Inden SPOT Festival 2018 introducerer vi dig til flere af de internationale branchepersoner,som har bekræftet deres deltagelse på årets SPOT Festival. Her kan du møde Paul Arnold, A&R hos Ultra Music.
Du kan møde alle MXD’s internationale gæster til MXD’s Superbowl, vores årlige SPOT networking-arrangement mellem den internationale og danske musikbranche, som finder sted lørdag d. 12/5 i Aarhus Bowlinghal.
Name: Paul Arnold
Company: Ultra Music
Based in: London
Can you tell us a bit about the company’s history and its roster? Ultra Music is a premier Electronic and Dance Music brand, comprised of Ultra Records, Ultra Music Publishing, and Empire Artist Management, and strategic alliance with Ultra Music Festival.
Formed in New York City in 1995 by former Polygram and Virgin Records executive Patrick Moxey, Ultra’s current roster includes: Kygo, Steve Aoki, Sofi Tukker, Era Estrefi, Deorro, Klingande, Black Coffee, filous, Bakermat, MK, Mr. Probz, Flosstradamus, Benny Benassi, Mako, Haux, Vera, Pomo, Stwo, Bearson and many more!
– and a bit about the acts you personally work with at this moment? All the A&R’s are actively involved working on all the artists. MK ’17’ is number 1 US Dance radio for 5 weeks and crossing now to US Top 40 Radio. Over 60 million streams on Spotify alone.
What was the moment you decided you wanted to work with music? There wasn’t a moment or conscious decision it was a natural progression from school to record shop.
What are your favourite Danish acts? VERA, who’s an Ultra artist and Sekuoia’s dope too.
Best show you’ve ever seen hands down? Pixies in a warm-up show before their 1st UK Reading Festival and Hot Chip at the first Bestival festival ever.