Spinnin' Records

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]

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

Background

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]

Sub-labels

  • Congo Records (run by Lincoln Jesser)
  • 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)
  • SOURCE
  • 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

  • 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)

Artists

List includes both current and former artists.

See also

References

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  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 $100m+ deal - Music Business Worldwide". 7 September 2017.
  5. de Vries, Atze (23 April 2015). "3voor12 - Eelko van Kooten (Spinnin'): "Alle muziek wordt gratis"". 3voor12 (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  6. "R3hab and KSHMR Revealed as Artists Behind 'Strong' on Spinnin' Records: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  7. "WMG acquires Spinnin' Records". Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  8. "KSHMR ANNOUNCES HIS OWN DHARMA WORLDWIDE RECORD LABEL". We Rave You. 19 June 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  9. "KRYDER'S IMPRINT SOSUMI SAYS GOODBYE WITH THE 100TH RELEASE". The Groove Cartel. 1 April 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  10. "Spinnin' Records Launches New Subscription Model Titled "Spinnin' Premium"". Your EDM. 25 October 2015.
  11. "SPRS Releases & Artists on Beatport". beatport.com.
  12. "Community wall photos". VKontakte. 2 May 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  13. "Trap City is here!". Spinnin' Records. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  14. Corish, Dave (16 January 2017). "CMC$ Releases Future-Pop Anthem for Your 2017 Summer Fling". EDM Sauce. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
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  16. Meadow, Matthew (4 April 2016). "After Leaving Spinnin', Mike Hawkins Signs Exclusively With Armada". Your EDM. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
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