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1/17/23

DJ, producer and A&R exec Anton Powers has joined Sony Music U.K.’s Ministry of Sound as head of A&R. He has history at Warner Records and 3Beat.

Powers was most recently at Warner Records, where he spent three years. Among his signings was LF System, who had an eight-week stint at the top of the U.K.'s singles chart in 2022 with “Afraid to Feel.” He also co-signed Eliza Rose, who topped the chart with “B.O.T.A. (Baddest of Them All).”

Reporting into Dipesh Parmar, President of Columbia Records U.K., Powers starts his new role immediately. “Anton lives and breathes dance music and is well respected in the scene,” Parmar said. “He is at the top of his game and I’m confident he is the best person to help Ministry of Sound continue to sign and develop the artists of the future.”

Throughout his career as an A&R executive, which has spanned roles at Universal's 3Beat and a prior stint at Ministry of Sound, Powers has signed artists including Armand Van Helden, Martin Solveig, Kungs, Sigma, Duck Sauce, Philip George and M-22.

He has also established himself as a DJ and producer, having performed at festivals including Tomorrowland and Creamfields. He’s racked up more than half a billion worldwide streams on his own releases, including Top 5 hit, “Alone No More” (3Beat).