Warner Music has purchased Spinnin' Records, the venerable indie dance label group, along with its music publishing and artist management divisions, both companies announced on Thursday.
Within the WMG ecosystem, the Netherlands-based Spinnin' will be run by co-founder and CEO Roger de Gaaf, who will work with Bart Cools, the label group's executive vp of global A&R and marketing, dance music. Along with its flagship label, Spinnin' is home to several imprints including Musical Freedom, Hexagon and Heldeep Records.
De Gaaf started Spinnin' Records in 1999 with Eelko van Kooten, who has decided to pursue other opportunities outside the music business. The label's current roster includes Alok, Bassjackers, Bob Sinclar, Chocolate Puma, EDX, Fedde Le Grand and Kris Kross Amsterdam, among others. Label alums who have since moved on include Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Armand van Helden, Martin Solveig and Tiesto.