Best Record Labels

The Top TenXW

1Warner 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?

Gives so much creative freedom! Ex: Melanie Martinez

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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.

Logic need I say more

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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

Awesome label and awesome artists like 50 cent Eminem and dre

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They had some great artists: Michael Jackson, Pearl Jam, Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, etc.

Rihanna, Chris rene, Kanye west, Jay-z etc.


Natasha Bedingfield sure looked cute as a Epic Records artist. If you haven't listened to her songs, it could be a good idea. Also from the Epic Records catalog is the soundtrack to Aquamarine (the 2006 children's film). - playstationfan66

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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.

Ugh. After Nicki Minaj, this record failed to deserve this placement.

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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.

It has Artists like My Chemical Romance, The Clovers, Aretha Franklin, Bruno Mars, and several others (one of which I am addicted to, but won't name because she is MINE.)

M2M and Angela Via are the best Atlantic Records artists. - playstationfan66

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7Young Money Entertainment

I would love to sign with them... I can rap and sing and I love MONEY... So YOUNG MONEY must be the best

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 would like to be signed

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Mj started out here as well as marvin gaye, stevie wonder, diana ross, smokey robinson and a whole lot more.


Motown is real they sing real life problems

Higher up. R&B was a huge influence on American rock & roll, and Motown was easily the king of the R&B industry.

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9Shady Records

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

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!

The slim shady Eminem is the realest and is the best white rapper out there no scratch that he is the best rapper in the game and he will always be. And this is coming for a black person,most black rappers aren't happy with there own greed and dumbass success and are jealous of him,only because he speaks the truth and don't take no from people that will only be around you because of your fame. Eminem will always be my fave rapper.

Awesome record label Shady Records <3 I love how biggie and 2 pac rap

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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! - nooreldeen

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

These guys know how to do this job

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The Newcomers

?Hi or Hey Records

Come on they have 5 Seconds of Summer and Hey Violet!

?Birdman Records

Put out so many new experimental music. Not really the best out there, but I like it a lot.

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!

John mayer is by far the best artists and he is signing to Columbia records

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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

GHOST TOWN... enough said

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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!

No they don't help young artists, they are subject to the moods of Simon Cowell, they are under his thumb, the UK one bad label, a bunch of scared unprofessional.

They have Miley they are obviously the best

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14Tenth Street Entertainment

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


They steal less from the artists

En Vogue was one of those Elektra artists whom they fall under the Eastwest Records America sublabel. - playstationfan66

16Strange Music

This label consists real raw lyrical and flow ability. The artists on the label, hands down, put every other rapper out there to shame.

#1 Independent Rapper in the World - Tech N9ne

Everyone in Strange makes great music. It should be higher up. Tech is the best along with Krizz, Ces Cru, Rittz, Stevie Stone, Murs, Brotha Lynch. Their music is better most music sounds the same. The guys at strange bring something different every album. ^S^


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.

18Interscope 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

I'm for mother monster

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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

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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 Beatles are better than all these new artists you name. So is Pink Floyd. Only Bob Dylan and the Doors are close. Katy Perry, Hip hop, you've got to be kidding me.

The original. The best rock label in the history of music. No contest.

Huge names, Like Coldplay and label for sure

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