Armada Music Strengthens Publishing Division with Acquisition of Cloud 9 Music

Armada Music has announced the formation of Armada Music Group, a new parent company that further solidifies its position in the dance industry. The move brings together the company’s existing publishing division, Armada Publishing B.V., with its new publishing arm, Cloud 9 Music. The acquisition is a strategic move to position Armada as the go-to partner for the global electronic dance industry, which is projected to reach $20.9 billion by 2033.

As part of the deal, Cloud 9 Music’s copyright assets and songwriters will be serviced and administered by Armada Music Publishing. The acquisition also brings on board new talent, tripling the headcount of Armada’s publishing team. The move is expected to enable Armada to provide comprehensive guidance to artists and broaden its endeavors in the publishing world.

“This acquisition is significant to us and will boost our ability to empower today’s dance artists and expand their opportunities to monetize their work in the current landscape,” said Maykel Piron, CEO and co-founder of Armada Music Group. “Now more than ever, today’s artists need a trusted partner. Providing label, publishing services and opportunities within catalog investment all under one roof directly fuels our ongoing mission to advocate for dance artists, contribute to their success, and uphold the value of creativity.”

The acquisition marks a significant step in Armada’s mission to creatively fuel the dance industry under one roof. With the addition of Cloud 9 Music, Armada Music Publishing will now represent a roster of world-renowned songwriters, producers, and emerging talent, including Armin van Buuren, Brennan Heart, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and more. The publishing catalog also includes global dance hits such as Armin van Buuren’s Grammy Award-nominated ‘This Is What It Feels Like’, ‘Reality’ by Lost Frequencies and Da Beatfreakz’ co-written share in ‘Prada’.

The move follows the launch of BEAT Music Fund, Armada’s first-ever dance investment fund, which has successfully acquired several music companies and catalogs. With BEAT planning to increase its investment to at least $500 million in the coming years, Armada Music and Armada Music Publishing will work in tandem to uphold the legacy of dance artists and protect their work’s creative and commercial value.

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