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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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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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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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
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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
The company is getting better and better.
It will make it some day, because it has artists Like; Drake; Tyga; Lil Wayne;. Who all take swag to a new level.
Yolo
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6Motown
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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7Young Money Entertainment
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)
I think there great but I don't want to brag I got a good voice and my name is sky and um 11
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8Atlantic
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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9Roadrunner 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.
Best artists are in here.
Great labels when speaking of quality albuns. This record label is one of the best 5 around the World, I'd say.
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10Columbia
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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The Contenders

11Fueled By Ramen
VersaEmerge! they and Paramore are the best female bands eva so they should be at the top dude
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
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12Elektra
They steal less from the artists
Beoncè signed with them!

13Tenth Street Entertainment

14Rise Records
Thank you for voting
So much potential in the genre they produce.
Great metal bands and rise is the way to promote them
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15Epitaph
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.

16RCA
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.

17XL Recordings

18Capitol
They have some of the greates pop artits now a days I mean they have Katy Perry what else would you want guys... And also they have really prepared producers to work with
The original. The best rock label in the history of music. No contest.

19A&M

20Geffen
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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21Interscope 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!
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22Mercury

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


23ANTI-
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

24Dominion 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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25Fearless Records
Best for bands such as Of Mice and Men, Mayday Parade, Pierce the Veil and many more.

26Shady 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

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27Milestone

28Apple
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.

29Nuclear Blast
How this is not in top 5 at least? It got one of the best bands of all time!

nooreldeen


30Death Row Records

Best label of all time, they had the best artist 2pac, dr dre, snoop dogg, dogg pound, doc, rbx, left eye, lady of rage and others at that time
Plus with Suge Knight everybody fear this label


31Sumerian Records
Maybe, the best in their genre

32SST Records

33Spinnin' Records
Best label for electronic music

34Reprise
Come on people, they have Green Day! Game. Set. Match.

35Chess 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.

36Sub Pop
Nirvana, soundgarden, the postal service, the album leaf, the shins, fleet foxes...

37SM 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

38MCA

39Asylum

40EMI

41Roc 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

42Hollywood Records
Disney stars, miley cyrus, selena gomez, jonas brothers, demi lovato
Awesome! Record company is awesome!

43YG 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...

44Blue Note

45Bad Boy Records
This is number one

46Century Media Records

47Star Records
this is the most prominent record labels in the phil produce by ABS CBN

48Armada
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

49G-Unit Records

50Mushroom Records

Why, because they found the band HEART.


51ECM

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.


52Jive

53GOOD Music
Kanye west, Kid cudi, Pusha T, Teyana Taylor, John Legend, Big Sean, Cyhi the prynce,2 chainz, dbanj, common

54Se7enth Fury Grammaton Records
Awesome label. good luck on getting to the top ten!
Great releases on this label!
Best EDM Music ever!

55Big Machine Records
They are bright and kind and do all they can to help you! I want to be signed here one day!

56Universal Republic Records
Lorde, James Blake, St Vincent, Taylor Swift, Florence and the Machine, the list goes on.

Best radio team in the world

57Stax
Decades of hits, instances of reinvention.

58Warp

59Funk Volume
Funk volume is real rap. Speaks the truth about society and doesn't sit there and feed you lies

60Wind-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

61Roc-A-Fella Records

62Casablanca

63Arista

64Nonesuch
Dan Auerbach is the man!

65Hopeless Records

66Grand 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
Grand Hustle Holding Rappers Like T.I. & B.O. B, Owned By King Of The South Himself, T.I.

67Walt 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

68Philadelphia International

694Real

70Adeline Records

71F*** City

72Whole Nutha Level Productions

BASED OUT OF LOUISVILLE KY. THE NEW LEADER IN AUDIO AND VIDEO PRODUCTION


73Virgin 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.

74Beggars Banquet Records
Also helped to market The Ramones in the UK because they were bigger there than in the U.S.

75Mystic Records

76Nettwerk

77Decaydance
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.

78Photo Finish

79Roadrunner

80Tooth & Nail
Best Christian record label out there.

81Domino Records

82King Records

83Modular Records

84Rough 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!

85Crass Records

86No Limit Records
Once upon a time we were all "Bout it Bout it" and we were all soldiers.

87Razor & Tie

88Island Records

89Mutant League Records

90Bomp

91Sire

92Stiff

93Fantasy

94Crush

95Outland Productions

96Eclective Records

97360 Records

98Headliner Records

994AD

100We Up Entertainment

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