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AEI Media appoints label and A&R manager

By | Published on Friday 23 November 2012

AEI Media

AEI Media – the company behind dubstep and drum n bass focused media platforms like UKF and Drum&BassArena, and which has music business interests too, including the music publishing venture it set up earlier this year – has announced the appointment of Duncan King as an A&R/Label Manager. Joining AEI from Three Six Zero Group, King will oversee the company’s own label and talent ventures, as well as working on brand partnerships.

AEI Media co-founder Diluk Dias told CMU: “We are delighted to have someone with Duncan’s experience on board to strategically develop our label department, signing new repertoire and looking to develop new artists and brands. We have learned that building a media platform, events, and compilation business has put us in a strong position to sign and promote repertoire; it was the missing piece in puzzle, and now with Duncan’s appointment we’re in a position to leverage our network properly. Moving forward, our strategy is to sign artists on bigger deals, including 360 deals. Our aim is to develop new brand concepts with the artists and help with all aspects of their careers, including live, merch, brand partnerships and more”.

King himself added: “I am very excited to join AEI Media, a business that continually reinvents itself to meet the changing demands from the market. My aim is to develop this department into a home for the scene’s best artists. In addition to setting up a brand new label, this is a great challenge to help all our already existing labels, such as Pilot, GetDarker and Inspected, expand and grow into solid independent brands. To support this we will be building a strong team in 2013”.