Black Hole Recordings represents the independent music label owned by Arny Bink. DJ Tiësto co-owned Black Hole Recordings until 2009 when he sold his part of the company to Arny.
Black Hole Recordings, founded in 1997, started with the release of Tiëstos hailed Magik mix compilations. The instant success of the series made it possible to expand, and in 1998 Black Hole Recordings added two new labels to their imprint: In Trance We Trust and Songbird, which became the label of choice for Tiëstos In Search of Sunrise series.
By 2001 another label was added to the roster: Magik Muzik. Initially used for Tiëstos singles, the sub label expanded quickly and also released material from other artists. Throughout the early days of Black Hole Recordings many now famous DJs and producers got their first break to release a DJ mix compilation. Ferry Corsten, Armin van Buuren, DJ Montana, Cor Fijneman, Johan Gielen and Ton TB were amongst them, and up to this day a lot of new talent takes the first steps in the industry on Black Hole Recordings.
Due to the success of series like Space Age, Magik, In Trance We Trust and most notably In Search of Sunrise, the star and reputation of the label rises quickly and the million-selling mixcompilations of Tiësto turn Black Hole Recordings into one of the biggest independent electronic dance labels. These achievements not only harvest important awards and nominations, but also create a wealth of opportunities.
Eventually Black Hole Recordings started their own portal and now sells digital downloads, vinyl records, CDs, DVDs and official merchandise. Black Holes full catalogue is currently also available through almost fifty other well-known download portals. In 2009 the 100th release on Black Hole Recordings was announced. With all eyes on this milestone it was clear that the label had matured into a major record company with an extensive artist roster that represents multiple styles of modern electronic dance music.
Next to trance, the audience can now enjoy releases that cover a big part of the electronic dance spectrum, since the Black Hole Recordings catalogue represents progressive house, tech trance, progressive and electro house.
Nowadays, Black Hole Recordings looks after the releases of a wide variety of internationally acclaimed artists like Cosmic Gate BT, JES, Julie Thompson, Andy Duguid, Richard Durand; all acts with their own unique sound, style and audience.
After almost 15 years, Black Hole Recordings still is one of the biggest independent electronic dance labels; always on top of the game and true to its credo Captivate, Communicate and Celebrate!