We've set the tone, since '94
A hitmaker’s paradise.
We’ve been one of Romania’s most important labels for more than 25 years. Our artists have won multiple national and international awards, MTV’s Romanian Music Awards and European Music Awards to name a few, have had multi-platinum selling albums and songs that topped charts for weeks.
Roton was established in 1994, with one sole artist, Sofia Vicoveanca. Other Romanian artists followed, Compact, Mădălina Manole, Laura Stoica, and by 1996 we were well-known in the Romanian music industry. The first international collaboration came in ’96, with ToCo bringing their international dance repertoire to our Romanian audience. It was then that foreign artists like DJ Bobo, Sylver, Ingrid and a young Armin Van Buuren got their first taste of the Romanian charts. Between 1996 and 2004, many Romanian artists kickstarted their career at Roton. Among them, Akcent, Simplu, Voltaj, Hi-Q and Proconsul, to name a few. The year 2004 brought our first success abroad, Activ’s “Doar cu tine” (Only with you), a number one hit in Bulgaria and Poland. Morandi was next with “Love me”, “Beijo (Uh La La)” and “Oh La La” in 2005. The project became a major success in Germany, Greece, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Turkey. 2005 was also the year Akcent, Fly Project, Crush + Alexandra conquered new territories with their Romanian sound. In 2010, Akcent, Inna and Fly Project were already household names on the international market. This trend continued with artists such as Antonia, Amna, Alexandra Stan, Radiokiller, Manuel Riva, and by 2016 Romania conquered more international charts than any other East-European country in the past fifteen years. With fresh new artists like Jean Gavril, Florian Rus, Delia Rus, Reea, Paul Iorga and many more, we’re looking forward to the future. Hope you can come along with us!