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. Atlantic Records UK got off to a strong start in 2020, with a three-week stint at number one in the singles chart with the all-Atlantic hit, ‘Own It,’ by Stormzy featuring Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy, with production by Fred Again. It’s an internal document that outlines our inclusivity targets, as well as the actions we’re taking to get us there.”. But what we’ve seen is actually, very quickly, within weeks of the fund becoming operational, the very first donation was made. At the time, Daboh said that he would be supporting Howard and Turner to lead Atlantic into “the next chapter in its legendary history”. Now, following a series of personnel and leadership changes, it’s entering a new era. $100m social justice and anti-racism fund. 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. It’s a question that I’m answering every single day. Atlantic Records UK is a British record label used as copyright-holder for UK releases on the Atlantic label. 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. Blame It On The Mistletoe AJ Mitchell, Ella Henderson Atlantic Records UK. Obviously that’s TikTok, it’s Triller, it’s Fortnite, Roblox and so on. A lot of people scoffed when they heard about Warner’s $100m fund, assuming it was just something that was going to live in the ether, and wouldn’t be a real thing. searching for Atlantic Records UK 25 found (76 total) alternate case: atlantic Records UK. The best of MBW, plus the most important music biz stories on the web. Atlantic Records UK represents artists including Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne, Rudimental, Anne-Marie, Rita Ora, Marina, Charli XCX and many more. We’re being more open and real about things, and that’s shown in many of the recent hires that we’ve made. Stream Tracks and Playlists from Atlantic Records UK on your desktop or mobile device. 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”. These emails form part of the service you elect to receive when you subscribe to any of MBW's free email services. The only thing that’s changed are the platforms where we do that listening. Celebrating Artists, Music Discovery and 60+ Years of Recorded Music History | Discover stories, music, videos, news, playlists and how to get signed. Welcome to Beatport. Jan 31, 2019 - Listen to Atlantic Records UK | SoundCloud is an audio platform that lets you listen to what you love and share the sounds you create.. London. Elektra's independence renews the WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) triad that had for decades mark the original company organization. Atlantic Recording Corporation (simply known as Atlantic Records) is an American major record label founded in October 1947. 139 Tracks. Over its first 20 years of operation, Atlantic earned a reputation as one of the most important American labels, specializing in jazz, R&B, and soul by Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, Ruth Brown and Otis Redding. Its position was greatly improved by its distribution deal with Stax. Christian joined Warner Music UK in 1999 as Director of Promotions for Atlantic and has since helped break, develop, and promote the careers of artists including Anne-Marie, Charli XCX, Clean Bandit, Darkoo, David Gray, Ed Sheeran, James Blunt, Jess Glynne, Joel Corry, Mahalia, Nathan Dawe, Paolo Nutini, Plan B, Rudimental and Tion Wayne, as well as international stars such as Ava Max, … It’s a conversation I’ve been having for years now, since I joined BBC Radio 1Xtra. 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. Atlantic Recording Corporation (simply known as Atlantic Records) is an American record label founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson. A careful balance is definitely required. [15] Current and older releases are listed on Discogs. 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. Marking one of the most exciting line-ups of the year – the track featured label mate Stormzy, as well as drill newcomer Dutchavelli – the release further cemented Tion as one of the leading voices in … 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? “The whole leadership team, with the support of Tony Harlow, are putting our money where our mouth is.”. He shared his place with John Reid and Christian Tattersfield, both from Warner. This summer, Atlantic enjoyed a huge UK Top 10 with Tion Wayne’s ‘I Dunno’. 130554 Followers. But are fan investments a better way for artists to make money from their audience. Good Kojey Radical Atlantic Records UK. 981 Followers. In the same year The Guardianput Lousada joint 20t… “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.”. The work that ADA do is amazing. [3] It was founded in June 2004 when Warner Music Group bought East West Records from Time Warner and rebranded its UK operation. 56K likes. “The core actions of discovering and identifying artists hasn’t really changed – it’s about looking, listening and learning from young people.”. Other additions at Atlantic have included Leila Singh (Marketing Manager), Jennifer Akoto (Publicist), as well as Jonathan Chabala, the label’s new Audience Manager. 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. More importantly, my time here has been about building and rebuilding relationships with the community and ensuring that the next generation of young black leaders are represented at a senior level in the music business. So in certain other countries, it’s ‘black music’ that has had the rough ride historically. Atlantic Records UK has today announced the signing of North London rapper, Tion Wayne, to a long-term artist deal. [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. Atlantic Records UK Video Channel The Atlantic Records Group consists of Atlantic, Bad Boy, Elektra and Lava Records. 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. 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. Be the One (feat. Things that have come off the back of that include how transparent we are in terms of the hiring process, and the way in which people progress through the company, plus the way that we treat different genres, and the love, attention and resources that are allocated to those genres. Just fucking do it.’ That’s exactly what Atlantic has done. “hip-hop music in the UK is quite unique in that it’s the one genre that can produce pop-like results without necessarily having pop-like production.”. 139 Tracks. 130554 Followers. And that’s simply because of the negative connotations around urban music being pigeonholed over the years. Elektra co-presidents, however, will answer to Atlantic Records Group Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman and Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald.[2]. [12][13], By 2010, their artists included Flo Rida, Jay-Z, T.I., Lupe Fiasco, B.o.B, Missy Elliott and Plan B[14] and by 2014 the list included Paolo Nutini, Ed Sheeran, Birdy, Rudimental, Marina and the Diamonds, Rumer, Twenty One Pilots, Lykke Li, Santigold and Clean Bandit. The harsh reality about the music business, and a pantomime led by clueless self-regarders. It’s interesting, hip-hop music in the UK is quite unique in that it’s the one genre that can produce pop-like results without necessarily having pop-like production. 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’. 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[6] In 2011 Atlantic Records UK was named Label of the Year at the Music Week Awards. The British singer’s new contract comes almost two … [Atlantic UK A&R Director] Rich Castillo and the A&R team have been brilliant at that, delivering new ideas and ensuring that we stay culturally relevant in multiple genres, whether that be drill, UKG or beyond.”. In total, the label group has nearly three hundred artists on its roster. On June 18, 2018, Warner Music Group announced the formation of Elektra Music Group to be launched as a stand-alone, independently-managed primary label at WMG on October 1. Sifting through all that data can be a challenge. 1 Track. It is with great sadness that today I announce I am stepping down as President of Atlantic Records, UK. If you open up the OCC [UK] charts, it’s true that you will see some independent records. But if you look at the biggest-selling artists of the last couple of years, you’re talking about Stormzy, No.1 platinum album, Headie One, No.1 album; Nines, No.1 album; if you’re talking about who’s having the big chart hits, the biggest albums, and generating the most amount of success, I think the evidence shows there are big advantages to the infrastructure that a major label provides. The whole leadership team, with the support of Tony Harlow, are putting our money where our mouth is. How can we be a better place to work for everyone? And label founder Ertegun was Atlantic Records. You can unsubscribe from said promotional emails at any time. If we were having this conversation 20 years ago, we’d be talking about school playgrounds, uni student halls, and nightclubs. This is Warner Music Group's Official Store featuring the largest selection of Warner Music Group music and hand-picked merch. The work that we’ve done at Atlantic so far. Atlantic Records UK is a redirect to Atlantic Records Group. Visit How To Get Signed to learn about how we discover new artists and get exclusive advice from Atlantic Records A&R and your favorite artists. 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). You can find out more about Atlantic Records by visiting Our Label. And big up Tony [Harlow], because he’s not just been listening, he’s also been determined to put positive changes into effect, including a drive for us publishing the first Warner Music UK Diversity, Equity and Inclusion report. Delivered for FREE, direct to your inbox each day. But BAME ain’t the one. Stream Tracks and Playlists from Atlantic Records UK on your desktop or mobile device. In addition to his Atlantic responsibilities, Daboh is an influential figure in Warner Music’s global mission to progress the inclusivity of its workforce; he sits on Warner’s internal board of directors for its $100m social justice and anti-racism fund, as unveiled earlier this year. 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. 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. We still rely on gut feeling about records, and we’ve got our own taste, which is just as important. [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. [8] In October 2011, the7stars advertising agency announced it had won a pitch to handle Atlantic Records UK's £2 million media planning and buying account, taking over from ZenithOptimendia. In the years to follow, Atlantic Records Group would add a host of other labels to its umbrella, including: Roadrunner Records, Fueled by Ramen, Custard Records and Maybach Music Group. Daboh reveals that Warner Music UK has now proudly committed to an internal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion report, which sets the company meaningful targets in its hiring practices, the opportunities it creates for employees and how it treats staff from the top down. 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. [9] In 2014, Ben Cook was appointed President, Atlantic Records UK, reporting to Lousada. Atlantic Records UK Reshuffles Senior Management Team The past month has also seen long-term Atlantic U.K. employee Max Lutkin promoted … 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. Atlantic Records UK PERSONAL STATEMENT ISSUED BY BEN COOK . The issues we’re talking about here are not specific to Atlantic, by the way. & Juliet 22Gz 4th & Orange A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie A R I Z O N A With a roster including Ray Charles, the Drifters, and Aretha Franklin, Atlantic Records pretty much was rhythm and blues in the '50s and '60s. [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. MBW occasionally sends important promotional emails that involve strategic collaborations with industry partners. MBW does not and will not share your data with any third-parties. Listen to Atlantic Records UK | SoundCloud is an audio platform that lets you listen to what you love and share the sounds you create.. London. I think in the UK, we’re pretty much agreed – certainly at Atlantic, it’s agreed – that ‘black music’ works better than ‘urban music’. Stream Tracks and Playlists from Atlantic Records UK A&R on your desktop or mobile device. 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. The core actions of discovering and identifying artists hasn’t really changed – it’s about looking, listening and learning from young people. Also, some artists are just more adept at doing that than others; some artists are organised, some have got a bigger team around them. Artists. Atlantic Records UK. Upon the merger, Elektra became largely dormant, with most of its retained roster absorbed by Atlantic. Check out Atlantic Records UK on Beatport. Now, following a series of personnel and leadership changes, it’s entering a new era. WMG’s family of labels—including Atlantic Records, Elektra Music Group, Parlophone, and Warner Records—is among the most prominent and successful in the history of music, encompassing a global roster of acclaimed artists and an unparalleled catalog including many of the world's most popular and influential recordings. Profile: Used as copyright-holder for UK releases on the Atlantic label. There’s a bigger team outside of them, but Rich, Kevin, David and Terry in particular know how to take that credibility that lives and breathes as part of UK street culture and black music culture, and then add a level of world class production and songwriting to it. Splitting off from Atlantic Records Group, EMG will take with it five labels that previously operated under the Atlantic group (including Elektra Records), three label staff, and a handful of major artists. At Atlantic, we’ve accepted that there will be certain countries and circumstances where ‘urban music’ works better. 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. In some ways, because there’s so much music being released, it’s harder to identify special records and artists. Follow us for exclusive updates, special content and new music from your favourite artists incl. The official page of Atlantic Records UK. Reliable and Up-to-date contacts in the entertainment industry. 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. 1 Track. 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. 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. Similar to ‘urban music’, I think the word should get thrown in the bin simply because it’s been used by too many organisations, too many government think tanks, when they’re lumping together cultures that in some cases have hardly anything in common whatsoever, even amongst the black community, let alone the Asian community, the South Asian community and other non-white ethnic groups. Have to find a way to describe a Group of private investors, UK word. ‘ black music ’ that has had the rough ride historically thing – ‘. 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