Monday, 11 August 2008

Who I am - Biography

Sean Adams
Founder & Editor / MD DrownedinSound Recordings

Back in October 2000, Sean - then an 18 year old in a bedroom 200 miles away from London - pulled together a bunch of music obsessives to form, which was one of the first online music mags-slash-blogs-slash-social-networks.

Over the past nine years DiS has become, according to Observer Music Monthly "the discerning indie fan's first point of reference," and has built up a rabid and influential readership of over 450,000 a month.

In 2003 he set-up Drowned in Sound Recordings. The label is responsible for launching the career of Martha Wainwright, with her critically celebrated debut selling over 70,000 copies. The label also notably released debut singles 'Oh My God' by Kaiser Chiefs and ‘The Wizard’ by Bat for Lashes, as well as records by Metric, Jeniferever, The Stills, Emily Haines, Redjetson, Blood Red Shoes and Youthmovies.

In 2007 signed a deal with BSKYB to launch five new websites. These included, and This joint venture ended in August 2008 and DiS is now back to being an independent company, supported by Silentway Management.

Sean has spoken at various conferences, promoted early gigs by emerging acts ranging from Bloc Party and Editors to Jamie T and late of the Pier and also finds time to contribute to

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