With their sights set on building out their presence across North America, Armada Music have added a prominent name to the team operating from their New York office. As of today, Stephanie Karten will take on the role of A&R Director, bolstering the U.S. squad of the biggest independent dance music label in the world. Stephanie’s previous role was Director of A&R and Digital at Robbins Entertainment where she spent more than a decade crafting her extensive experience.
In the past fifteen years, Stephanie Karten has worked with established names such as Afrojack, Cascada, September, Yolanda Be Cool, Darude, tyDi and Glenn Morrison, all the while discovering, developing, marketing, managing and breaking new talent. She also co-produced and mixed over twenty successful compilations and signed several tracks that topped Billboard’s Dance Airplay charts.
In addition to Stephanie Karten, Armada Music’s New York team was also recently joined by PR & Marketing Manager Wes Christenson and Product Manager Tia Hay. The three new team members will work alongside the existing U.S. team, created around Maykel Piron (CEO) and radio promoter George Hess.
Stephanie Karten: “I’m super excited to be joining the Armada family. I’m a big fan of the label and global brand they have created, and look forward to working with their great team while developing artists and projects that will help us expand the Armada brand further in the U.S.”
Maykel Piron, CEO Armada Music: “We’re very glad to be able to welcome Stephanie to the team. Gaining even more of a foothold in the U.S. market is extremely important to us and part of our long-term vision for Armada Music. We have found a great new office space in New York City to work from, are putting the right people in the right places and are pulling out all the stops to expand within the North American territory, from signing new artists and songs to locking in new partnerships. With her experience and unique skill set, we’re certain Stephanie will contribute massively to this exciting endeavor.”
About Armada Music
Armada Music is the biggest independent dance music label in the world, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (HQ), London and New York (satellite offices). Founded in 2003, Armada Music represents labels and artists across the electronic music spectrum, including Afrojack, Andrew Rayel, Armin van Buuren, Erick Morillo, Fedde Le Grand, Gareth Emery, Kevin Saunderson, Lost Frequencies, Loud Luxury, Morgan Page and W&W.