Best Record Labels

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The Top Ten

1
Warner Bros.
Green Day, Never Shout Never, Disturbed, My Chemical Romance, Blake Shelton, Taking Back Sunday, The White Stripes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Maine, Mastodon, Metallica, Muse, Linkin Park, IYAZ, Faith Hill, HIM, Paris Hilton, Adam Sandler, Goo Goo Dolls, and so many more. How can you compete?
WarnerBros is the best. Sorry everyone else who thinks otherwise, but you can't really have too much of an argument. Just look: Green Day, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The White Stripes, Metallica, Muse, Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance and IYAZ. They have like every big name in music
Linkin park, metallica, RHCP, my chemical romancE, how can you compete?
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Warner bros. are the best from red hot chili peppers to Jason derulo. They are awesome. No doubt about it
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2Island/Def Jam
great staff helps you create an image for yurself
Has the best of the best artists ever really good record label
Island Records and especially Chris Blackwell brought us some of the best music of all genres and popularized genres others wouldn't have.
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Definitely jam has had and still is one of the best labels
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3Aftermath
Names like 50 Cent & Eminem, I don't need to say more
They are tight. Not only do they have new game artists like G-Unit, and Slim the Mobster, Shady till the dying day. It's run by ONE OF THE GREATEST PRODUCERS OF ALL TIME! DR. DRE. Keep it real.
"LMFAO
God gave you brains try using them- they had the most overplayed song ever gotta give the two credit
I'm suprised Cash money records isn't on this list"
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Very exclusive with who they sign, don't release albums very often in order to insure that each one is done the right way
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4Epic
They had some great artists: Michael Jackson, Pearl Jam, Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, etc.
Rihanna, Chris rene, Kanye west, Jay-z etc.
ANY LABEL WITH MJ IS GOOD
[newest]
Epic is the best record label MJ owns it and he is the best!
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5Cash Money Billionaire Records
This record label is the best ever, because the rappers are so damn good.
they all are legends.
weezy is so talented
and I even talk about nicki, birdman, drake, tyga
Cash money is one of the most productive record label at present, and yet comprises of artists that are the most selling artists in the hip hop industry. And is yet one of the record label with numerous members. Brian Williams aka Birdman is doing a really good job with this record label
I mean Lil wayne and Nicki.. The best in the industry and then you have drake, tyga, stunna man and the list goes on. *YMCMB-CMB*
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Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Birdman, Drake, Tyga, what's to love? These rappers are so horrible it's a miracle that this record label even made in to the top 100.
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6Atlantic
Atlantic is known as the house that Ahmet built they have made a name for them self as the best in the industry!
They have or had the legends like modern stars diggy past stars led zepplin
From Ray Charles to Aretha Franklin to Led Zeppelin to Wiz Khalifa, Atlantic Records is pretty much the dominant and most influential label of modern music (from all corners). And with Atlantic absorbing some of Parlophone's catalogue (because of WMG purchasing some of EMI) to be distributed in the US, the record label will become more influential than ever.
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Without a doubt, Atlantic has the best catalog in the world by delivering more great music from different areas than anyone else.
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7Motown
Motown is real they sing real life problems
MOTOWN IS THE ONLY LABEL IN THE WORLD THAT ANYONE CAN NAME ARTIST AN SONG 50 YEARS FROM NOW MOTOWN IS THE ONLY LABEL IN THE WORLD THAT ANYONE CAN NAME ITS FOUNDER 50 YEAR FROM NOW ANYONE CAN HEAR A MOTOWN SONG AN RECOGNIZE THE LABEL THE MOTOWN SOUND
Mj started out here as well as marvin gaye, stevie wonder, diana ross, smokey robinson and a whole lot more.
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Are you kidding me? Number 6! How about number 1! Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, Diana Ross, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Lionel Ritchie, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight, Mary Wells, Rick James. That's just off the top of my head!
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8Young Money Entertainment
I think there great but I don't want to brag I got a good voice and my name is sky and um 11
TWO words.. "YOUNG MONEY"! Best ever
I also want Young Money to sighn me up if they think I have a good voice am 14 years old and lives in germany. I love singing I sing all the time also sometimes at school its my dream to work fo Young Money Label (YML)
[newest]
YOung money is the best ever!
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9Columbia
Columbia are responsible for signing the two greatest songwriters of all time: Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. No other label can compete with that.
Yep! Totally the best! Always show us some amazing work.
This this the best record label so far... They produce the best of the best!
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It's the best if they have Beyoncé KNOWLES I love her so very much and I'm little 11 year old girl
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10Roadrunner Records
In this label you can find every kind of metal
Heavy
Alternative
Death
Metalcore
Deathcore
Grove
And also there are post-grunge artists in this label
It got awesome bands like :-
Opeth, Korn, Slipknot, Lamb Of God, Gojira, Stone Sour, Nightwish, Mastodon, Dream Theater, Motley Crue, Murderdolls, QueenSyrche
And in past it got awesome bands like
Fear Factory, Death, Bihazard, Rob Zombie, Soulfly, Ill Nino, Cardle Of Filth, Megadeth, Hatebreed
It got best metal bands and also Warner deserve 2nd spot after roadrunner it got artists like
Disturbed, Linkin Park, A7X
And others but no label will ever defeat Roadrunner and that is it!

nooreldeen

A record company for all metalheads. Whether you like soft metal or hard and rough metal. Summed up: A LOT of great metal bands in this label.
Dream Theater, Megadeth, Machine Head, Opeth, Obituary, Annihilator, Fear Factory... A lot of great bands and excellent musicians.
[newest]
Best record label
Most heavy metal band are signed to it
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The Contenders

11Shady Records
Slim shady himself
50 cent
Yelawolf
Slaughterhouse
D12
Probably the most powerful record label out there these artists remind us what PAC and biggie died for and lived for REAL RAP unlike young money with lil wayne and drake and nicki minaj
This should be a bit higher up in this list
50 CENT, Eminem, D-12, Yelawolf, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil.

erikvandermeer


12Fueled By Ramen
Panic! At the disco, Paramore, fun., Fall Out Boy, Gym Class Heros, twenty one pilots, the academy is..., a rocket to the moon and many more
Come on Panic! At the Disco
Twenty one pilots... Lyrically the best any record label could get nowadays
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13Interscope Records
A lot of good artists came out of this label such as Eminem, Mindless Behavior and 50 CenT
I would like to get signed by interscope because of the success they've had with other artists
Lady gaga promotion is endless!
[newest]
Lady. Gaga. ART. POP.

'enough said
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14Elektra
They steal less from the artists
Beoncè signed with them!

15Tenth Street Entertainment

16Rise Records
Thank you for voting
So much potential in the genre they produce.
They have memphis may fire, sleeping with sirenes and crown the empire!
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17RCA
Amazing label. The likes of Miley, elvis, bing, Justin timberlake, chris brown.

One day I would like to be signed here.
Quite frankly this should be in the top 10
Kesha, Britney Spears, adam lambert, all the hottest singers right now!
How can RCA not be in the top 10? They have the best singers from JT and Usher to Miley and Adam Lambert.
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18Epitaph
REFUSED! They are an amazing band that was signed by Epitaph, and I just love them! Refused is a great hard core band, so if you like that sort of thing, CHECK THEM OUT NOW! New Noise is my all time favorite Refused song, so I highly recommend that one! The Shape of Punk to Come was my favorite album by them, and it all came true because of Epitaph!
Great bands with great diversity from weezer to the metal band bring me the horizon. And they cover everything in between.

19Capitol
The original. The best rock label in the history of music. No contest.
How isn't Capitol records in the top 10 it has the most legendary performers like katy perry
Capitol records has the best performers in the world
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20Strange Music
#1 Independent Rapper in the World - Tech N9ne
1. Strange Music
2. Shady Records
3. Grand Hustle

BDawg96

Tech N9ne, ¡MAYDAY!, Stevie Stone, Ces Cru, Krizz Kaliko, Rittz, Brotha Lynch Hung..

BDawg96


21Grand Hustle
It's one of the most growing record labels out there right now, many young rappers and legendary rappers like, young dro and B.O. B and killer mike and dj drama and of course the king himself T. I known as (TIP)
T.I. one of the best rappers in the game hand down, he is in the top five
Man Tip all day
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22Geffen
Geffen, is an amazing Rock label! Nirvana, Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, Blink-182, Weezer, Papa Roach. There's so much more, I honestly believe it's the best record company ever created! Oh and there's Elton John, John Lennon, Eagles... No big deal, right?
Honestly, I only know three bands that I like signed in this label: Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith and Nirvana...

rock2metal

Good Bands and Artists were signed; Nirvana, both Rob Zombie and his original band White Zombie, and many others.
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23XL Recordings

24A&M

25Roc-A-Fella Records

26Bad Boy Records

27Mercury
Shania TWain. This is really my only reason. Ha. Love her. And they signed her... When Canada wouldn't.

28Dominion Worldwide Entertainment
The newest and best label out with artist like Locust, Her Majesty, Real $ Money, Ben G, Big Rich and K.O.G.W.
They are taking the game to a whole new level! Soon Dominion Worldwide Entertainment will be a household name.
#1 Hands down. Best artist, production and promotions. Shout to Big Rich... Looking for that New Real $ Money and Her Majesty CD
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29GOOD Music
Kanye west, Kid cudi, Pusha T, Teyana Taylor, John Legend, Big Sean, Cyhi the prynce,2 chainz, dbanj, common
You guys are ill spwcially kanye

30G-Unit Records

31ANTI-
Anti-records is the only TRUE independent label on this list. The other indie labels on this list have parent companies. Anti-records is also the only label on this list that gives their artist 100% creative control.
Creative control is the blood of an artist

32Fearless Records
Best for bands such as Of Mice and Men, Mayday Parade, Pierce the Veil and many more.
Also is the label that does punk goes... And signed the best rock bands around

33Apple
This record label is the prettiest label I've ever seen. I am infatuated with it. By far the most beautiful record label on Earth by the greatest band of all time.
1. Motown
2. Apple
Come on! It's the Beatles!

34Milestone

35Death Row Records

36Nuclear Blast
I'm just curious to how a label can be #36 on a list with the following bands: Slayer, Hammerfall, Nightwish, Sabaton, Anthrax, Iron Maiden, Kreator, Epica, Sonata Arctica, Soulfly, Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, Sepultura, BLACK SABBATH, Immortal, Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Blind Guardian, Motörhead, ACDC, Meshugga AND Metallica, to name a few. How is this not number one?
I love nuclear blast, they have a lot of the metal bands that are not giants, such as Metallica and slayer, but still pretty well known. Some examples are enslaved and sonata arctica.
How this is not in top 5 at least? It got one of the best bands of all time!

nooreldeen


37Se7enth Fury Grammaton Records
Awesome label. good luck on getting to the top ten!
This has got to be one of the most exciting labels around! They're not afraid to support the newcomer, and that gets a 10 from me!
Best EDM Music ever!
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How this in not in top 10 at least? 7FGR is the Best EDM Label ever!
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38Cash Money

39Reprise
Come on people, they have Green Day! Game. Set. Match.

40Spinnin' Records
Best label for electronic music
It all starts with good music.

41Sumerian Records
Maybe, the best in their genre

42Sub Pop
Nirvana, soundgarden, the postal service, the album leaf, the shins, fleet foxes...

43SST Records

44SM Entertainment
Girls' Generation! EXO-K! EXO-M! SHINee! Super Junior! TVXQ! BoA!
One of the "big three" in south korea, together with YG and JYP
Exo we are one

45EMI
. They had the Beatles. Only that makes them one of the greatest record labels of all time.
Pink Floyd and The Beatles. enough said
EMI had Queen and Lily Allen, Durran Durran and others

46Hollywood Records
Disney stars, miley cyrus, selena gomez, jonas brothers, demi lovato
Awesome! Record company is awesome!
R5! That's all I have to say! I want to get signed!
[newest]
Worst label ever except R5 now there hot
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47YG Entertainment
They have amazing artist such as 2ne1, Big Bang, Psy, Epik High, Lee Hi, Akdong Musician etc and more to debut. Also 2ne1's second album reached in the top 10 of best selling albums on iTunes. Crazy right but their music and personalities make them the best.
Record Label based out of Korea with some of the biggest artists around! Big Bang, 2Ne1, Epik High, etc
2NE1, Big Bang, Seven, Gummy, Epik High, Lee Hayi. Psy and a lot more more...

48Asylum

49Roc Nation
Roc nation roc nation roc nation I can say that name a 100 times I will never get tired roc nation no1
I love roc nation caz they have the best singers

50Chess Records
Muddy waters, Howlin wolf, Etta James, Little Walter, Willie Dixon, Junior Wells and Billy Boy Arnold. What more can I say these artists say it all, the greatest blues artists of all time.

51Blue Note

52Jive

53MCA

54Star Records
this is the most prominent record labels in the phil produce by ABS CBN

55ECM
One of the most coherent record labels of all times. One could actually buy blind from this label and not be disappointed. It may not make a lot of money for the artists, but it is the most prestigious, and deservedly so.
Best label, amazing quality of sound. Impressive variety of music.

56Armada
Founded by leaders in Electronic music, this is clearly one of the most impressive companies in the world, and deserves to be in the top 10!
Without any doubt, the best Dance Music Label in The World. The Pionner of EDM Scene

57Metal Blade Records

58Century Media Records

59Mushroom Records
Why, because they found the band HEART.

60Stax
Decades of hits, instances of reinvention.

61Funk Volume
Funk volume is real rap. Speaks the truth about society and doesn't sit there and feed you lies
Hopsin, SwizZz, Dizzy wright, all tight rappers

62Big Machine Records
They are bright and kind and do all they can to help you! I want to be signed here one day!
I love Big Machine Records, I love hearing country music although I'm not country or even English, I'm from ssingapore, but I just want tobe signed here... I'm 13 by the way... I ♡ BIG MACHINE RECORDS!

63Universal Republic Records
Lorde, James Blake, St Vincent, Taylor Swift, Florence and the Machine, the list goes on.

Best radio team in the world

64Hopeless Records

65Warp

66Wind-up Records
Love this record label, they sign up amazing artist.. I am a huge James Durbin fan..
Bands like Alter Bridge & Bon Jovi is enough for me

67Casablanca

68Arista

69Nonesuch
Dan Auerbach is the man!

70Walt Disney Records
The way to go they have produced lots of artists and helped them get thir start the definite way to go
They are the best

71Virgin Records
I've got two words for U. Smashing. Pumpkins. Enough said.
Yes Boy George and Culture Club. Virgin struck gold signing this awesome genius band in the early eighties.
Janet Jackson and the Spice Girls had the most-success with this label.

72Philadelphia International

734Real

74Adeline Records

75F*** City

76Roadrunner

77Tooth & Nail
These guys brought us Icon For Hire <3 genius!
Best Christian record label out there.

78Whole Nutha Level Productions
BASED OUT OF LOUISVILLE KY. THE NEW LEADER IN AUDIO AND VIDEO PRODUCTION

79Domino Records

80Beggars Banquet Records
Also helped to market The Ramones in the UK because they were bigger there than in the U.S.

81Mystic Records

82Nettwerk

83Decaydance
Decaydance is the best record label by far! It is owned by Pete Wentz, a musical god from Fall Out Boy. This label brought so many amazing artists such as Panic! At the Disco, Gym Class Heroes, Cobra Starship, and so many more. I couldn't ask any more from a record label.

84Photo Finish

85360 Records
Independent record label from London. Raised Artists like Devlin, Chipmunk, Wretch 32, Ghetts, Lethal Bizzle, Exo,

86King Records

874AD
They have st vincent! Good indie label, and I'm bored of people saying so and so are amazing because they have Green Day, who I'd be embarrassed to take my mum to see

88Modular Records

89Rough Trade Records
The Smiths, the Strokes, the Libertines, Howler... How could you go wrong? This is one of the few record labels that have REAL artists signed to them. Not Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj, they can all a duck. Unfortuantly, only the British rule at music. Over the years, America have had very few bands (such as the Doors) that compare to British bands. They only really had an identity when grunge came along. Furthermore: AMERICA LACKS CULTURE!

90OWSLA
EDM top contender - Skrillex's, Porter Robinson, Alex Metric, Jack Beats, Kill Paris, Kill the Noise, M Machine
YO SKRILL DROP IT like it's hot

91Crass Records

92No Limit Records
Once upon a time we were all "Bout it Bout it" and we were all soldiers.

93Razor & Tie

94Equal Vision Records
This label has a ton of great bands- not to mention JapanDROIDS

95Island Records

96Mutant League Records

97The End Records

98Chrysalis Records

99Bomp

100Sire
They had the best band in the world. The Ramones

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