Best Record Labels

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?

The best one

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2 Island/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.

Almost signed Montana of 300

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3 Aftermath

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

One of the best record label! No doubt about it!

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4 Epic

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

Fifth Harmony and Camila Cabello

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5 Cash 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.


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6 Atlantic

Atlantic is known as the house that Ahmet built they have made a name for them self as the best in the industry!

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.)

Without a doubt, Atlantic has the best catalog in the world by delivering more great music from different areas than anyone else.

It's best because Melanie

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7 Young 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

Young money billionaires BEST LABEL IN THE WORLD better than Birdman

sign me

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8 Motown

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

Motown at the time made the diference breaking racial barriers and taking famous names to the fame like MJ, stevie wonder, the supremes, Marvin Gaye, The four tops they are all BLACK the Funk Brothers were amazing each musician in that group influence millions of people that today they are their heros to them and they devoleped the Motown Sound that time was something new what about their CEO the great Berry Gordy he was the man behind Motown he could found talents out of nowhere artits, songwriters,musicians,staff HE DID IT.

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9 Shady 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!

This Label is flawless. Every single rapper is a true lyricist, just listen to their cypher. Not to mention they owned the Game from 99-06. Plus, they have 3 of the best selling Rappers ever.

How come it is at 9 it should be after aftermath label.

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10 Fueled 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

Twenty one pilots... Lyrically the best any record label could get nowadays

Come on Panic! At the Disco


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The Contenders

11 RCA

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

Home of Disney legends Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and etc. Definitely top ten worthy

Kesha, Britney Spears, adam lambert, all the hottest singers right now!

Its chris brown...duh

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12 Roadrunner 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


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13 Columbia

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.

Columbia has a great sound stage that I like. Number eleven that's absurd. Get real, Hip Hop ain't music. Get rid of that sorry label.

Adele and Beyonce enough said

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14 Tenth Street Entertainment

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

15 Rise Records

Just got such brilliant and dedicated talent. Crown the Empire is one of the most dedicated bands out there.

Hands like Houses, Crown the Empire, Of Mice & Men, Memphis May Fire, Chelsea Grin. The list goes on and on you guys.

Rise puts out the best bands, Memphis May Fire, Knuckle Puck, and Sleeping with Sirens make real music.

I love Pvris

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16 Strange 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.

Lyrically insane people in here

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^

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17 Interscope 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

Lady Gaga, enough said...

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18 Elektra

They steal less from the artists

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

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19 Epitaph

Epitaph has got to be the best record label out there, there may be record labels with bands and artists that are widely more popular than some of the bands Epitaph have, but Epitaph are mainly based around rock and punk bands and if you look at the Epitaph artist list, it's just full of rock and punk based bands.

So many other record labels say they are based around a certain genre of music, yet they have so many bands that are completely opposite to what they say they look for.

Epitaph is also one of the best record labels purely because they don't just sign bands that are around the genre they look for, but some of the best and biggest bands around the genre. These bands can consist of Green Day, BMTH (Bring Me The Horizon), Bad Religion (OBVIOUSLY), Sleeping With Sirens, Escape The Fate, Architects AND GOD DAMN FALLING IN REVERSE. You can't get any better. Along with these bands, Epitaph also signs some artists that go solo that are also in Epitaph Signed bands, E.G. ...more

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.

Epitaph was founded by Bad Religion's vocalist Greg Graffin. So how can you compete with a record label founded by one of punk's most iconic band? They also have a large selection of rock, punk, and metal artists that are signed to their label (or just use it for distribution). Bands associated with the label include Bad Religion (duh), Green Day, Bring Me the Horizon, A Day to Remember, Parkway Drive, Rancid, the Descendents, The Offspring, Every Time I Die, Architects, Touché Amoré, and New Found Glory. This label has actual punk bands, unlike stupid ones like Fueled by Ramen.

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20 Capitol

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.

They are affiliated with 5SOS and Hi or Hey Records which is some of the most amazing things I've seen.

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.

Jon Bellion? The Beatles? Amazing artists that no other record labels can match.
Heck John Lennon is better than all these labels.

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