Armada Music, which claims to be the most important unbiased dance music label on the earth, has employed Jason Ellis (previously of Positiva) as World Senior A&R Director.
Ellis may even function an Acquisition Marketing consultant for BEAT Music Fund, Armada Music’s recently-launched dance music funding arm.
As World Senior A&R Director, Ellis shall be liable for sourcing and creating up-and-coming expertise, and can seek the advice of on future acquisitions as BEAT continues to scale.
He shall be based mostly in Armada Music’s London workplace.
For over 20 years, Ellis was on the helm of Common Music Group-owned UK dance label Positiva Data, which throughout his tenure generated over 80 million single gross sales, 3.5 million album gross sales and 4 billion streams within the UK alone.
He most not too long ago served as Managing Director, combining the position with senior A&R duties at Virgin, Virgin EMI and most not too long ago EMI Data, the place he signed Swedish Home Mafia, Eric Prydz and Jonas Blue, while overseeing campaigns for the likes of Avicii, Gorgon Metropolis, Sub Focus, David Guetta and deadmau5.
Amsterdam-based Armada Music – the indie label behind such dance/techno legends as Chicane and Paul Van Dyk – launched BEAT Music, in April and revealed plans to spend $100 million on M&A in its first two years.
On the time, BEAT, which stands for “Finest Ever Acquired Tracks,” introduced two acquisitions:
- The grasp recordings catalog of KMS Data, which was based by home and techno legend Kevin Saunderson.
- The grasp and publishing catalogs of musician, DJ and producer ARTY, a.ok.a. Alpha 9.
Earlier this month, Madeleine van Schendel joined Armada as Chief Development Officer, whereas Jop Bonnike, previously Common Supervisor, was promoted to Chief Working Officer, and Michel Peek from Head of Publishing to Common Supervisor Publishing.
“Having Jason on board to steer the A&R route for each BEAT and Armada shall be invaluable as we try to construct the best legacy of dance music,” —
Maykel Piron, Armada Music
“Having Jason on board to steer the A&R route for each BEAT and Armada shall be invaluable as we try to construct the best legacy of dance music,” mentioned Maykel Piron, CEO of Armada Music & CEO of BEAT Music Fund.
Basically it’s all about constructing and nurturing the perfect music and artists. I can’t wait to get began!”
“Becoming a member of Maykel and the workforce at Armada and the not too long ago launched BEAT Music Fund feels just like the pure subsequent step in my profession, given the thrilling alternative to utilise my appreciable community and expertise constructed up over a few years,” mentioned Ellis.
“It’s a really thrilling time for each corporations on many ranges, however basically it’s all about constructing and nurturing the perfect music and artists. I can’t wait to get began!”
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