Friday, 30 September 2011

Research into Record Labels

 Xavier Rudd

Universal Music Australia
SaltX/Universal/Fontana Records (US/Canada)

Universal Music Group (UMG) is an American music group and is the largest in the music industry. It is the largest of the "big four" record companies by its commanding market share and its multitude of global operations. Universal Music Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of French media conglomerate Vivendi.

Ben Howard

Ben Howard (born 24 May 1988) is an British singer-songwriter, born in Devon and currently signed to Island Records.

Island Records is a record label that was founded by Chris Blackwell in Jamaica. It was based in the United Kingdom for many years and is now owned by Universal Music Group. The label now operates as a division of the Island Def Jam Motown Music Group in the United States (where it is now a largely rock-oriented label, much like in its heyday) and as a standalone label in the United Kingdom (also known as Island Records Group or Universal Island)

Erased Tapes Records

A London, United Kingdom based independent record label focusing on cinematic music which is widely regarded as very diverse in genres and styles. The company was established by German-born Robert Raths in early 2007.

Bella Union

A independent record label that was started up by Simon Raymonde and Robin Guthrie in 1997.
After releasing records with 4AD for a large part of their career, Cocteau Twins decided to take a step towards independence and started up the Bella Union record label, through which they could release their own work as well as any collaborative efforts. Genres - Indie rock, folk, hip-hop, alt country,

Western Vinyl

Western Vinyl is an independent record label based in Austin Texas. It was founded in 1998.
Genres - Folk music, Instrumental.

Rhino Entertainment Company

A American specialty record label and production company. It is owned by Warner Music Group.
Rhino was originally a novelty song and reissue company during the 1970s and 1980s, releasing compilation albums of pop, rock & roll, and rhythm & blues successes from the 1950s through the 1980s. They were also known for releasing retrospectives of famous comedy performers, including Richard Pryor, Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, and Spike Jones.
Genre - Various

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