Maykel Piron Named One of Billboard’s Top International Players


In a climate as fast-paced and ever-changing as the music industry, it can be difficult to keep up with all the developments brought on by the industry’s rapid expansion. The best music companies in particular need a seasoned, ambitious and capable captain at the helm, and that’s what CEO Maykel Piron has been for Amsterdam, London and New York-based label Armada Music over the past few years. past nineteen years. His contributions to the company’s global expansion and the electronic music scene as a whole led him to secure a spot among Billboard’s 2022 International Power Players for the fifth consecutive year, amid three consecutive annual features of Indie Power Players.

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Since co-founding the company alongside Armin van Buuren and David Lewis in 2003, Maykel Piron has led the armada of up-and-coming talent to consistently push quality records out into the world. His unique management style and guidance has enabled Armada Music’s uninterrupted growth, even during the Covid-19 pandemic. “We had to adapt and evolve so quickly that my head is still spinning,” says Maykel Piron, “but the team stepped up and came out on top in a very impressive way.”

Under his leadership, Armada Music rocketed into the highest ranks of the dance music scene. The six-time IDMA winner of “World’s Best Label” is now home to world-renowned artists such as Andrew Rayel, Armin van Buuren, ARTY, Brando, Cat Dealers, Ferry Corsten, Loud Luxury, Morgan Page, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and Tensnake, and continues to seek out, nurture and nurture the scene’s greatest talents.


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