Private limited company
|Industry||Music industry & Fashion|
|Genre||Hip hop, alternative hip hop, alternative rock, R&B, soul, neo soul, electronic, post-dubstep, dubstep, grime|
|Founded||9 February 2006|
|Founder||Archie Lamb & Jack Foster|
|Headquarters||64 New Cavendish Street
|Kwasi Danquah III
(Chairman and A&R executive)
(President and CEO)
(Vice President, COO and CFO)
|£45.7 million (FY 2010)
EUR50.8 million (FY 2010)
US$73.8 million (FY 2010)
Number of employees
|Divisions||Star in the Hood|
Takeover Roc Nation
Takeover Entertainment is a British entertainment company. The organization operates an independent record label, talent agency, a music production company, as well as its own music publishing house. The company was founded in 2006 and is run by Kwasi Danquah III (known by his pseudonym Tinchy Stryder), Archie Lamb and Jack Foster. It specializes in producing R&B, hip hop and electronic music.
The first person to be signed to Takeover Entertainment was English rapper and entrepreneur Tinchy Stryder. Success followed by Stryder becoming the biggest selling UK male artist of 2009 with his second studio album, Catch 22, which spawned hits, including "Take Me Back", and #1's "Never Leave You", and the N-Dubz collaboration "Number 1".
The company was formed on Thursday 9 February 2006 by Archie Lamb and Jack Foster. Then part-time promoters, the duo put on nightclubs in the United Kingdom that featured artists including Roll Deep and Lethal Bizzle. Upon meeting Danquah in 2006 they branched out into management, and signed him to a record deal. The Star in the Hood clothing company was founded in the same year.
In 2008 Takeover Entertainment, signed a joint venture with EMI Music Publishing to create the global music publishing company Takeover/Cloud 9, and enabled Takeover Entertainment to sign artists and songwriters and develop the signed artists and songwriters in partnership with EMI.
In 2010 Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and Roc Nation signed a joint venture deal with Takeover Entertainment to create a European record label and entertainment company. The new company was named Takeover Roc Nation. Takeover Roc Nation is currently based in the United Kingdom, and distributes its record releases through Sony Music and partners with Live Nation for all other aspects of the business.
|Agent X||2012||Audio engineer, DJ, mixing or mastering engineer, producer, songwriter|||
|David Dawood||2010||Audio engineer, DJ, producer, songwriter|||
|Dot Rotten||2011||Managed artist|||
|Dirty Danger||2011||Audio engineer, producer|||
|Jodie Connor||2010||Signed artist, songwriter|||
|Nathan Retro||2010||DJ, mixing or mastering engineer, producer, songwriter|||
|Ria Ritchie||2011||Signed artist|||
|Ruff Sqwad||2011||Signed artist|||
|DJ Sir Spyro||2011||DJ|||
|Prince Rapid||2011||Mixing or mastering engineer, producer|||
2011 Studio album single(s)
2012 Studio album single(s)
Upcoming studio album(s)