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|Name = Mike Darlington
 
|Name = Mike Darlington
 
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|Birthdate =August 1, 1989
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|Birthdate = August 1, 1989
 
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|Occupation = CEO of Monstercat
 
|Occupation = CEO of Monstercat
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|Facebook =https://www.facebook.com/MikeDarlington
 
|Twitter = https://twitter.com/Darlington
 
|Twitter = https://twitter.com/Darlington
 
|Reddit = https://www.reddit.com/user/mikedarlington
 
|Reddit = https://www.reddit.com/user/mikedarlington
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|Instagram = https://www.instagram.com/darlington/|LinkedIn = https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-darlington-7a505819/|SoundCloud = https://soundcloud.com/michielvongnarlington}}
 
'''Mike Darlington''' is the current CEO of Monstercat and co-founded the '''Monstercat''' label with [[Ari Paunonen]]. Before creating Monstercat, Darlington had been in many businesses, his first one was a website that bought and sold World of Warcraft accounts, while he earned money off the transactions, however, due to legal issues, it was closed. Despite this, Darlington continued working, whether it be small projects, or partnerships with other businesses. In 2011, Monstercat was born, and as a fledgling label, Darlington believes one of the reasons why Monstercat is so big today is because of the risks they've taken.<ref name="Darlington Interview">{{cite web|url=http://www.noiseporn.com/2014/03/noiseporn-interviews-monstercat-ceo-mike-darlington/<!--http://www.webcitation.org/6bKKE98n6-->|title=Noiseporn Interviews: Monstercat CEO Mike Darlington|author=Perry, Chelsea|date=10
 
'''Mike Darlington''' is the current CEO of Monstercat and co-founded the '''Monstercat''' label with [[Ari Paunonen]]. Before creating Monstercat, Darlington had been in many businesses, his first one was a website that bought and sold World of Warcraft accounts, while he earned money off the transactions, however, due to legal issues, it was closed. Despite this, Darlington continued working, whether it be small projects, or partnerships with other businesses. In 2011, Monstercat was born, and as a fledgling label, Darlington believes one of the reasons why Monstercat is so big today is because of the risks they've taken.<ref name="Darlington Interview">{{cite web|url=http://www.noiseporn.com/2014/03/noiseporn-interviews-monstercat-ceo-mike-darlington/<!--http://www.webcitation.org/6bKKE98n6-->|title=Noiseporn Interviews: Monstercat CEO Mike Darlington|author=Perry, Chelsea|date=10
March 2014|accessdate=22 August 2015}}</ref> For Darlington, his first "real job" was being the head of the social media and marketing division and since then, he has always promoted the community aspect of the company, and Monstercat a Youtube channel, Facebook, Twitter account, as well as its own subreddit—one of the most active ones when it comes to labels.<ref name="YourEDM Interview">{{cite web|url=http://www.youredm.com/2014/08/06/edm-exclusive-interview-mike-darlington-ceo-monstercat/|title=Your EDM Exclusive Interview with Mike Darlington, CEO of Monstercat|author=Meadow, Matthew|date=6 August 2014|accessdate=15 September 2015}}</ref> Fast forward to present day, he sees Monstercat as far from finished, stating that "everything has room for a lot of improvement."<ref name="The Six Thirty">{{cite web|url=http://thesixthirty.com/music/monstercat-owner-conducts-brilliant-ama-on-reddit/<!--http://www.webcitation.org/6bLZSWbk9-->|title=Monstercat Owner Conducts Brilliant AMA on Reddit|author=Goudie, Chas|date=4 September 2014|accessdate=6 September 2015}}</ref>
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March 2014|accessdate=22 August 2015}}</ref> For Darlington, his first "real job" was being the head of the social media and marketing division and since then, he has always promoted the community aspect of the company, and Monstercat a Youtube channel, Facebook, Twitter account, as well as its own subreddit—one of the most active ones when it comes to labels.<ref name="YourEDM Interview">{{cite web|url=http://www.youredm.com/2014/08/06/edm-exclusive-interview-mike-darlington-ceo-monstercat/|title=Your EDM Exclusive Interview with Mike Darlington, CEO of Monstercat|author=Meadow, Matthew|date=6 August 2014|accessdate=15 September 2015}}</ref> Fast forward to present day, he sees Monstercat as far from finished, stating that "everything has room for a lot of improvement."<ref name="The Six Thirty">{{cite web|url=http://thesixthirty.com/music/monstercat-owner-conducts-brilliant-ama-on-reddit/<!--http://www.webcitation.org/6bLZSWbk9-->|title=Monstercat Owner Conducts Brilliant AMA on Reddit|author=Goudie, Chas|date=4 September 2014|accessdate=6 September 2015}}</ref><gallery></gallery>
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery></gallery>
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* His favorite song, as of 2016, is Inertia by '''[https://twitter.com/drapermusic Draper]'''.<ref name="Darlington Reddit AMA">{{cite web|url=http://www.webcitation.org/6bKJpqxKg|title=I am Mike Darlington, CEO of the dance music label Monstercat. With my team, we have worked hard to reshape the music industry landscape all while being an independent label. Ask Me Anything.|date=|accessdate=22 August 2015}}</ref>
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* As of February 2020, Mike has hosted four Monstercat Podcast/Call of the Wild episodes ([[Monstercat Podcast - Episode 136|136]], [[Monstercat: Call of the Wild - Episode 182|182]], [[Monstercat: Call of the Wild - Episode 259|259]] & [[Monstercat: Call of the Wild - Episode 282|282]]).
** As of 2018,<ref>https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/7ppokc/im_mike_darlington_cofounder_of_monstercat_an/dsj7x6s/?utm_content=permalink&utm_medium=front&utm_source=reddit&utm_name=IAmA</ref> his favorite song on Monstercat is [[New Dawn]] by [[Bad Computer]].
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* His favorite song, as of 2016, is [[Inertia]] by '''[[Draper]]. '''<ref name="Darlington Reddit AMA">{{cite web|url=http://www.webcitation.org/6bKJpqxKg|title=I am Mike Darlington, CEO of the dance music label Monstercat. With my team, we have worked hard to reshape the music industry landscape all while being an independent label. Ask Me Anything.|date=|accessdate=22 August 2015}}</ref> As of 2018, his favorite song on Monstercat is [[New Dawn]] by [[Bad Computer]]. <ref>https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/7ppokc/im_mike_darlington_cofounder_of_monstercat_an/dsj7x6s/?utm_content=permalink&utm_medium=front&utm_source=reddit&utm_name=IAmA</ref>
* His favorite genre, as of 2011, is [[Future Bass]].<ref name="Darlington Reddit AMA" />
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* His favorite genre, as of 2015, is [[Future Bass]]. <ref name="Darlington Reddit AMA" />
* As of 2018,<ref>https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/7ppokc/im_mike_darlington_cofounder_of_monstercat_an/dsj6zvh/?utm_content=permalink&utm_medium=front&utm_source=reddit&utm_name=IAmA</ref> his favorite artists he would love to join Monstercat are Knife Party and Madeon.
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* As of 2018, his favorite artists he would love to join Monstercat are [[Knife Party]] and Madeon. <ref>https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/7ppokc/im_mike_darlington_cofounder_of_monstercat_an/dsj6zvh/?utm_content=permalink&utm_medium=front&utm_source=reddit&utm_name=IAmA</ref>
 
** Since [[Knife Party]]'s collaboration with [[Pegboard Nerds]], [[Harpoon]], one out of two of his artists have joined.
 
** Since [[Knife Party]]'s collaboration with [[Pegboard Nerds]], [[Harpoon]], one out of two of his artists have joined.
* He has a degree in Biology.<ref name="Darlington Interview" />
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* He has a degree in Biology. <ref name="Darlington Interview" />
* If he could choose 5 people to be on his zombie killing team, they would be Pegboard Nerds, 12th Planet, Stephen Walking, and Carl Cox.<ref name="YourEDM Interview" />
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* If he could choose 5 people to be on his zombie killing team, they would be Pegboard Nerds, 12th Planet, Stephen Walking, and Carl Cox. <ref name="YourEDM Interview" />
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* His fake artist persona is known as Michiel Von Gnarlington (see his SoundCloud).
   
 
==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 01:55, March 17, 2020

Mike Darlington is the current CEO of Monstercat and co-founded the Monstercat label with Ari Paunonen. Before creating Monstercat, Darlington had been in many businesses, his first one was a website that bought and sold World of Warcraft accounts, while he earned money off the transactions, however, due to legal issues, it was closed. Despite this, Darlington continued working, whether it be small projects, or partnerships with other businesses. In 2011, Monstercat was born, and as a fledgling label, Darlington believes one of the reasons why Monstercat is so big today is because of the risks they've taken.[1] For Darlington, his first "real job" was being the head of the social media and marketing division and since then, he has always promoted the community aspect of the company, and Monstercat a Youtube channel, Facebook, Twitter account, as well as its own subreddit—one of the most active ones when it comes to labels.[2] Fast forward to present day, he sees Monstercat as far from finished, stating that "everything has room for a lot of improvement."[3]

TriviaEdit

  • As of February 2020, Mike has hosted four Monstercat Podcast/Call of the Wild episodes (136, 182, 259 & 282).
  • His favorite song, as of 2016, is Inertia by Draper. [4] As of 2018, his favorite song on Monstercat is New Dawn by Bad Computer. [5]
  • His favorite genre, as of 2015, is Future Bass. [4]
  • As of 2018, his favorite artists he would love to join Monstercat are Knife Party and Madeon. [6]
  • He has a degree in Biology. [1]
  • If he could choose 5 people to be on his zombie killing team, they would be Pegboard Nerds, 12th Planet, Stephen Walking, and Carl Cox. [2]
  • His fake artist persona is known as Michiel Von Gnarlington (see his SoundCloud).

ReferencesEdit

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