Warner Records has launched its flagship electronic dance music label, Major Recordings, headed by Sam Mobarek.
Warner Records announced the launch of its first flagship electronic dance music label, Major Recordings. With a “music-first” approach, the label will discover, sign, and develop top talent across the ever-changing and expanding EDM community.
Headed by respected veteran exec Sam Mobarek, Major Recordings has revealed its first signing, rising duo PARISI, in partnership with Parlophone’s FFRR. Mobarek will report to Warner Records’ Co-Chairman/COO Tom Corson, and Co-Chairman/CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck.
“Over the past few years, we’ve strategically built a strong presence in the dance music community and have had quite a bit of success in that space — whether it’s with Grammy Award-winning trio Rüfüs Du Sol or Billboard Music Award winner and Grammy nominee ILLENIUM or David Guetta and Bebe Rexha’s most recent #1 chart-topping hit, ‘I’m Good (Blue),’” say Corson and Bay-Shuck in a joint statement.
“Now, with Major Recordings, we’re doubling down, putting renewed energy and dedicated focus on supporting even more acts from around the world. Sam will be the driving force behind our success, helping us ensure that this music and these artists make a true global and cultural impact.”
“At Major Recordings, we’re building a roster and team that reflects electronic culture and its roots in collaboration, integrity, inclusivity, and fun,” adds Mobarek. “We’re bringing the independent spirit of the genre and giving it the major resources it deserves, supporting the broad spectrum of people who create this sound and the family of fans who love it. Our goal is to collaborate with the most innovative and talented artists on the scene. Many thanks to Tom and Aaron for giving me the opportunity to uplift and support our community.”
Mobarek and her team have spent the last few months working with Warner Music Group’s global partners to support the careers of artists like The Blessed Madonna, Eliza Rose, LUUDE, Skin On Skin, HUGEL, BLOND:ISH, and many more. The label’s first signed act is PARISI, in partnership with FFRR; PARISI has garnered respect from the EDM community through their collaborations with artists like Fred again… and Swedish House Mafia, as well as their pop production work for Ed Sheeran and Black Eyed Peas.
“PARISI are leaders of the new wave of high quality, innovative production that’s becoming more and more revered en masse,” says Mobarek. “We here at Major and FFRR consider them the future of the genre and are excited to collaborate globally with the duo.”