Best Record Labels

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The Top Ten

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?
[Newest]Adam Lambert just joined Warner Bros. So I'm excited to hear what comes from them. I think Adam Lambert is amazing

2Island/Def Jam
great staff helps you create an image for yurself
Island Records and especially Chris Blackwell brought us some of the best music of all genres and popularized genres others wouldn't have.
Has the best of the best artists ever really good record label
[Newest]The best artists and best music! #1 ðŸ˜"

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.
50 cent, Eminem, and Dre are amazing they each have great qualities. Eminem is one if not the best of all time every album is different but are all amazing. Dre is one of the best producers of all time and he's been rapping for 30 years! Let's no forget that he discovered Eminem and Kendrick Lamar. 50s get rich or die trying was a major hit and he has more than 300 million dollars. Kendrick Lamar is also very promising
[Newest]Awesome rappers, entertainment out the roof.

They had some great artists: Michael Jackson, Pearl Jam, Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, etc.
Rihanna, Chris rene, Kanye west, Jay-z etc.
[Newest]Thank you for the entertainment wishing you for more great artist

5Cash Money Billionaire Records
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
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
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.
[Newest]Young money is so good because of all the music nicki and etc. make

Atlantic is known as the house that Ahmet built they have made a name for them self as the best in the industry!
Without a doubt, Atlantic has the best catalog in the world by delivering more great music from different areas than anyone else.
They have or had the legends like modern stars diggy past stars led zepplin

Motown is real they sing real life problems
Mj started out here as well as marvin gaye, stevie wonder, diana ross, smokey robinson and a whole lot more.
[Newest]Motown should be number 1

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
I would love to sign with them... I can rap and sing and I love MONEY... So YOUNG MONEY must be the best
TWO words.. "YOUNG MONEY"! Best ever
[Newest]Young money billionaires BEST LABEL IN THE WORLD better than Birdman

9Shady Records
Yo ain't nobody compare with Eminem in the Rap game. He is Legend and will remain as the king of rap forever! And I know he is doing good in his record label too. He is finding real talents and brought them out to the main stream. Every artist in shady records label know what they actually Rap about, they ain't spit like other artists do in other labels. Salute LEGEND!
Slim shady himself
50 cent
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
[Newest]Best of the best

10Roadrunner Records
In this label you can find every kind of metal
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!


Dream Theater, Megadeth, Machine Head, Opeth, Obituary, Annihilator, Fear Factory... A lot of great bands and excellent musicians.
over 25 years these guys have been rocking it out GET THEM ON HERE
[Newest]These guys know how to do this job

The Contenders

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!
[Newest]John mayer is by far the best artists and he is signing to Columbia records

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
[Newest]GHOST TOWN... enough said

13Interscope Records
A lot of good artists came out of this label such as Eminem, Mindless Behavior and 50 CenT
These guys really take time with new artist to fine area. Also I feel very comfortable sending them fresh new faces
I would like to get signed by interscope because of the success they've had with other artists

They steal less from the artists
Beoncè signed with them!

15Tenth Street Entertainment
Papa Roach, Motley Crue, 5FDP, Escape the Fate, HELLYEAH, Sixx: A.M. , Deuce, Drowning Pool, Nothing more My Secret Circus! Enough said!

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!
They have Miley they are obviously the best

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.

18Strange Music
#1 Independent Rapper in the World - Tech N9ne
1. Strange Music
2. Shady Records
3. Grand Hustle


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


19Rise Records
Thank you for voting
So much potential in the genre they produce.
Great metal bands and rise is the way to promote them

This record label has been around longer than many of the others in the top 10 and has a wider variety of artists than any other label on here.
The original. The best rock label in the history of music. No contest.
Amazing they are very kind to the artists and the staff has very diverse taste in music.

21Grand Hustle
T.I. one of the best rappers in the game hand down, he is in the top five
With the unity and diversity they bring to our ears in the music industry, they must be big
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)

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?
Good Bands and Artists were signed; Nirvana, both Rob Zombie and his original band White Zombie, and many others.
They also signed Guns N' Roses.


23Se7enth Fury Grammaton Records
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!
Great releases on this label!
Awesome label. good luck on getting to the top ten!
[Newest]Fantastic Label, exciting, varied, with some great releases over different genres!

24XL Recordings


26Roc-A-Fella Records

27Bad Boy Records
Biggie smalls is enough to prove it's a good label, despite its recent decline

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

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

30Dominion 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
[Newest]Dominion Worldwide IS going to the top!

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

32G-Unit Records
50, Banks, Buck, Game, Yayo, Mobb Deep.. Epic
Top 10 record label in the industry
50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, Game, Mobb Deep, Ma$e, M.O.P., Olivia...


33Fearless 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

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.


36Cash Money

37Nuclear 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!


38Spinnin' Records
Best label for electronic music
I love house music, keep up the good work!
It all starts with good music.

39Death Row Records
Tupac, dr. dre, snoop dogg, nate dogg, MC Hammer etc.
750$ mil sales, 150mil albums sales less than a decade, can't top that. Most successful label.

40Sumerian Records
Maybe, the best in their genre

41Sub Pop
Nirvana, soundgarden, the postal service, the album leaf, the shins, fleet foxes...
Best independent label out there.
Beach house, the notwist, modest mouse, built to spill, sleater-kinney, the white stripes, dinosaur jr, sonic youth, death cab, afghan whigs...

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

43Hollywood 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

44SST Records

. They had the Beatles. Only that makes them one of the greatest record labels of all time.
Pink Floyd and The Beatles. enough said

46YG 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...

47Chess Records
The best blues singers/guitarists/harmonica players/pianists all either came here, or were influenced by the label, as well as 2 of the greatest rock n' rollers (Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley)
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.

48SM 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

49Universal Republic Records
Lorde, James Blake, St Vincent, Taylor Swift, Florence and the Machine, the list goes on.

Best radio team in the world
Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Jessie J, Tiesto, Of Monster and Men, Nickelback, Mika, Milky Chance, Martin Garrix, John Newman.
AND THE ALMIGHTY OWL CITY- can't argue with the Fireflies Guy.

50Metal Blade Records
This should be way up there!
It houses the best metal bands and more




54Roc 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

55Blue Note

56Century Media Records

57Star Records
this is the most prominent record labels in the phil produce by ABS CBN

58Mushroom Records
Why, because they found the band HEART.

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.

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

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

Decades of hits, instances of reinvention.

63Hopeless Records


65Funk 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

66Big 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!

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

68Wind-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


70Philadelphia International


Dan Auerbach is the man!

73Virgin Records
Yes Boy George and Culture Club. Virgin struck gold signing this awesome genius band in the early eighties.
I've got two words for U. Smashing. Pumpkins. Enough said.
Janet Jackson and the Spice Girls had the most-success with this label.


75Adeline Records

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.

77F*** City


79Tooth & Nail
These guys brought us Icon For Hire <3 genius!
Best Christian record label out there.

80Whole Nutha Level Productions

81Domino Records

82Rough 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!

83Crass Records

84Beggars Banquet Records
Also helped to market The Ramones in the UK because they were bigger there than in the U.S.

85Mystic Records




89Photo Finish

90360 Records
Independent record label from London. Raised Artists like Devlin, Chipmunk, Wretch 32, Ghetts, Lethal Bizzle, Exo,

91King Records

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

93Modular Records

94No Limit Records
Once upon a time we were all "Bout it Bout it" and we were all soldiers.

95Razor & Tie

96Equal Vision Records
This label has a ton of great bands- not to mention JapanDROIDS

97Island Records

98Mutant League Records

99The End Records

100Chrysalis Records

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