Universal Music Group (also known in the United States as UMG Recordings, Inc. and abbreviated as UMG) is an American global music corporation that is a subsidiary of the French media conglomerate Vivendi. UMG's global corporate headquarters are located in Santa Monica, California. It is considered one of the "Big Three" record labels, along with Sony Music and Warner Music Group.
Sony Music Entertainment (known professionally as Sony Music and abbreviated as SME) is an American music company owned by Sony that is incorporated as a general partnership of Sony Music Holdings Inc. through Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
Warner Music Group (abbreviated as WMG, commonly referred to as Warner Music or WEA International) is an American multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate headquartered in New York City. It is one of the "big three" recording companies and the third largest in the global music industry, next to Universal Music Group (UMG) and Sony Music Entertainment (SME), being the only American worldwide music conglomerate.
-ismist Recordings was founded in 1992 as -ism Recordings by Dan Schlissel. In 1998 its most successful band, Slipknot, left the label. In 2001 the label spun out its comedy recordings into Stand Up! Records, which Shlissel ran in Minneapolis, taking Lewis Black and Doug Stanhope to the new label.
!K7 Music is an independent record label and music company based in Berlin, Germany that focuses mostly on electronic music. The name is an abbreviation of the company's original Berlin address, Kaiserdamm 7 (they have since relocated to Heidestr. 52 and later to Gerichtstr. 35). !K7 has since opened branch offices in New York City and London.
1-2-3-4 Go! Records is an American independent record label and retail store, specializing in punk rock and indie rock, and is exclusively distributed by No Idea Records. The label was founded in August 2001 in Seattle. In December 2003 the label relocated to Oakland, California.
1017 Records, also known as 1017 Eskimo and 1017 Bricksquad, is an American record label founded by Gucci Mane after his departure from Mizay Entertainment and the closing of So Icey. The label itself has been a home to a roster of prominent hip hop artists that included Waka Flocka Flame, Young Thug, Ralo, Young Scooter and others.
12 Tónar (twelve tones) is a small record shop in Reykjavík, Iceland, and also a record label for Icelandic indie bands. It is located on Skólavörðustígur 15, in downtown Reykjavík.
12k is an American independent record label, based in Pound Ridge, New York, United States. It was founded on January 1, 1997, by Taylor Deupree. The label focuses on experimental electronic music, specifically on digital minimalism and contemporary forms; as of January 2007, it has released over 40 CDs and become one of "the most consistent, and consistently excellent, record companies in the electronic music world."
13th Planet Records is an American record label founded by Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen in October 2005.
143 Records is the record label of producer David Foster. 143 is a sub-label of Warner Bros. Records. The numbers 1-4-3 are derived from the words "I love you."
14th Floor Records is a British subsidiarity record label of Warner Music UK, founded in 2002 by part owner Christian Tattersfield.
16th Avenue Records was originally an independent record label specializing in country music.
19 Recordings Inc. (registered in the United Kingdom as 19 Recordings Ltd.) is a New York-based record label owned by 19 Entertainment.
In 2001, Fiasco co-founded 1st & 15th Entertainment with Charles "Chilly" Patton. 1st & 15th is an independent record label separate from Atlantic Records named after the traditional twice-monthly paycheck dates.
2 Tone Records was an English record label that mostly released ska- and reggae-influenced music with a punk rock and pop music overtone. It was founded by Jerry Dammers of the Specials and backed by Chrysalis Records.
2.13.61, Inc. is a publisher and record company founded by musician Henry Rollins and named after his date of birth (February 13, 1961). The company has released albums by the Rollins Band, all of Rollins's spoken word work, and numerous books. It is based in Los Angeles, California.
20th Century Fox Records, also known as 20th Fox Records and 20th Century Records, was a wholly owned subsidiary of film studio 20th Century Fox. The history of the label actually covers three distinct 20th Century Fox-related operations in the analog era, ranging chronologically from about 1938 to 1981.
21st Circuitry was a record label based in San Francisco, United States that was founded in early 1991 and released electro-industrial, industrial rock and similar styles of music. The label signed a number of artists, including, Covenant, Unit:187, and Xorcist, as well as releasing a number of compilation albums targeted at the industrial scene. Some releases were distributed via other labels, including Caroline Records and Metropolis Records. In 1999, 21st Circuitry shut its doors and its remaining stock was purchased by Metropolis Records.
24 Hour Service Station is an American independent record label founded by Marshall Dickson in Tampa, Florida, in 1993. Among its releases are Ceremony - A New Order Tribute, a charity album, and albums from artists such as Freebass, Peter Hook and The Light, The Beauvilles, singer-songwriter John Ralston, and punk rock band Pink Lincolns. It also operates the division 24 Hour Distribution, a global media distribution network which is partnered with entities such as the Independent Online Distribution Alliance and The Orchard.
3 Beat Productions is a British independent record label which was founded by Jon Barlow in 1989.
3 Peace Records is an independent record label founded by Florida-based rock band Boyce Avenue. Founded in 2006 by the band members, they were approached by Universal Republic to partner in the release of the album. The band, impressed with Republic’s excitement about the music and the band’s wanting to remain extremely hands-on with their music, videos and websites, signed with Universal Republic in November 2009. The band’s major label debut album, All We Have Left, released on June 15, 2010.
300 Entertainment is an American record label founded by Lyor Cohen, Roger Gold, Kevin Liles and Todd Moscowitz. The label's roster includes acts across multiple genres such as hip-hop, rap, rock, pop, electronic, alternative, and country. Current artists include AGNEZ MO, Fetty Wap, Hopsin, Cheat Codes, Young Thug,Highly Suspect, Tee Grizzley, Famous Dex, Shy Glizzy, Rejjie Snow, Conrad Sewell, Cobi, Meg Mac, Dae Dae, Coheed and Cambria, Tate Kobang, Marc E Bassy, Mainland, Maggie Lindemann, The Hunna, Bailey Bryan, Demo Taped, Creek Boyz, OMB Peezy, and Mir Fontane. It is based in New York City.
301Studios was an American independent electronica and hip-hop record label, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from 2003 until 2012. It was founded by J. Lexvold. According to the label, 301Studios had taken a business model cue from successful independent labels such as Amphetamine Reptile, Ipecac Records and Wax Trax!, by focusing on artist development rather than searching out ready-made or Top 40 style radio-friendly artists.
306 Records is a Canadian pop music record label established by Jared Land in 2018. It was named Record Company of the Year at the 2018 Canadian Pop Music Association Awards. Headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the label's name is a reference to its home province's primary area code.
33rd Street Records was an American independent record label based in Greenbrae, California. The company finalizes the production of albums by mastering the audio and designing the album cover. The record label also holds copyright licenses for artists on their current roster, although not entirely for certain artists.
Laurie Records was a record label started in 1958 by brothers Robert and Gene Schwartz, and Allan I. Sussel. Laurie changed its name in the early 1980s to 3C Records. 3C stands for Continental Communications Corporation and the master recordings that 3C produced are owned by the Capitol Records unit of Universal Music Group.
3CG Records is an independent record label started by the pop/rock group Hanson in October 2003. "3CG" is the acronym for "3 Car Garage", a reference both to the album Hanson released as a compilation of songs they had previously released independently, before they had chart success, and to the building the band then used as a recording studio.
3D Vision Records is an Ibiza, Spain based French psy-trance record label formed by Christof Drouillet and Talamasca in 1998.
4AD is a British independent record label, founded by Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent in 1980. It was originally funded by, and an imprint of, Beggars Banquet.
415 Records was a San Francisco record label created in 1978. The label focused its efforts on local punk rock and new wave music acts of the late 1970s through the late 1980s, including The Offs, The Nuns, The Units, Romeo Void, and Wire Train.
430 West Records is an independent record label based in Detroit, MI US formed in 1990 by Lawrence Burden, Lenny Burden, and Lynell Burden just months after recording their debut record for Derrick Mays' Transmat label.
5 Minute Walk were an independent record label founded by Frank Tate in April 1995. Their operations were based in Concord, California in the back offices of "The Screem", a live alternate music club operated by Tate.
5 Rue Christine (also known as 5RC) is a semi-defunct Olympia, Washington based independent record label, formed as a spin-off from the Kill Rock Stars label in 1997.
50 Records was a Minneapolis-based record label that was co-founded in 2006 by Drew Pearson, Dylan Ohm, and CEO Deb Ward-Ingstad, who also owns several radio stations in the South.
50 Skidillion Watts, also known as "50,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Watts Records", was the label used by brothers David and Jad Fair of the punk rock band Half Japanese to release their first albums recorded in the late 1970s.
550 Music (originally known as Sony 550 Music) was a unit of Sony Music Entertainment, which operated through Sony Music's Epic Records division while in activity. Launched in 1992, the "550" name was inspired by the address of the Sony building, located at 550 Madison Avenue in New York.
604 Records is the production company of Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger and attorney Jonathan Simkin (Founder of Simkin Artist Management), founded in 2002.
625 Thrashcore is a small American record label started by Max Ward of long-standing powerviolence band Spazz. They put out records of different genres, including hardcore, grindcore, thrashcore, powerviolence and others, mainly from the US and Japan.
75 Ark is a hip hop record label based in San Francisco, California. It was created in 1998 when Erik Gilbert of Asphodel Records left to form and run 75 Ark. In June 2000, 75 Ark became the first record label to sign a deal with Napster.
77 Records was a British record company and label set up in 1957 by Doug Dobell, the proprietor of Dobell's Jazz Record Shop at 77 Charing Cross Road, London. The label specialised in folk, blues, and jazz.
7th Magnitude (French: Septième magnitude) is a record label founded by French record producer Matthieu "Skread" Le Carpentier and co-founder Abdoulaye "Ablaye" Doucouré. The label is known for having signed French rappers Orelsan and Nessbeal.
960 Music Group (also known as 960 Music), headquartered in Lagos, is a Nigerian record company, content owner, and artist management firm focused on providing diverse audio and visual entertainment across Nigeria. The company is headed by Mark Redguard.
99 Records was an American independent record label, active from 1980 to 1984. The label was home to musicians in the no wave, post-punk, post-disco, and avant-garde scenes in New York City.
A Cappella Records is an American record label specializing in a cappella music. In 2010, the label participated in the UCSC's business model competition, winning first place and a 2,000 cash prize.