Atlantic Records UK has today announced the signing of North London rapper, Tion Wayne, to a long-term artist deal. & Juliet 22Gz 4th & Orange A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie A R I Z O N A You only need look at its fast-rising modern artist roster, which includes the MOBO-nominated songwriter/rapper Darkoo, as well as North London’s Tion Wayne, who went Top 10 in June with I Dunno. While everyone on the team is incredibly proud of the label’s heritage, we’re focused on building on that and foundation and adding exciting new signings like Darkoo, Tion Wayne, Laura Mvula and many others to our roster. [3] It was founded in June 2004 when Warner Music Group bought East West Records from Time Warner and rebranded its UK operation. Atlantic Records has long been an unimpeachable force in the UK music industry, but over the last 18 months it’s faced its fair share of challenges. Atlantic Records UK is a British record label used as copyright-holder for UK releases on the Atlantic label. 139 Tracks. No Time For Tears Little Mix, Nathan Dawe Atlantic Records UK. Daboh’s been busy following his own advice, and in conjunction with Atlantic’s leadership team has contributed to a string of new label hires including Kim Jarrett – who has previously worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Massive Attack and Radiohead – as Senior Video Commissioner. As you might recall, in one of the sterner proclamations of his Music Business UK Manifesto this summer, Daboh told his fellow industry executives that the best way to fix racial inequality within their core teams wasn’t just to sit, and Zoom, and plan. This summer, Atlantic enjoyed a huge UK Top 10 with Tion Wayne’s ‘I Dunno’. The first Chairman was Max Lousada, previously Head of A&R at Mushroom Records UK and, as of June 2019, Chairman and CEO Warner Music UK. Good Kojey Radical Atlantic Records UK. Since 1989 Atlantic Records Management Company has provided cost effective records management solutions for small and large business including legal and medical offices, engineering and architectural firms and public agencies. [10][11] In 2019, the label was reconfigured around A&R, Promotions, Marketing, Publicity, Creative and Audience. This article originally appeared in the latest (Q4 2020) issue of MBW’s premium quarterly publication, Music Business UK, which is landing with our subscribers now. In the same year The Guardianput Lousada joint 20t… Other additions at Atlantic have included Leila Singh (Marketing Manager), Jennifer Akoto (Publicist), as well as Jonathan Chabala, the label’s new Audience Manager. 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If we were having this conversation 20 years ago, we’d be talking about school playgrounds, uni student halls, and nightclubs. In some ways, because there’s so much music being released, it’s harder to identify special records and artists. I was never super comfortable with the word BAME. We’re also aware that some super credible, legendary black music executives in the US have come out and said that ‘urban music’ is a better term because of the success that they’ve had associated with being ‘urban music’ executives. It has been more than 8 years and counting and we have consistently provided vital entertainment industry contacts for music industry professionals, artist/musicians, producers, songwriters, and fashion models. Seven years ago, at a birthday party where guests were asked to come dressed as their favourite musical icon, I came as a member of Run DMC. Six months later, the industry was abuzz with news of Austin Daboh joining the label as EVP, in a dual role that also saw him join the Warner Music UK leadership team. I think in the UK, we’re pretty much agreed – certainly at Atlantic, it’s agreed – that ‘black music’ works better than ‘urban music’. Elektra's independence renews the WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) triad that had for decades mark the original company organization. As a cost-cutting maneuver, the new owners of Warner Music Group merged Atlantic Records with its Elektra Records sister to form The Atlantic Records Group. And that’s simply because of the negative connotations around urban music being pigeonholed over the years. 981 Followers. Atlantic Records UK, London, United Kingdom. But the new management team here – co-Presidents Ed Howard and Briony Turner, Director of Promotions (and label Godfather) Damian Christian, GM Liz Goodwin and myself – have been taking feedback from staff to work out: What are the challenges? Distribution companies like ADA do an amazing job of allowing artists to hold on to a larger share of royalties while getting their music out into the world. Obviously that’s TikTok, it’s Triller, it’s Fortnite, Roblox and so on. Now, following a series of personnel and leadership changes, it’s entering a new era. We’re creating an infrastructure and an incubator that allows talent to thrive, maybe without some of the more negative pressures that have existed in the music industry in years gone by. Former Apple Music executive Austin Daboh is moving over to Atlantic Records UK as executive vp, parent company Warner Music UK (WMUK) announced Tuesday (June 9). Stream Tracks and Playlists from Atlantic Records UK on your desktop or mobile device. The British singer’s new contract comes almost two … Formed in 1947 by jazz fans Ahmet Ertegun, son of a Turkish diplomat, and Herb Abramson, formerly the artists-and-repertoire director for National Records, Atlantic became the most consistently successful New York City-based independent label of the 1950s, with an incomparable roster including Joe Turner, Ruth Brown, the Clovers, Ray Charles, Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters, and LaVern Baker. Yes, you can make a shitload of money being an independent, and more power to the artists that do that. Reporting into label co-presidents Briony Turner and … You can find out more about Atlantic Records by visiting Our Label. Check out Atlantic Records UK on Beatport. But BAME ain’t the one. And I think what we’re trying to do for next year with artists like Laura Mvula, Karl Benjamin, Kojey Radical, Darkoo, Tion Wayne, plus one or two others, is say to ourselves, ‘Okay, how can we keep that core beating heart of credibility that exists within their music, that honesty, but add that extra layer of world class production and/or songwriting to it?’ That’s something that Ed [Howard] and Briony [Turner] have been doing for a decade-plus now; they’re masters at it. Daboh says that he and Warner Music UK CEO, Tony Harlow amongst others, have been “locked in virtual rooms for several hours” this year, thrashing out new hiring policies and executing actions that, in Daboh’s words, make Warner “a better place to work for everyone”. This reactivation of Atco Records marks the first time in over 25 years that the label has actively operated under the Atlantic Records umbrella. I’ve definitely got to big up Rich Castillo, and some of our senior A&Rs – Kevin Christian Blair, David Aghedo and Terry Appiasei. Atlantic UK has been updated in other ways, too. The work that we’ve done at Atlantic so far. [7] In the same year The Guardian put Lousada joint 20th in its "Music Power 100" list of influential figures in the UK music industry. Be sure to check back frequently and follow us on Twitter for the latest opportunities and information. We’ve got a new management team at the label and new staff across the business who have brought new energy and ideas, and that’s already producing amazing results, and a lot of exciting new artists. Atlantic Recording Corporation (simply known as Atlantic Records) is an American major record label founded in October 1947. Sifting through all that data can be a challenge. Atlantic Records Group is an umbrella label owned by Warner Music Group that oversees several labels assigned to its Atlantic Records unit. searching for Atlantic Records UK 25 found (76 total) alternate case: atlantic Records UK. Not everything about Atlantic Records UK has been given a reboot, says Daboh: “The thing that’s made Atlantic so successful over the last 20 years is that super-nuanced, forensic approach when it comes to identifying, signing, and developing acts and all the promotion that comes with it. It just so happens that a spotlight was shone on things at Atlantic for the wider world to see, and we’ve responded. Atlantic Recording Corporation (simply known as Atlantic Records) is an American record label founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson. Atlantic/ ATCO Records, along with Warner Bros. Records / Reprise Records, were to be operated as separate record companies under this ownership umbrella. [4] The first Chairman was Max Lousada, previously Head of A&R at Mushroom Records UK[5] and, as of June 2019, Chairman and CEO Warner Music UK. We’ve made our first round of grants recently and one of the largest recipients was a UK organisation called the BCA, the Black Cultural Archives, based in Brixton, at No.1 Windrush Square. In 1967, Atlantic became a wholly owned subsidiary of Warne… “If you’re looking for a global team where you’re going to have 20 people waking up every morning with you as an artist as the first thing on their mind – or the second thing on their mind, after they brushed their teeth – you need to join a major label.”. This article originally appeared in the latest (Q4 2020) issue of MBW’s premium quarterly publication, Music Business UK, which is landing with our subscribers now. With that being said, there are different cultural nuances that exist in Europe and America. Reliable and Up-to-date contacts in the entertainment industry. [6] In 2011 Atlantic Records UK was named Label of the Year at the Music Week Awards. Think you have what it takes to be the next great artist on Atlantic Records? The axing of ‘urban’ music: Good thing – or ‘Band-Aid to the real conversation’? Atlantic Records – Manager/Director, International Marketing (US), Keith ‘Keefa’ Parker named Vice President of A&R at Atlantic Records. This is Warner Music Group's Official Store featuring the largest selection of Warner Music Group music and hand-picked merch. We also have a wider Warner data team to plug into. Beatport is the world's largest electronic music store for DJs Stream Tracks and Playlists from Atlantic Records UK A&R on your desktop or mobile device. Just fucking do it.’ That’s exactly what Atlantic has done. So we need a blended approach, where we speak to black music, which we believe is the right term to use in the UK, but we definitely won’t begrudge a territory with different cultural context using ‘urban music’. Welcome to Beatport. So in certain other countries, it’s ‘black music’ that has had the rough ride historically. [9] In 2014, Ben Cook was appointed President, Atlantic Records UK, reporting to Lousada. This continued until 1969, when Warner Bros-Seven Arts was purchased by Kinney National Company. We still rely on gut feeling about records, and we’ve got our own taste, which is just as important. 1 Track. [15] Current and older releases are listed on Discogs. And label founder Ertegun was Atlantic Records. That’s for those labels and for Tony [Harlow] to talk about, but credit where credit’s due: it’s not just Atlantic; Warner Music UK as a whole is fighting on all fronts, particularly in black music. [1] The same year Atlantic's dance and hip hop imprint Big Beat Records, which scored notable success for most of the 1990s (but had been in hibernation since 1998) was also relaunched. You can unsubscribe from said promotional emails at any time. When it comes to hiring, when it comes to the process around promoting, when it comes to taking feedback on board. Stream Tracks and Playlists from Atlantic Records UK on your desktop or mobile device. 1 Track. Meanwhile, the UK pop breakthroughs that Atlantic’s famous for have continued to emerge: see DJ/Producer Nathan Dawe (whose Lighter with KSI went Top 3 in the UK this summer) as well as Joel Corry, whose No.1 smash Head & Heart with MNEK has been a chart mainstay this year. In total, the label group has nearly three hundred artists on its roster. The issues we’re talking about here are not specific to Atlantic, by the way. 130554 Followers. I understand why it was created. Atlantic has had an amazing ten years, with the team delivering hits year after year, but we can’t deny there were some challenges last year. There’s no question about that and we actually partner with ADA on certain projects. 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