Sony Music UK Acquires Ministry of Sound

Sigala performs at BLUE at Ushuaïa Ibiza on Aug. 4, 2016. (via Facebook)

Sony Music UK has acquired Ministry of Sound, one of the world’s largest dance music labels.

The imprint was founded in 1993 as an extension of the influential London club of the same name. During its two decades of operation, it has earned cumulative album sales in excess of 70 million, including 40 UK number one albums and 21 UK number one singles.

Ministry of Sound’s chart-topping singles include Bingo Players’ “Get Up (Rattle),” MK’s remix of Storm Queen’s “Look Right Through,” and Duke Dumont’s “Need U (100%),” DVBBS and Borgeous’ “Tsunami,” and Sigala’s “Easy Love.”

“This agreement underscores our ongoing commitment to investing in great artistry and hit music,” said Doug Morris, Chairman and CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, in the company’s statement.

Lohan Presencer, Ministry of Sound Group Chief Executive, added: “I’m delighted we have found the right home to grow Ministry of Sound Recordings at a global level while keeping its unique identity. Sony Music is a world-class company that understands our ethos of exceptional curation and developing young talent.”

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