Music Labels are companies with a primary business: the creation of CDs, LPs, MP3 files, or other audio media. They work with a number of different artists, in one or more styles or genres.
This category, Specialty, holds subcategories for various styles and genres of music.
Styles may include genres such as Classical, Rock and Jazz; subgenres such as Classical/Opera, Rock/Metal, and Jazz/Ragtime; and types of music such as Choral, Native American, and Holiday. Genres may be defined by technical aspects such as instrumentation, harmony, melody, rhythm, and form, or according to schemes devised by writers and critics. Music types may be defined by these criteria as well as others such as subject matter, chronology, or performance context, and may cut across genre lines.
Because of the number of very small labels which appear, and disappear, overnight, businesses listed here are selected because they have a portfolio of several artists, conduct business in a particular city, and distribute their audio material in stores, as well as from their web site.
Norwegian Folk, Jazz and Classical label. Artists include Wolfgang Plagge, Piotr Janowski,Kristin Fossheim, and Bjørn Solum. Artist profiles, catalog, audio and online ordering.
Jazz, blues, rhythm and blues and electronica music. Artist profiles, news, tour dates, online store.
Features pop, dance, hip hop and rhythm and blues. Based in Miami, Florida, USA. Artists include Global Transmission, Roxanne, and Donna Rose. MP3s, artist information, and discography.
Specialties include Adult Alternative, Adult Contemporary, and Smooth Jazz. Features artist information.
Award-winning recordings of Folk, Bluegrass, and Children's music and stories. Website includes audio samples.
Produces cross-genre creations blending Hip Hop, Jazz, Groove and Ambient. Based in San Francisco, USA.
Cleveland, Ohio Electronic and Progressive Rock label. Artists include Insect, Monolith, and Michael Bross. MP3s, news, artist pages.
Offers Easy listening piano music, Inspirational music, and Relaxation CDs. Artists include Alden David, Di Scherling, Peter Triggvi, Paul Christopher.
UK Blues, Jazz, and Roots music label. Artists include Larry Johnson, Daryl Davis, and Out of the Blue. Catalog, mailing list, tour dates, online ordering, artist pages.
Punk, Hardcore, Eclectic, and indie Rock label. Artists include Endless Mike, Red Rover, and Pat Dwyer. Discography, band pages, online ordering.
Minneapolis, USA-based label releasing a broad range of genres such as Christian, Rock , Pop and Gothic. Also, features a recording studio. Artists include Debbie Davis, Ric Sinclair, and Sons of Almighty. Artist pages, online ordering, links.
A Pop/Rock label based in Chicago, USA. Artists include Glen Phillips, Train, Five For Fighting and Dovetail Joint. Site features artist pages, news, store, and radio station.
Releases several genres such as Ambient, Noise, Drone, Electronic, and Experimental. Located in New Orleans USA.
Newport Beach, California, USA Blues, Jazz and Roots music label. Artists include Craig Horton, Top Jimmy, and Chris Whynaught. Artist biographies, tour dates, online ordering.
Home to Lo-fi, Punk, Pop, Experimental and demo recording. Located in England.
A Pop, Folk, and Rock indie that's been around since 1986. Based in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. Artists include 10,000 Maniacs, Alex Chilton, Juliana Hatfield, Freedy Johnston, and Yo La Tengo. Website includes label history, news, artist profiles, and mailing list.
New Orleans, USA Jazz, Brass and Funk label. Artists include Kermit Ruffins, Los Hombres Calientes, Jason Marsalis, Irvin Mayfield, and Dr. Michael White. Artist pages, message board, tour dates, online store.
A label based in Oxford,United Kingdom. Features Folk, Acoustic, Classical, and Period music. Artists include Fernhill, Gerald Garcia, and Magpie Lane. Website includes artist biographies, catalog, online ordering.
UK label releasing 45 RPM records. Artists include Spraydog, Mos Eisley, and Smilex. Catalog, audio samples, and links.
Brass, Jazz, and Blues label from Elkhart, Indiana. Artists include Bob Guthrie Quartet, Bill Boris, and Uncle Art. Catalog, MP3s, news, order information.
North Carolina Experimental and Underground label. Artists include Systo, No H, and Quartermelon. Label history, discography, artist bios.
UK reissue label. Rock, Blues, Jazz and Folk albums from the fifties through the eighties reissued on CD. Catalog, links, and online store.
Based in Austin, Texas, USA. Releases Americana, Bluegrass, Folk and Roots music. Artists include Caroline Herring and Prairie Fire. Audio samples, guestbook, and label information.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA indie focused on Rock, Pop, Soul, and Blues. Artists include Bull Moose Jackson, Bonograph, The Flashcats, and Frampton Brothers. Label history, discography, ordering information.
Oldest independent label in the US. Releases Rock, Pop, Punk and Garage. Artist include DMZ, the Warlocks, and The Modern Lovers. Label history, discography, catalog, news, tour dates.
Champaign, Illinois Dance Pop label. Artists include Blue Audio, Chris Hunter, and Krissy Chow. MP3s, artist biographies, catalog, online ordering.
Music and multimedia from Strasbourg, France. Releases Dance and Ambient music.
Frank Macchia's independent label. Focused on New Age, Jazz, World Fusion and Contemporary Classical.
Indiana Doo-wop and oldies music label. Artists include Stormy Weather, Pookie Hudson, and Bill Pinckney. Online store, catalog, videos.
Independent Pop/Lounge music label with artists including Coctails, Handsome Family, Archer Prewitt, Retsin, Flowchart, February, Slipstream, Disco Inferno, and Samarai Celestial. Catalog, tour dates, and artist information.
Specializes in Classical, Contemporary, World music, and Jazz.
Canadian Celtic, New Age, and World music label. Artists include Aldo Nova, Tino Izzo, and Rob Allen. Audio samples, biographies, discography, links, and online store.
Italian independent label specialized in Rock, Soul, and Blues. Artists include Kevin Trainor, Billy Eli, and the Barbers. Discography, MP3s, tour dates.
Pennsylvania oldies and rarities label. Boxed sets, special collections and classic album reissues. Catalog, discography, and online ordering.
Indie Hip Hop, Pop and Rock label. Home to Clokworx, Bawston, Strangla, 1Lyfe, Pernilla, Black Pawn and Supernaut. MP3s to download.
A record label for Electronic Experimental music, IDM, Techno and Ambient.
UK indie Folk and Alternative label. Artists include Cowboy Junkies, Echo and the Bunnymen, XTC, and Ani DiFranco. News, tour dates, mailing list, message board, audio samples.
Independent label based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Releases Punk, Ska and Reggae.
Dutch Roots, World music, singer/songwriter, Punk, Alternative and Blues label. News, catalog, discography, artist biographies.
A label based in Memphis, Tennessee,USA that re-issues Ragtime, Blues and Jazz recordings. Catalog, discography, and contact information.
Texas, USA independent firm releasing Rock and Tejano. Artists include Pression, Aunt Flossie, and Ruben Vela. Online store, tour dates, sound samples.
Essential Garage Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Blues, Rockabilly, Punk, Surf, and wild and primitive Rock and Roll styles.
Danish Classical and Jazz label.
Indie Folk and Rock label owned and operated by Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls. Artists include Justin Hale, Rose Polenzani, 6X, Big Bang, Three Finger Cowboy, Grady Cousins, Rock A Teens, Lift, and Band de Soleil. Artist pages, links, message board, online ordering.
British Soul, Jazz, and rhythm and blues label. Artists include Woody Cunningham, Dee Dee Sharp, and Leon Ware. Catalog, audio samples, online ordering.
Northern Illinois label specializing in instrumental Jazz, New Age and Classical Music. Artists include One Year Later, Out of the Blue, and Sunrise Park. Audio clips, artist bios, guestbook.
Chicago, USA-based label recording Blues and Jazz since 1953. Includes an online catalog, MP3s and audio reviews, label history and an email newsletter.
Classical and Jazz label.
A discographic company specialized in audio and visual programmes of new musical trends. Located in Portugal.
German label specializing in movie soundtracks of the 1960s and 1970s. Discography, newsletter, and online shop.
Large catalog of pre-war Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Spirituals, and North American old time music.
New Age, Jazz, and World music label. Home of Kitaro, Luis Perez, and Sapphron. Artist bios, news, online ordering.
Indie Punk, Bluegrass, and Rockabilly label from Tucson, Arizona, USA. Artists include James Dead and Quick Drawl. Catalog, band bios, and online ordering.
Rleases Acoustic, Electronic, and Experimental music. Free MP3s, CD shop, general information, discussion, reviews, links to new music technology, and webcasts.
Independent label featuring Jazz, Rock, and Aggressive music. Artists include Shake, Rezin, and Doubtful Heroes. Artist biographies, MP3s, and contact information.
Independent record label, producing experimental work in free Jazz, Contemporary chamber, and Electronic music.
Independent Latin Rock and Dance music label. Concert dates, ordering information, and links.
Manchester, United Kingdom independent label. Releases limited edition vinyl singles. Artists include Tuna, Pico, and Kimonophonic. News, discography, ordering information.
Illinois, USA-based Pop, Rock and Jazz label. Artists include Skee-lo, Jill Dawson, Jim Peterik (formerly of Survivor), Astra Kelly, and Bumpus. Discography, artist biographies, and ordering information.
Kansas City, USA label featuring singer/songwriters and bands. Eclectic music selection including Rock, Jazz, Folk, and Rhythm and Blues. Artists include Tom Hall, Ben Juneau, Isotope Finis, Velvet Freeze, Mark Johnston.
Portuguese music label and online mail order, specializing in Neo-Classical, Dark Folk, Dark Ambient, Heavenly Voices, Martial Industrial and related genres. Artists include Dwelling and Chants for the Fallen. News, MP3s, and catalog, including limited edition vinyl releases and merchandise.
German based micro independent record label featuring high quality Trance, House and Ambient music.
Releases Experimental Pop, Rock, Electronic, Electro Acoustic, and Core beat. Featuring HumanTonic, The Gafferbobs, and April.
Baltimore based label. Artists include The Antlers, Page France, Secret Mountains, The White Foliage.
United Kingdom Electronica and Experimental label. Home of Dylan Group, Grain, Him, Immense, Mice Parade, Third Eye Foundation, and the Realistics. News, discography, online ordering, demo submission information, artist pages.
United Kingdom Soul and rhythm and blues label. Artists include Bridge, Cynthia Biggs, and Baby Lee. Catalog, audio clips, links, and online store.
Independent Roots music focusing on Blues, Honky-tonk, Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Folk, and Classical. Home of One Too Many, The Delphines, Jon Paris, and Robert Charles. Catalog, merchandise, music samples and online ordering.
Gainesville, Florida Rock and Pop label. Artist include Blueline Medic, Cadillac Blindside, Frodus, the Impossibles, and Jersey and Pollen. News, tour dates, photos, store, and radio station.
UK indie label. Home of Cult TV and film themes, Mod, Ska, Instrumental, and Britpop. Discography, videos, links.
New York City independent, Song-driven label. Artists include Jim Barbaro, GGP, and the Magnetics. Discography, photo gallery, order information, and links.
German Country, Roots Rock and singer/songwriter label. Artists include Court and Spark, Gourds, and Savoy Grand. Discography, tour dates, guestbook, and links. In English and German.
Felton, California Folk and Classical label. Artists include William Coulter, Neal Hellman, and Mary McLaughlin. News, discography, tour dates, and artist information.
Featuring a wide variety of musical styles including light Jazz, Piano, Classical, Celtic, Guitar, New Age, and Big Band.
Raleigh, North Carolina Instrumental Guitar label. Artists include Paul Abbott, Artland, and Marton. Online zine, artist biographies, catalog, and order information.
Releases Acoustic music by artists from Northern Wisconsin, USA. Artists include Chance, Way Up North, and Bruce Burnside. Online sales, artist biographies, and tour information.
Hip hop and rhythm and blues label. Artists include Homeless Nation, DaOrfenz, and Nomadz. Offers merchandise, MP3 audio, news, catalog, and tour dates.
Atlanta, Georgia indie/microlabel whose main focus is Lo-fi and home-recorded music. MP3s and online ordering available.
An independent label based in Torino, Italy releasing Electronica, Im, Glitch, Techno, Ambient, and Experimental music.
Offers music for hypnotical purposes.
Features DJs and Producers from the Electronic music global underground rave and club scene including, Progressive Trance, Techno, Drum and Bass, House, Progressive, and Dance music.
Radical Jamaican Underground Reggae and Hip Hop. Features- Mahad Mahan, ArtiCarlton T, P.OD.E.ville Man Dem, N4SA, Undah P. Catalog, tour dates, audio, and video.
London, United Kingdom-based indie label issuing Alternative Rock, Punk, and Goth, since 1982. A catalogue featuring other labels they distribute. Shopping, news, discographies, biographies, and links.
A non-profit organization dealing with Experimental, Concrete, Electronic and Environmental music. Home of Small Cruel Party, Bruno Moreigne, Luc Kerleo and others.
Seattle, Washington, USA Punk and Alternative Rock label. Home to Sleater-Kinney, Unwound, and Bikini Kill. Includes catalog, pictures, sound, and video.
Chicago Lo-fi. Home of Labradford, Low, and Stars of the Lid. News, catalog, tour dates, and ordering information.
Label and distributor for a wide range of Ambient and Electronic music. Offers Secure shopping.
Classical and Jazz recordings from same company as famous Linn audio products. Catalogue, press reviews, artist tour details and secure online ordering.
New York City, USA Rock, Blues, and Acoustic label. Artists include The Kitchen, Charis, and Chris Hutson. MP3s, links, and online ordering.
World music and Jazz. Artists include Mario Cee, Greg Hunter, and Juno Reactor. Catalog, news, history, video, and links.
Offers Canadian Classical and Celtic music.
United Kingdom promotion and plugging company consolidating a Label, a radio station and a worldwide artists and repertoire agency. Specializes in releasing and promoting new music compilations, E.P's, singles and albums that feature the best new independent bands and artists from all over the world. Also offers CD-ROM manufacturing, duplication, music production and music plugging packages.
United Kingdom-based Leftfield and Pop record label. Features Blue States, Broadway Project, Fort Lauderdale and others.
Montreal, Canada Retrofuturism label. News, catalog, and audio clips.
Historical and modern Classical and Jazz recordings.
Specializes in jazz and world fusion, and instrumental progressive rock. Home of Electrum, Gino Foti, and Dave Kulju.
Independent record label specializing in ambient and electronic music.
Releases Techno and Hip Hop music. Home of Third Option, Larry Lines, and M.C. Murph. MP3s, press, catalog, mailing list, links, and online store.
Texas, USA-based Lo-fi, Electronic, and Industrial music label. Artists include Trudgernaut, The Blue Room, and Audio Simplicity. News, catalog, and mailing list.
A Grece-based company, specialized in styles such Rockabilly, Garage, Surf, Psych, Old School Punk. Bands include Vibrators, Black Raven, The Bullets, Purple Overdose, Frantic V, 5*Hotel, and Rockets.
Releases New Wave, Electro, Retro and Dance. Features bands Sharplicks, Mono Living and Juan Silmon. Located in the United Kingdom.
New age, Ambient, and Progressive rock music. Home of John Luttrell and Underwater Flying Lessons. News, audio clips, discography, and ordering information.
Swiss Pop, Dance, Latino, and World music label. Artists include Gerry T., Maico, and Sisma. Catalog, links, and online store.
Contemporary Rock, Pop, and Dance label. Includes music, news, and discography.
Independent Folk and Alternative-Country label based in Santa Barbara, California, USA. Includes artist profiles and merchandise.
It releases Jazz and Blues from artists like Yank Rachell, Little Arthur Duncan and the Bill O'Connell Latin Jazz Project. Online ordering and audio samples.
Specializes in Folk, Folk Rock, Pop/Psych and Rock reissues. Links to artists sites and mail order.
Record label based in Wales, producing Classical, Jazz, Rock and Folk. Online catalogue and artist information.
Black, Death, Doom, Experimental and Ambient music label.
Releases Hip Hop, Jazz, Electronic, and World music. Artist biographies, news, audio clips, catalog, and online ordering. Based in California, USA.
Major independent label specializing in Roots music of all kinds, including Bluegrass and old-time Country.
A company dedicated to signing original music in all genres. Features music that varies from Acoustic to Alternative, Blues to Rock, and Country to Hypnotic. Online store.
An independent record label featuring artists in Jazz, Classical, New Age and Rock.
An independent record and video company featuring World and Celtic music, Reggae, Blues, and Contemporary Jazz.
News, reviews and soundclips of guitar, Pop, and Country Rock artists such as Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn, Radio Sweethearts and BMX Bandits.
Presenting Blues, Folk and Jazz recordings by independent artists on compact disc and audio cassette.
Releases from Metal to New Age. Artist profiles and general information. Links for CD purchase and downloads.
Educational and culturally significant recordings of American Roots, Blues, Bluegrass, Folk, World, American Indian, Jazz, Latino, protest, children's, and spoken word. News, online catalog and ordering, videos and DVDs, distribution and licensing, tour dates and, contact information.
A company specializing in the release of unheard music from world famous artists and songwriters. Also offers services of production, publishing and licensing. Formed by Joe Foster and Joey Stec.
Releases genres between Electronics and Hip Hop. Artist information, projects, and news.
Independent label releasing Classical, Acoustic instrumental, and other Specialty CDs.
Bases in Germany. Releases a wide variety of genres such as Electronic Ambience, Avantgarde Jazz, minimal Techno and Experimental soundworks.
Independent record label based in Indianapolis, USA featuring Jazz, Soul, Hip Hop and Electronic music.
A label releasing recordings of Alternative Classical, Electro-acoustic, Electronic, Avant-garde, and Surround sound music.
Experimental, Electronica, Noise, Lo-fi, Ambient and extreme music distribution from Australia. Featuring artists such as The Oppenheimer Project, Locii, and Intergalactic Trucking Company.
Classical, Jazz and educational label. Profile, music links, and ordering information.
New York, USA-based online label specializing in Electronica, Experimental, Ambient, Trip Hop, Trance and Psychedelic music. Includes a profile, downloads (MP3 and RealAudio format), artist biographies and an online shop.
Home to Reggae, Dubby, Breakbeat and Downtempo. Includes MP3 files, news, and discography.
Seattle, USA-based Avant Garde and Experimental label. Artists include Bethany Curve, Degenerate Art Ensemble, Amy Denio, Bill Horist, Intonarumori, and Jupiter 88. News, discography, audio, video, links, and ordering information.
A great, diverse label from Chicago, USA releasing a wide variety of genres. Artists include Bobby Conn, Freakwater, The Sea and Cake, Tortoise.
Label of Mantra Sunrise, Art Rock Circus, Heavens Cafe', The Rock Opera, and John Miner. Releases Jazz, New Age, Rock and Pop. Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Eclectic San Francisco, USA-based label featuring artists such as Circle, Burmese, Souled American and Noisegate.
Non-conventional indie music releasing Experimental, Rock, and Ethnic music. Artists include Yid Vicious, Stephanie Rearick, and Milkbaby. MP3s, catalog, mailing list, links, and online store.
Releases Dance, Electronica, Hip Hop, Rock and Pop. Artists include Aimee Mann, Heather Nova, Mercury Rev, Black Crowes, Stereophonics, Billy Crawford, and Moby. News, tour dates, downloads, videos, mailing list, and links.
Manchester, England-based label specializing in Future Rock and Electronic music. Artists include Palo Alto, Bynatone and Les Flames. Contains artist profiles, discography, event archive and mail order.
Austin, Texas, USA cooperative label. Releases a wide variety of genres such as Classical, Jazz, Rock, and Blues. Artists include Ma Driver, Odd Man Out, and Rebecca Ryan. Catalog, reviews, and online store.
Melbourne, Australia label releasing genres as Classical, Folk, Acoustic, Dance, and Country. Home of the Go-Betweens, Snout, and Lisa Miller. News, catalog, tour dates, forum, gallery, audio clips, links, and store.
French company releasing genres such as Dance, Electronica, and Reggae. Artists include Demon, Frank Michael, and Paris Lounge. Catalog, links, and audio clips.
Offers music CDs for kids that seek to transcend the stereotypical "kiddie-music" sound. Created by singer and songwriter Paul Austin Kelly, guitarist and composer Richard Durrant, and illustrator Korky Paul.
An independent label based in Massachusetts, USA. Is devoted to the fusion of Jazz, Rock, Chamber music, Tango, Avant-garde, and Balkan influences. Home of the group Kakalla.
Independent label focused on Contemporary Gospel, Folk, Bluegrass, Blues, and Country. Information, and free MP3 samples.
Specializes in American roots music: Country, Americana, Blues, Rockabilly, Folk, Bluegrass, Rock and Alternative Country. Artists include Steve Haggard, Teddy Glenn, Gail and the Tricksters, and Pat DiNizio.
Label promoting a variety of music, including Traditional, Classical, Contemporary and Ambient World, New Age, Electronic, Ambient Techno, and Experimental instrumental.
German Sci-fi Pop and film soundtrack label. Catalog, links, and ordering information.
New music from emerging artists deeply rooted in American musical traditions - Blues, Folk, Appalachian, old-time Country, early Jazz. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Children's music label. News, catalog, links, and ordering information.
United Kingdom Roots music label. Artists include Eddie Hinton, Drive By Truckers, and Delaney. Audio clips, discography, news, and forums.
No wave, Disco, and Post punk label featuring artists like Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Kid Creole, Alan Vega, Suicide, and Was (Not Was). Artists, new releases, catalog and links.
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