Spinnin' Records

Spinnin' Records is a Dutch record label[1] founded in 1999 by Eelko van Kooten and Roger de Graaf.[2][3] The label, which specializes in electronic music, has over 26 million subscribers and 15 billion views on YouTube. In September 2017, Warner Music Group acquired Spinnin' Records for over $100 million.[4]

Spinnin' Records
Spinnin' Records logo.svg
Parent companyWarner Music Group
Founded1999 (1999)
  • Eelko van Kooten
  • Roger de Graaf (CEO)
Country of originNetherlands
LocationHilversum, Netherlands
Official websiteOfficial website


Van Kooten is the son of former Dutch radio DJ and businessman Willem van Kooten, and initially worked in the publishing business of his father.[5] Together with Roger de Graaf, a former employee of the specialist dance retailer Rhythm Import, van Kooten formed Spinnin' Records in 1999.[5] In the beginning, they concentrated on the pressing of vinyl for artists.[5]

Spinnin' Records hosts 25 active sub-labels alongside their main imprint; the majority linked to a specific artist. The label provides A&R, management, publishing and (digital) marketing for artists they have under contract. The label used to promote songs without naming the artists in order to 'create a buzz'.[6]

Following the acquisition of Spinnin' by Warner Music Group, co-founder van Kooten left the company while de Graaf became the CEO.[7]


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  1. ^ "50 Most Important People in EDM". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  2. ^ Conte, Cynthia (20 August 2012). "Elektro Exclusive: Interview with the founders of Spinnin' Records". Elektro Daily. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014.
  3. ^ Sada, Riccardo (17 October 2014). "ADE 2014, Spinnin' Records, promo e acquisizioni" (in Italian). DJ Mag Italia. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Warner buys Spinnin' Records in $100m+ deal - Music Business Worldwide". 7 September 2017.
  5. ^ a b c de Vries, Atze (23 April 2015). "3voor12 - Eelko van Kooten (Spinnin'): "Alle muziek wordt gratis"". 3voor12 (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  6. ^ "R3hab and KSHMR Revealed as Artists Behind 'Strong' on Spinnin' Records: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  7. ^ "WMG acquires Spinnin' Records". Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  8. ^ "KSHMR ANNOUNCES HIS OWN DHARMA WORLDWIDE RECORD LABEL". We Rave You. 19 June 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  9. ^ "KRYDER'S IMPRINT SOSUMI SAYS GOODBYE WITH THE 100TH RELEASE". The Groove Cartel. 1 April 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Spinnin' Records Launches New Subscription Model Titled "Spinnin' Premium"". Your EDM. 25 October 2015.
  11. ^ Corish, Dave (16 January 2017). "CMC$ Releases Future-Pop Anthem for Your 2017 Summer Fling". EDM Sauce. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  12. ^ Mac, Petey (5 December 2012). "Starkiller & Bl3nd - Xception (Original Mix) [Spinnin' Records]". Your EDM. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  13. ^ a b Meadow, Matthew (8 February 2016). "Julian Jordan & Mike Hawkins Break Up With Spinnin' Records". Your EDM. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  14. ^ a b Meadow, Matthew (4 April 2016). "After Leaving Spinnin', Mike Hawkins Signs Exclusively With Armada". Your EDM. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  15. ^ Medved, Matt (27 August 2015). "Martin Garrix Leaves Spinnin' Records and MusicAllStars Management". Billboard. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  16. ^ Menendez, Devon (19 November 2015). "Merk & Kremont sign to Spinnin' Records". We Rave You. Archived from the original on 28 October 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  17. ^ Gupta, Pranav (20 January 2016). "Zaeden Signs With MusicAllStars Management". The Bangin Beats. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016.

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