Armada Music Awarded ‘Label Of The Year’ At Electronic Dance Music Awards In Miami

March 22, 2024 – Armada Music, the world’s biggest independent dance music label, has further solidified its position as an industry frontrunner by clinching the prestigious fan-voted Label Of The Year award at the Electronic Dance Music Awards (EDMAs). This marks the first time the label has picked up the award since the EDMAs’ relaunch and the expansion of its categories in 2022.

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Expressing immense pride in the win, Maykel Piron, Armada Music's CEO and co-founder, said: "We are deeply honored to receive recognition at the EDMAs this year, and the fact that it's fan-voted makes it even more special! We were told we got 1.3 million votes this year, so it's truly fantastic to have this strong community of fans very much alongside us on this remarkable journey."

The award serves as a testament to the remarkable achievements of Armada Music over the past year. Among these accomplishments are the monumental milestone of Lost Frequencies' ‘Are You With Me’ surpassing 1 billion streams on Spotify and the global resurgence of Mason vs Princess Superstar’s ‘Perfect (Exceeder),' which re-entered the Official UK Top 40 Charts and debuted on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. The label has also completed several prestigious signings in the running year, including a career-defining dual record deal with Armada Music and Kontor Records for Lilly Palmer and a long-term deal with Will Clarke. Armada Music also been celebrating its twentieth anniversary since last year June and launched BEAT Music Fund, the first dance music investment company, to further cement its reputation as one of dance music’s top players.

Armada Music co-founder Armin van Buuren also picked up the award for Best Radio Show for A State of Trance, and the label secured six additional nominations in various categories: Dance Radio Song of the Year, Dance Electro/Pop Song of the Year, Best Collaboration and Music Video of the Year for Loud Luxury, Two Friends and Bebe Rexha’s ‘If Only I’, and Dance Radio Artist and Producer of the Year for Armin van Buuren.

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About Armada Music

Armada Music is the biggest independent dance music label in the world. Founded by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron (CEO) and David Lewis, the label manages an ever-growing catalog of over 40,000 tracks, built up across twenty-plus years of specialized dance music exploitation.

Representing artists such as Armin van Buuren, ARTY, D.O.D, Eelke Kleijn, Jan Blomqvist, Loud Luxury, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tensnake, THEMBA and Yulia Niko, Armada Music amasses more than one billion streams per month, airplay on leading radio outlets such as BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM, and top positions in the world’s most notable charts. The label also takes great pride in major achievements such as Armin van Buuren’s GRAMMY nomination for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’, Loud Luxury and Brando’s ‘Body’ surpassing one billion streams on Spotify and breaking artists such as Lost Frequencies into global stardom.

Across offices in Amsterdam (HQ), New York, London and Laren (NL), Armada Music offers a truly global appeal to its growing roster. The label has its own club, radio studio and multiple production studios, and hosts various live formats. Producer platform Armada University, which offers educational products and opportunities, shows the label’s sustained effort to nurture the next wave of talent.

In 2023, Armada Music launched BEAT Music Fund, the world’s first dance music investment company, that acquires catalogs with the mission of honoring, representing and reinvigorating them. BEAT’s portfolio will continue to grow; in the first six months following its launch, BEAT acquired the catalogs of, among others, electronic music star ARTY, house and techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records, legendary NYC-based house label King Street Sounds and chart-topping producers Chocolate Puma.

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