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


Vancouver-headquartered Reliant Music, an independent A&R and “song management” company, has announced plans to open offices in Amsterdam.

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

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

Reliant Music Europe will be led by Angelique Pattikawa-Thenu as Vice President, A&R. Pattikawa-Thenu spent 13 years as label manager at Spinnin’ Records and prior to that was a creative executive at peermusic Holland.

Said Pattikawa-Thenu: “Grateful for John Dexter’s early belief and support. I am super honored to be part of his team and representing Reliant Music Europe from our office in Amsterdam.”

Reliant President and International A&R, John Dexter, said: “Our mission is clear: to assist songwriters and producers in expanding their businesses internationally; to create global opportunities and revenue streams they are not currently enjoying; and to do the heavy lifting that creative music marketing requires.”

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

Angelique Pattikawa-Thenu

Reliant works with industry partners including 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 writer/producers have also placed singles with acts such as Paul Oakenfold, Kaskade, DJ Unity (China), Kelly Rowland, Snoop Dogg, and Smash Mouth.

“Our mission is clear: to assist songwriters and producers in expanding their businesses internationally; to create global opportunities and revenue streams they are not currently enjoying; and to do the heavy lifting that creative music marketing requires.”

John Dexter, Reliant Music

The firm is committed to what it calls its #hitsonpurpose philosophy, which ties together its growing catalogue, its handpicked creative collaborators, and its own writer/producer marketing services.

John Dexter has written, produced or A&R’d 13 Top 10 singles and 17 Top 40 hits. His music has featured in three Academy Award-winning films including Top Gun and Nebraska.Music Business Worldwide



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