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.