music record label has proven to the world that long term album selling artists can exist in the world of electronic and dance music as well. Inception ...

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Armada Is Revolutionizing Electronic Music

The electronic dance music industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. Electronic music may be the new kid on the block, with respect to other genres of music, but it certainly has the potential to become the standard bearer for modern day music. To say that electronic music is immensely popular would be an understatement. Electronic Music Electronic music originated in ...

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Spinnin Records

Spinnin Records

“It All Starts with Good Music“ This is the motto of Spinnin Records, the Dutch independent record label founded by Eelko van Kooten and Roger de Graaf in 1999. Basing their sounds on the music coming out of the Netherlands at the time, the pair pushed out their EDM house beats and riffs as DJs and reached out to the ...

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Ministry of Sound

Ministry of Sound

The House of Houses The Ministry of Sound label (MOS) was founded in 1991 by DJ Justin Berkmann, whose dream was to create a club devoted to the house music that was coming out of New York, Chicago, and Detroit in the 1980s. When the doors first opened in September, Berkmann and two partners James Palumbo and Humphrey Waterhouse had ...

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Defected Records

Defected Records

Defected Records has just celebrated its fifteenth year in the music industry. The British record label was created in partnership with the Ministry of Sound by Simon Dunmore and Janet Bell in 1999. From its inception, Defected releases have influenced not only house music, but the label is now considered the world’s authority within the entire soul, disco, garage, and ...

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Hed Kandi Records

Hed Kandi Records

A Package Deal: Where Beauty and Music go Hand in Hand Start with a small, almost inconspicuous concept and turn it into a global phenomenon. That is the story of the United Kingdom’s Hed Kandi record label originally conceived by Mark Doyle in 1997. Mark Doyle When Mark Doyle was three years old, he demanded his own record player from ...

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Stereo-Productions

Stereo Productions

Why base a record label in Madrid? Sure, it may be a convenient location – it’s in the middle of Spain, but it’s not as if convenient shipping is a burden of the electronic music industry. It is in a western Europe that has a larger appetite for independent electronic music than anywhere else, so I suppose that’s a plus. ...

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