Armada Music

Armada Music is an independent Dutch record label that has its headquarters in Amsterdam. On this label, or its sub-labels almost exclusively trance and house music is published. Armin van Buuren is co-founder of the label.


The record label Armada was founded in 2003 by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron and David Lewis. The name Armada emerged from the first two letters of the three first names. Headquartered in Amsterdam has it. Today, Armada Music includes 26 sub-labels and were made over 2600 musical publications.

In the years 2009 to 2012, the label was awarded the title of Best Global Dance Label. This award is presented annually at the International Dance Music Awards, which will take place in Miami at the Winter Music Conference. Moreover, won in 2009 and 2010 by Armada Music artists and producers five other awards.


The co-founder Armin van Buuren produces his music mostly on the label Armind. This label he founded in 1999 together with the record label United Recordings and was incorporated in the creation of Armada Music in this label. The first track, which was produced on Armind in this new composite, is As the rush comes by Motorcycle. In addition, Armin yet started the label Captivating Sounds in the new " label family '. In the same year the label A State of Trance still came ( to match the same radio show ) Club Elite ( under the direction of DJ MIKE aka Push) and Bandung ( under the direction of DJ Harry Lemon ) was added. A little later founded the contract standing even at Armada Music Markus Schulz his own sublabel called Coldharbour Recordings, through which since then had to publish his music. In 2007, Coldharbour Recordings founded the sub label Coldharbour Recordings Red In 2008, the Magic Iceland Records label was added, which was founded by Roger Shah. Co-founded in February 2009 Future Sound of Eygpt, which is run by Aly & Fila and a sublabel of Offshore Music was, was bought in February 2010 by Armada Music and has since become a sub-label of this.

In July 2010, merged with Armada Music Paul van Dyk's label Vandit Records. Vandit remains responsible for the A & R management, marketing the music of Vandit Records and its sub-label Vandit Digital assumes since Armada Music.

To the label Armada Music today includes 30 more sub-labels. Two of these sub-labels on their part have a sub-label. The full list is:

  • 68 Recordings
  • 6K Music
  • A State of Trance
  • Armind
  • Aropa
  • AVA Recordings AVA Blue
  • Coldharbour Red
  • Combined Forces
  • Cryon Recordings
  • Cyber ​​Records
  • Different Pieces
  • Electronic Elements
  • Fame Recordings
  • Future Sound of Egypt
  • IHU Records
  • In My Opinion
  • Jee Productions
  • M Recordings
  • Magic Iceland Records
  • MainStage Music
  • Morrison Recordings
  • Organized Nature
  • Perfecto
  • Pilot 6 Recordings
  • Planet Love Records
  • Plus 39 Group
  • Re * Brand Records
  • S107 Recordings
  • Sound Piercing
  • State Recordings
  • Stoney Boy Music
  • Subculture
  • Trice Recordings
  • Vandit Records
  • Who's Afraid Of 138!
  • Wake Your Mind Recordings
  • Zouk Recordings

In addition to the previously mentioned artists Armin van Buuren, MIKE, Harry Lemon, Roger Shah and Markus Schulz have among other things, Aly & Fila, Andrew Bennett, Andy Moor, Mike Koglin, Anita Kelsey, Arnej, Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren, Chicane, Dash Berlin, Fred Baker Jan Johnston, John O'Callaghan, Jose Amnesia, Leon Bolier, Max Graham, Mr. Pit, Ørjan Nilsen, Ozgur Can, Signum, Stonebridge, Tom case, W & W and Way Out West on Armada their music or a sublabel published.

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