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’s an internal document that outlines our inclusivity targets, as well as the actions we’re taking to get us there. 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”. 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. You can literally have a freestyle shot on iPhone gatecrash the Top 40. Atlantic Records Group is an umbrella label owned by Warner Music Group that oversees several labels assigned to its Atlantic Records unit. Welcome to Beatport. Digital Distribution Start-Up – Senior Operations Manager / Director (US), Apple Music – Music Business Partnerships (UK), Warner fires A&R exec Scott Maclachlan after sexual harassment incidents in Australia and New Zealand, Bob Dylan sued for cut of proceeds from multi-million dollar catalog sale to Universal, Music app co-founded by multi-platinum US producer and ex-Universal exec will pay users up to $1,000 for identifying potential hits. 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. At the time, Daboh said that he would be supporting Howard and Turner to lead Atlantic into “the next chapter in its legendary history”. You can unsubscribe from said promotional emails at any time. Atlantic Records UK. Rita Ora signed a worldwide recording contract with Atlantic Records UK on Monday (June 20). When I last spoke to you, I talked about the lack of black faces in music organisations, particularly the lack of black females in organisations and I said, ‘Look, we can we can go around the houses, we can talk about and deliberate all of these things over and over, but at the end of the day, just do it. 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. 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. Atlantic Recording Corporation (simply known as Atlantic Records) is an American record label founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson. And gearing up for 2021, Atlantic is developing the likes of dancehall/R&B artist Stalk Ashley, as well as plotting the return of the Ivor Novello-winning Laura Mvula, and the MOBO Award-winning Mahalia. 13.1k Followers, 215 Following, 555 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Atlantic Records UK (@atlanticrecordsuk) And label founder Ertegun was Atlantic Records. In 2004, Time Warner sold Warner Music to a group of private investors. With a roster including Ray Charles, the Drifters, and Aretha Franklin, Atlantic Records pretty much was rhythm and blues in the '50s and '60s. Elektra was reactivated as a brand of Atlantic Records Group in 2009. 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. This continued until 1969, when Warner Bros-Seven Arts was purchased by Kinney National Company. The harsh reality about the music business, and a pantomime led by clueless self-regarders. Elektra's independence renews the WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) triad that had for decades mark the original company organization. Stream Tracks and Playlists from Atlantic Records UK on your desktop or mobile device. 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. They’re all about preserving the way in which the black British experience has been documented. Upon the merger, Elektra became largely dormant, with most of its retained roster absorbed by Atlantic. I’ve definitely got to big up Rich Castillo, and some of our senior A&Rs – Kevin Christian Blair, David Aghedo and Terry Appiasei. There’s no question about that and we actually partner with ADA on certain projects. Now, following a series of personnel and leadership changes, it’s entering a new era. It includes a big piece on how we can make Warner Music UK a better place to work for non-white staff, and it’s being taken very seriously at the highest levels. 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, … 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. 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. But what we’ve seen is actually, very quickly, within weeks of the fund becoming operational, the very first donation was made. Artists. 139 Tracks. With that being said, there are different cultural nuances that exist in Europe and America. I’ve been really, really happy with the progress that’s been made in my first six months of being at the company. 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. 130554 Followers. Other additions at Atlantic have included Leila Singh (Marketing Manager), Jennifer Akoto (Publicist), as well as Jonathan Chabala, the label’s new Audience Manager. MORGAN, Digga D & TIKE) Tike, Digga D, Morgan, Rudimental Atlantic Records UK. 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. 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.  In the same year The Guardian put Lousada joint 20th in its "Music Power 100" list of influential figures in the UK music industry. 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. This time last year, the label turned a corner with the appointment of Ed Howard and Briony Turner as its new UK co-Presidents. 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. 130554 Followers. Yes, you can make a shitload of money being an independent, and more power to the artists that do that. How can we be a better place to work for everyone? Follow us for exclusive updates, special content and new music from your favourite artists incl. So in certain other countries, it’s ‘black music’ that has had the rough ride historically. I get that it’s difficult, because at some point you have to find a way to describe a group of things. 981 Followers. 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. “I think in the UK, we’re pretty much agreed – certainly at Atlantic, it’s agreed – that ‘black music’ works better than ‘urban music’.”. Blame It On The Mistletoe AJ Mitchell, Ella Henderson Atlantic Records UK. I understand why it was created. 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. , "Dangerbird co-founder Jeff Castelaz to head Elektra Records", "Warner to Launch Elektra Music Group as Stand-Alone Company", "Atlantic Records UK Label : Releases : Discogs", "Ben Cook named Atlantic Records UK boss", "Ben Cook Named President of Atlantic UK", "Atlantic Records U.K. Overhauls Label Structure", "Atlantic U.K. steps into the 21st century", "Warner Music Group page about the Atlantic Records Group", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Atlantic_Records_Group&oldid=1000813828, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 16 January 2021, at 21:17. 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. Good Kojey Radical Atlantic Records UK. The core actions of discovering and identifying artists hasn’t really changed – it’s about looking, listening and learning from young people. If we were having this conversation 20 years ago, we’d be talking about school playgrounds, uni student halls, and nightclubs. 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). Sifting through all that data can be a challenge. The work that we’ve done at Atlantic so far. It just so happens that a spotlight was shone on things at Atlantic for the wider world to see, and we’ve responded. The official page of Atlantic Records UK. 139 Tracks. He shared his place with John Reid and Christian Tattersfield, both from Warner. 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. Celebrating Artists, Music Discovery and 60+ Years of Recorded Music History | Discover stories, music, videos, news, playlists and how to get signed. 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. Alternative & Indie - To be released February 5, 2021 | Atlantic Records UK Hi-Res The Watford, U.K. indie folk act's first album as a core trio in six years is a brooding collection of songs, and follows The Way is Read, their 2017 collaborative EP with the New York chamber ensemble, yMusic. 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. 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 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. Just fucking do it.’ That’s exactly what Atlantic has done. 1 Track. 1 Track. searching for Atlantic Records UK 25 found (76 total) alternate case: atlantic Records UK. Atlantic UK has been updated in other ways, too. You can find out more about Atlantic Records by visiting Our Label. Atlantic Recording Corporation (simply known as Atlantic Records) is an American major record label founded in October 1947. 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. 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. The best of MBW, plus the most important music biz stories on the web. 1 Track. We still rely on gut feeling about records, and we’ve got our own taste, which is just as important. 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. The whole leadership team, with the support of Tony Harlow, are putting our money where our mouth is. Spotify now allows ‘tipping’. Reliable and Up-to-date contacts in the entertainment industry. The British singer’s new contract comes almost two … Atlantic Records UK is a British record label used as copyright-holder for UK releases on the Atlantic label. Atlantic Records UK is a British record label used as copyright-holder for UK releases on the Atlantic label. 56K likes.  In 2011 Atlantic Records UK was named Label of the Year at the Music Week Awards. At Atlantic, we’ve accepted that there will be certain countries and circumstances where ‘urban music’ works better. 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. I’m not looking behind my shoulder at what went on previously; I’ve always been about the now. Atlantic Records – Manager/Director, International Marketing (US), Keith ‘Keefa’ Parker named Vice President of A&R at Atlantic Records. Atlantic Records UK has today announced the signing of North London rapper, Tion Wayne, to a long-term artist deal. This reactivation of Atco Records marks the first time in over 25 years that the label has actively operated under the Atlantic Records umbrella. 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. Listen to Atlantic Records UK A&R | SoundCloud is an audio platform that lets you listen to what you love and share the sounds you create.. 4 Tracks. The work that ADA do is amazing. This is Warner Music Group's Official Store featuring the largest selection of Warner Music Group music and hand-picked merch. 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