Vancouver-based A&R firm Reliant Music expands into Europe

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Vancouver-based Reliant Music, an independent A&R and song management company, has announced plans to open an office in Amsterdam.

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Reliant Music was founded in 2012 and was responsible for toplines recorded by DJs / producers like Armin van Buuren, Nicky Romero, Yves V, W&W, R3HAB and Timmy Trumpet, as well as other popular acts like The Strumbellas.

The company’s president is John Dexter, a songwriter, producer, A&R manager, and former co-manager of Carly Rae Jepsen (whose Call Me Maybe sold over 21 million singles worldwide).

Reliant Music Europe is led by Angelique Pattikawa-Thenu as Vice President A&R. Pattikawa-Thenu worked as a label manager at Spinnin ‘Records for 13 years and before that as a creative executive at peermusic Holland.

Pattikawa-Thenu said, “Thankful for John Dexter’s early faith and support. I am very honored to be part of his team and to represent Reliant Music Europe from our office in Amsterdam. “

Reliant President and International A&R, John Dexter, said, “Our mission is clear: to help songwriters and producers grow their businesses internationally; to create global opportunities and sources of income that they are currently not enjoying; and doing the heavy lifting that creative music marketing requires. “

“I am very honored to be part of John Dexter’s team and to represent Reliant Music Europe from our Amsterdam office.”

Angelique Pattikawa-Thenu

Reliant works with industry partners such as Sentric Music Group (UK), Meisel Music (Germany), Fujipacific Music (SE Asia), CTM Publishing (Netherlands), 120 Publishing (Australia), Warner Music Canada and Universal Music Publishing Group.

Over the past decade, Reliant writers and producers have also placed singles with acts like Paul Oakenfold, Kaskade, DJ Unity (China), Kelly Rowland, Snoop Dogg and Smash Mouth.

“Our mission is clear: to help songwriters and producers expand their business internationally; to create global opportunities and sources of income that they are currently not enjoying; and doing the heavy lifting that creative music marketing requires. “

John Dexter, Reliant Music

The company is committed to what is known as a #hitsonpurpose philosophy, which combines its growing catalog, handpicked creative staff and its own marketing services for writers / producers.

John Dexter has written, produced, or A & R’d 13 top 10 singles and 17 top 40 hits. His music has appeared in three Oscar-winning films, including Top Gun and Nebraska.Music business worldwide

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