Riptide Music Group said it has begun licensing tracks from Amsterdam-based dance-music label Armada Music.
Riptide’s Diver division is now representing a portion of the Armada Music catalog, including tracks from Goldfish, Dirtcaps, Dirtyphonics, Arston, W&W and SAYMYNAME. And a new Armada imprint, Royal Sharx, will publish “fun, irreverent EDM with strong, forward-moving energy” that will be available for sync use in film and television, advertising, and trailers.
The first single from Royal Sharx is “Riot!” by Lyloh.
“I’m a massive EDM fan,” said Riptide Music Group CEO Keatly Haldeman in a prepared statement. “I learned to produce music by mimicking trance artists like Paul van Dyk, Darude and Paul Oakenfold, so it’s a personal joy to work with such a legendary label as Armada Music. Riptide has always focused on developing artists as a publisher and sync company, and now, with our imprint, we can provide full-service creative support to our dance music roster.”
Founded in 2003 by DJ-producer Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron and David Lewis, Armada Music bills itself as the largest independent dance music label and boasts a catalog of more than 40,000 titles.