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Anton Powers named Head of A&R at Sony Music-owned Ministry of Sound


British DJ and producer Anton Powers has been named Head of A&R at Sony Music-owned Ministry of Sound Data in London.

Powers most lately served as A&R supervisor at Warner Data UK for 3 years, the place he signed breakthrough artist LF System, whose monitor Afraid To Really feel spent eight weeks on the high of the UK Singles chart in 2022. 

At Warner, Powers additionally co-signed Eliza Rose, who topped the chart with B.O.T.A. (Baddest of Them All).

As an A&R government, Powers signed artists like Armand Van Helden, Martin Solveig, Kungs, Sigma, Duck Sauce, Philip George, M-22, and Jodie Harsh, amongst others.

Liverpool-born Powers, finest recognized for his 2015 tune, Alone No Extra, in collaboration with DJ Philip George, began his profession in dance music document outlets. He then grew to become a DJ and producer, acting at festivals like Tomorrowland and  Creamfields.

To this point, his monitor, Alone No Extra, has generated 78.7 million streams on Spotify and its music video has racked up 38 million views on YouTube.

Powers, a radio presenter at Kiss FM UK, was among the many winners of the current A&R Awards, MBW’s UK-focused annual awards.

At Ministry of Sound, Powers will report back to Dipesh Parmar, President of Columbia Data UK.

Parmar was promoted to the function final month, alongside Amy Wheatley, who was appointed Managing Director. Parmar and Wheatley each joined Columbia Data UK from Ministry Of Sound, the place Parmar was beforehand President and Wheatley was beforehand MD.

Ministry Of Sound grew to become a subsidiary of Columbia Data UK following these modifications.

Sony Music acquired the London-based Ministry Of Sound label for about GBP £67 million in 2016.

“Anton lives and breathes dance music and is nicely revered within the scene. I’m delighted to have him be part of the label.”

Dipesh Parmar, Columbia Data UK

“Anton lives and breathes dance music and is nicely revered within the scene. I’m delighted to have him be part of the label. He’s on the high of his recreation and I’m assured he’s the most effective individual to assist Ministry of Sound proceed to signal and develop the artists of the long run,” Parmar stated of Powers’ appointment.

Powers says he labored with Dipesh 20 years in the past, “so this seems like a full-circle second.”

“I’m an enormous fan of what Ministry of Sound has executed through the years and it’s an honor to return in as Head of A&R, be working with the superb group and getting caught in on a number of thrilling initiatives.”

Anton Powers

He added: “I’m an enormous fan of what Ministry of Sound has executed through the years and it’s an honor to return in as Head of A&R, be working with the superb group and getting caught in on a number of thrilling initiatives.”


Ministry of Sound is a dance music-focused document firm primarily based in London. The label’s roster consists of Riton, Oliver Heldens, Paul Woolford, Ewan McVicar and Majestic. Ministry of Sound additionally spearheaded international campaigns for home acts together with Regard, London Grammar and Sigala and worldwide artists together with Doja Cat, Tate McRae and Lil Durk.

Other than offering A&R companies, Ministry of Sound can be engaged in membership advertising and administration, gross sales and advertising, social media, worldwide excursions and occasions, occasion administration and manufacturing, and digital content material.

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