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eOne Distribution is the largest independent music and video distributor in North America and holds the highest market share of any independent. The company boasts an unparalleled roster ranging from leading record labels to independent film and television studios covering a wide spectrum of genres in both music and video. Through its state-of-the-art facilities in New York and Toronto, eOne Distribution manages physical distribution of CD, Blu-ray and DVD inventories and is a leading Internet fulfillment wholesaler of entertainment products through partnerships with the world's largest on-line retailers. eOne is a leader in digital distribution, aggregating content for multiple partners including iTunes, Netflix, Amazon.com, Sony Playstation, Xbox, eMusic, Rhapsody and many others.
Founded in 1990 by mandolinist, composer, bandleader and producer extraordinaire David Grisman, Acoustic Disc is an independent record label dedicated to the preservation and integrity of acoustic music, musicians and instruments. Varied releases cover acoustic music of all genres—be it David’s own award-winning dawg music, bluegrass, classical, latin, jazz or folk. The late Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead (who gave David the nickname Dawg) often recorded at Dawg Studios and chose Acoustic Disc as the outlet for his acoustic side, resulting in the acclaimed "Garcia/Grisman," "Not For Kids Only," "Shady Grove," "So What," "Old & In the Way," "That High Lonesome Sound" and "The Pizza Tapes"
American Rock Icons, Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy-winning legends the Allman Brothers Band join eOne Distribution and will release performances that have been out of print and hard to find for years. The band continues to tour annually and has a massive devoted fan base, from jam-band college students to baby-boomers. Upcoming titles will include live and archival sets never before released in the music retail marketplace. The Allman Brothers Recordings label includes titles featuring the original
Since the inception in 1988 ANALEKTA has become the largest independent classical record company in Canada. The company is now considered a benchmark within the Canadian music industry The driving force behind the label has always been its musicians, exceptional artists who would become Analekta guarantee of excellence. Though its focus remains classical music, ANALEKTA continues to seek new talent and promote Canadian musicians. Analekta catalogue now includes World Music, Jazz and Movie Soundtracks, making music accessible to music aficionados with eclectic taste.
Established in 1989, AnimEigo, Inc. is not only one of the first companies to release Anime in the United States and Canada, but also one of the first companies to release significant numbers of high-quality Japanese live-action films. Over their 20 year history, AnimEigo has consistently broadened the market for Japanese films. Renowned for the quality of their translations, subtitles, and dubbing, AnimEigo has released many classic anime titles, including “Bubblegum Crisis”, “Urusei Yatsura”, “Kimagure Orange Road”, and “Oh My Goddess!”. AnimEigo’s live action films include Samurai Cinema, Art films, Action, WWII from Japan’s perspective, Ninkyo (Yakuza films), Comedy , and more genres.
Founded in 1997, Appleseed Recordings is an independent, idealistic and internationally distributed record label devoted to releasing socially conscious contemporary, folk and roots music by a wide array of established and lesser-known musicians. The West Chester, Pa.-based company’s approach has led to a catalog of more than 90 well-respected albums, one Grammy Award and ten Grammy nominations
Bad Dog Records is the label home for Jonatha Brooke and her storied catalog of audio and DVD releases. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Brooke began issuing albums that merged folk and pop during the early 1990s, first as a member of a female duo named The Story and later as a solo artist. Today she forges ahead as an artist as relevant as ever in the ever-changing landscape of folk/pop music.
Comprised of both music and video divisions, Belmondo Entertainment is a multimedia company that caters to a diverse international audience. The company’s mission is to cover a broad spectrum of genres, introducing new artists and ideas while cultivating the strength and catalog of established artists. Musically, Belmondo is full-service record company infused with a young dynamic energy and driven by new technologies and philosophies. Their titles showcase jazz, funk, chill out, bossa nova, rock, R&B, and more. The video division was created to compliment the close relationship between audio and video entertainment and to further accelerate Belmondo’s place in the marketplace.
Comprised of both music and video divisions, Belmondo Entertainment is a multimedia company that caters to a diverse international audience. The company's mission is to cover a broad spectrum of genres, introducing new artists and ideas while cultivating the strength and catalog of established artists. Musically, Belmondo is full-service record company infused with a young dynamic energy and driven by new technologies and philosophies. Their titles showcase jazz, funk, chill out, bossa nova, rock, R&B, and more. The video division was created to compliment the close relationship between audio and video entertainment and to further accelerate Belmondo's place in the marketplace.
Bieler Bros. Records was founded by Aaron and Jason Bieler in January 2002. Bieler Bros. Records is about a long-term vision and building career artists. Artists include A Silent Film, Soil, and Skindred. Bieler Bros. Apparel was founded in 2009 and is a global lifestyle brand that focuses on apparel for both hard rock fans and fans of hockey.
Black Hole Recordings was founded in the fall of 1997. Well-known as the company of DJ Tiësto and his Magik and Space Age compilation series, Black Hole started to release their own magikal stories on vinyl.
Blix Street Records is the home of Eva Cassidy, Grace Griffith and other Celtic style singers as well as numerous New Age, Rock, Instrumental and Soundtrack releases. Additionally they also have the Gift Horse imprint which features the music of Mary Black.
Since 1994, Bloodshot Records has championed music that lurks between genres. We’ve always been drawn to the good stuff nestled in the dark, nebulous cracks where punk, country, soul, pop, bluegrass, blues & rock mix & mingle & mutate. We like artists who work over American roots forms with chains & velvet gloves with little regard for formality or protocol, who aren’t afraid to molest & caress these forms & take music into uncharted,exciting waters. They don’t listen to the taste-makers or trend-watchers. What we all share is a punk/DIY ethic of expression; we all appreciate that music is only innovative & interesting when you’re willing to take chances with it, to follow your instincts.
Spy Music Group is a multi-faceted label. They oversee the classic Brunswick Records soul/R&B catalog, re-issue long-lost classics from the Warner/Elektra/Atlantic catalogs in our Ambassador Soul Classics series, create branded music like their Nikki Music compilation, and even specialty DVDs like Vixens of Wrestling and Ultimate Pro-Wrestling Training.
CC Entertainment is the brainchild of Bobby Z, drummer for the legendary Prince & The Revolution. Originally founded as a home for ‘Tribute’ recordings, the label has diversified into a full-fledged home to R&B, blues and soul artists, and has a Grammy nomination to its credit.
We've been presenting award-winning entertainment for children for more than 15 years. We are dedicated to the best in entertainment and educational value for children, parents, grandparents and teachers. We are the premier company in North America presenting classical music entertainment for children through our collection of CDs, DVDs, beautifully illustrated books, live concerts and educational resources. With the addition of the This is Daniel Cook, The Bee's Knees and Robert Munsch series to our catalogue, we now expand our musical entertainment to include classic children's stories and music, too. We are proud to be a trusted source of quality entertainment products.
Cleopatra Records started as a distant dream just over a decade ago. The mid ‘80s were a magical time in the Los Angeles music scene. A young entrepreneur by the name of Brian Perera was in the thick of it all, beginning his career making & marketing T-shirts & various swag in his Southern California garage for rising stars like Guns N’ Roses and Jane’s Addiction. With a desire to release an out of print Motorhead and a rapid fire mind that quickly learned the ins and outs of the record industry Perera purchased the license, distributed and marketed what would be the first of thousands of releases on the soon to explode Cleopatra Label Group roster.
Cumbancha is a new record label founded by Jacob Edgar, an Ethnomusicologist and music producer who for the past eight years has been the head of music research and product development at famed independent record label Putumayo World Music. It has been Edgar’s job to travel the world in search of exceptional artists and songs for Putumayo’s critically acclaimed and commercially successful compilations of music from all over the globe. Over the years, Edgar kept coming across artists he felt deserved wider recognition and assistance in bringing their music to the world stage, and he decided to form Cumbancha to address that need.
DPTV (Detroit Public Television) is the label that markets audio and DVD product specifically associated with the PBS TV powerhouse network. Legendary Irish crooner Daniel O’Donnell is the flagship artist for this media group.
DisManic, Inc. was founded in December 2008 by Thomas Ziegler. DisManic features many exciting artists and labels, running the gamut from experimental jazz to prog and metal (and more). DisManic has released new albums by Lita Ford, Fozzy, and Kamelot.
DRG Records Incorporated was formed by Hugh Fordin 1977. Since then, Mr. Fordin has produced and recorded over 300 Broadway cast albums. DRG Records has received thirteen Grammy Award nominations through the years. The DRG Records catalog currently contains 277 studio albums of jazz or popular artists including Peggy Lee, Anita O’Day, Grammy Award winners Cleo Laine, Shirley Bassey, Patti Page, Barbara Cook Gerry Mulligan as well as Hadda Brooks, Ruth Brown, Annie Ross, Karen Akers and many others. DRG has also reissued over 400 studio and motion picture soundtrack albums under licenses with Capitol Records, Sony/BMG Entertainment and Warner Bros. Records.
Formed in 1995 by Dru Ha & Buckshot, Duck Down Music is a leading Independent Hip-Hop label based in New York City with sales of over 3 million records to date. The current roster consists of: 9th Wonder & Buckshot, Sean Price, Pharoahe Monch, Black Rob, Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun, Skyzoo, Boot Camp Clik, Heltah Skeltah, Torae, Marco Polo & Random Axe. Duck Down Music has established an authentic & organic following & serves as a management company for many of their artists, helping to organize global tours & secure licensing opportunities.
EAST SIDE RECORDS has been catering to its fans since 1997 with only the best Oldies, Rap and Latin music. East Side Records captures the essence of the East L.A. scene and its many influences including the LowRider car enthusiast, and Blvd. cruising cultures which are prominent among all walks of life today. A Pioneer to the Chicano Rap movement with rappers like: Lil Cuete, Mr. Shadow, Mr. Lil One, Mr. Knight Owl, Lawless, Dyablo, plus many more as well as the timeless beauty of The Mariachi Divas, to the hit oldies that never die, Genuine, sincere, for real, heartfelt, classic, original these are words that describe the East Side Records catalog.
Entertainment One U.S. is the U.S. home video label of Entertainment One (LSE:ETO), a leading independent entertainment that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of entertainment content. Boasting a diverse library of feature films, television series and more, Entertainment One U.S. is the home of such notable properties as Rookie Blue, Haven, Being Human, Sanctuary, Babar, McLeod’s Daughters, Wire in the Blood, Omnibus and The Abbott and Costello Show, along with Ballet Shoes starring Emma Watson, Little Ashes starring Robert Pattinson and the 2009 Academy Award®-winning Best Foreign Language Film Departures.
Entertainment One Music, formerly Koch Records, has quickly grown to become North America's largest independently distributed record company and is one of the fastest growing independent record labels in the US. Entertainment One Music’s record labels cover all musical genres from adult-contemporary to rock, urban to country, children's to classical. Its bestselling franchises have been successfully complemented by a growing roster of both established artists and developing talent.
EPM is an artist-centric entertainment company that embraces new technologies and business models while serving up the best content to the Gospel community. Our goal is to be the vehicle for artists to reach fans, churches and the community at large with their message.
FOUR QUARTERS ENTERTAINMENT, INC. has been in business since the end of 1991, and along with its label imprint, 4Q Records, has developed a reputation worldwide for releasing albums of the highest musical and production qualities, with rave reviews from audiophiles, critics and the average listener alike. The label has had at least one Grammy nomination every year for the last 10 years.
FrostByte is a young full service record label launched in 2011 operated by Albert Zgarka, managing director and Tom Treumuth, co-MD and CEO of Hypnotic International. The label is committed to breaking their diverse roster on a global platform that includes Bowfire, Harm, Jack Frost, Melissa Bel, OB O’Brien, The Respectables, Ricky J., Saukrates, and Seven Witches.
iHipHop is a home for the finest hip hop, R&B and cutting edge music in other genres. iHipHop artists include Wiz Khalifa, Rocky Business, Trademark da Skydiver, tabi Bonney, Polyester and Marz Lovejoy.
Originally founded as the home of the catalog of Robert Fripp and King Crimson, The Inner Knot family of labels includes Inner Knot, DGM, Above Ground, Blue Pole, DiN, Mad Kat, Moondo Music, Ruby Star, Red Parlor, Samadhisound, Tenure and Unsung.. The Inner Knot roster offers the best of progressive rock, including both classic and current contemporary offerings. Their aim is to connect music, musician and audience in a way that supports the power of music, the integrity of the musician and the needs of the audience.
Intergroove is a dynamic, expanding independent music and film company developing approaches into the reality of media distribution not only in the GSA (Germany/Switzerland/Austria) region, but also on an international level with a distribution system that reaches all continents across the globe. Yet Intergroove has not lost touch of its independent roots, and remains a company with an almost family like, organic approach to conducting business.
Kscope was created in May 2008 to provide a home for the growing post-progressive genre and an evolving, flexible and adventurous style of music without boundaries. The ever growing catalogue already includes releases from Porcupine Tree, The Pineapple Thief, No-Man, North Atlantic Oscillation, Anathema, Richard Barbieri, Nosound, Lunatic Soul, Steven Wilson, Engineers and Anekdoten.
Launched in the mid-sixties, Light Records, became synonymous with the best in Gospel music and was home to the time’s most popular artists including Andre Crouch, The Hawkins Family, Commissioned, The Winans, The Mighty Clouds of Joy and so much more. Today the label is home to Gospel mainstays Bishop Paul Morton and Shirley Caesar, as well as many new rising stars of the Gospel genre.
Listenable Records is an independent record label based in Wimereux, France, specializing in metal. Artists include Gojira, Hate, and Sarah Jezebel Deva.
M.C. Records is a five time Grammy nominated Roots label. They have released recordings by R.L. Burnside, Odetta, Cyril Neville and Cindy Bullens to name a few. M.C. Records focuses on the best of Blues, Folk & Americana.
Magenta Label Group offers management, marketing, and national distribution services to artist-owned and small independent labels, and brings diverse projects to eOne – from world music to children’s music to Broadway and pop. Magenta Label Group was founded by Susan Rosenberg, a music-business veteran with 25 years experience from RCA Music Group, Putumayo and Palm Pictures, and consultant for various record labels and music charity projects.
Magna Carta Records is an independent record label formed in 1989 by Peter Morticelli and his partner Mike Varney. The label has a diverse line-up consisting of musicians from many different genres, but is best known for many of its progressive rock / metal acts, such as Liquid Tension Experiment, Bozzio Levin Stevens, Steve Morse, Steve Stevens, Kansas, David Lee Roth, Shadow Gallery, James LaBrie, Ozric Tentacles, Jordan Rudess. 2011 promises some powerful new releases, including Glen Drover (Megadeth, King Diamond) with a guitar album featuring special guests Chris Poland (Megadeth); Vinnie Moore; Fredrik Akesson (Opeth); Jeff Loomis (Nevermore) and Jim Gilmour (Saga).
Established in 1981, Marquis Classics is one of Canada’s leading independent record labels. It is owned by founder Earl Rosen and Dinah Hoyle. Based in Toronto, many of our recordings are produced in Canada. Many titles are also available in the USA, Europe and Asia. Additionally Marquis Classics owns the rights to the historic Orion Records catalog with many legendary performances by major international artists.
Listening pleasure. Guaranteed MDG stands for the highest quality and expertise in the field of classical music. Concentrating on carefully selected repertoire in inspired interpretations with meticulous attention to detail make our recordings welcome additions to every collection. Our production philosophy is to use as little equipment as possible for as much natural sound as possible. Recordings are made with as few microphones as possible in a suitable room.“ It is your vote for quality that inspires our search for natural sound and confirms the succeed of our work. Many thanks, and: keep an open mind – and your standards high. Werner Dabringhaus & Reimund Grimm
Originally begun as a production company in ‘92, Naked Music Recordings was launched with a view towards releasing forward thinking electronic, soul, and dance music of uncompromising quality. With releases known for their musicality and exceptional vocal performances, the label is now heading into its 13th year.
Nature Sounds is a cutting edge record label from Brooklyn, New York and works with some of the best in the fields of Hip-Hop, Reggae, and beyond.
With over fifty years combined experience, the NSUC Entertainment Group team brings labels, artists & filmmakers a platform to distribute their work to the consumer base in the format of their choice. We offer a full range of services in all formats & support our efforts via firm industry relationships & the ability to make the impossible plausible. With a strong commitment to establishing & expanding our brand, our goal is to offer our clients the best in quality & value.
Founded in 2003 as an archival record label by Tom Lunt, Rob Sevier, and Ken Shipley, Numero has evolved into a multi-format media company, devoted to draggingbrilliant recordings, films, and photography out of unwarranted obscurity.We’re on a dirty, labor-intensive mission... and it’s urgent as all hell. Time kills off precious bits of passed-over sound, story, and ephemera every day, just as fast as we can haul this sprawling archive of under-heard recordings—along with the musicians, writers, and entrepreneurs who created them—out of exile.
Originally founded in 1993 as a record company, OarFin Distribution has been at the forefront of the indie music scene. OarFin has put out independent releases from Jonny Lang, Susan Tedeschi, Jack Johnson, Sounds of Blackness, Frank Caliendo, Yellowcard, Bodeans, Chamillionaire, Slim Thug (Boss Hogg Outlawz), Swishahouse, Trae, Twista, Seven Nations, The Blenders, Lord Infamous and thousands of other groups and artists.
ObliqSound is an independent record label that provides a home for artists around the globe interested in creating music that crosses the boundaries of traditional music labeling. Dedicated to both an instrumental and vocal series, ObliqSound endeavors to create a body of timeless, genre-defying music.
OddsOn Records was founded by Ted Joseph, who spent over 2 decades in the music industry and has worked with Sony Music, EMI/Capitol, BMG Distribution, Universal Distribution, and Warner Music Group. The label is home to the classic Adult Contemporary duo Air Supply as well as Ultraviolet Sound, a fashion-forward dance/pop group leading the charge for the next generation of pop music stars
Peaceville Records is a British independent heavy metal-oriented record label. The label was founded in 1987, in Cleckheaton, England and has now been releasing underground classics for over 20 years from acts including Cradle Of Filth, Darkthrone, My Dying Bride, Katatonia, Opeth, Bloodbath, Anathema, Gallhammer, Madder Mortem, Novembre, Paradise Lost, Aura Noir, Autopsy, At The Gates and many more.
American Rock Icons, Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy-winning legends the Allman Brothers Band join eOne Distribution and will release performances that have been out of print and hard to find for years. The band continues to tour annually and has a massive devoted fan base, from jam-band college students to baby-boomers. Upcoming titles will include live and archival sets never before released in the music retail marketplace. The Peach Records imprint features the current touring lineup of Gregg Allman, Jaimoe, Butch Trucks, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Marc Quinones & Oteil Burbridge.
Projekt is a Brooklyn, New York-based independent record label specializing in darkwave, ambient and shoegaze, started by Sam Rosenthal in 1983. Projekt is also known for releases in the gothic rock, ethereal, dream-pop, and dark cabaret genres. Prominent Projekt artists include Sam Rosenthal’s own Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Steve Roach, Voltaire, Eric Wollo, Unto Ashes, Weep (Doc Hammer, co-writer of the Adult Swim show The Venture Bros.) Mira, and Android Lust.
Putumayo World Music was established in 1993 to introduce people to the music of the world’s cultures. Over the past 17 years, the record label has become known primarily for its upbeat and melodic compilations of great international music characterized by the company’s motto: “guaranteed to make you feel good!”
RBC is an Independent record label and “Virtual Label Services” general management firm. RBC was created a decade ago in anticipation that the music business would have to change. Specifically, RBC saw that there would be major opportunities for artist owned indie labels to buck the major label system. We help secure distribution and financing for independent labels. Act in a general management role for the aforementioned labels. And, ultimately create an independent label’s entire business infrastructure without the need for the label to employ a full time staff. In addition, RBC is also an independent record label distributed by E1 Entertainment.
For over 25 years, Red House has been a major force in the national folk music scene, and is home to some of the finest acoustic performers in the world. Contemporary singer/songwriters, blues, traditional folk and instrumental music artists comprise this eclectic and dynamic label’s roster today.
Righteous Babe Records was originally called Righteous Records, and the original pressings of Difranco’s debut album have it listed as such. However, Difranco then discovered a pre-existing gospel music label with that name, and to differentiate herself, added the “babe”. Located in DiFranco’s hometown of Buffalo, New York, Righteous Babe expanded in the late 1990s to release albums for emerging non-mainstream artists.
Created in 1955, Rural Rhythm Records has produced some of the finest Traditional Country and Bluegrass music from yesterday and today. Over 50 years in operation, the label has attained a treasure trove library of more than 4,000 masters containing many of today’s chart toppers such as IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, Larry Sparks, Bobby Osborne, Mountain Heart, Michael Martin Murphey , Jim Van Cleve, Randy Kohrs and many more. Rural Rhythm Christian was recently formed to fulfill the label’s vision of creating their own brand of quality Christian Country, Bluegrass & Southern Gospel Music.
Founded in 1974 by the three brothers Joe, Ken and Stanley Cayre, Salsoul burgeoned to become one of the largest and most legendary disco and funk catalogs in history, having released over 300 12” singles and albums throughout the disco era. The name “Salsoul” comes from street lingo used by urban Latinos who were absorbing African-American popular music and infusing into their own culture. Salsoul is known not only for its legendary catalog but also for being the first record label to release a 12” single record. The concept of the 12” was the genius of engineer Tom Moulton and effectively executed by Ken Cayre in 1976.
Shanachie Records was founded in 1976 by Richard Nevins and Dan Collins. Starting as a label that specialized in fiddle music, they began releasing work by Celtic groups such as Planxty, Clannad and The Chieftains. Other genres on the label include African music, soul, country and Gospel. In 1989 they acquired Yazoo Records from Nick Perls,allowing them to release vintage jazz and blues recordings. Today, they have a new imprint called Shanachie Jazz which is the home to smooth jazz artists such as Kim Waters and Brian Simpson. Their R&B roster touts artists like Calvin Richardson, Keke Wyatt, and the Floacist.
Shrapnel Records, founded in 1980 by Mike Varney, was the first record company in the USA strictly dedicated to Heavy Metal. As other labels followed suit, Shrapnel set itself apart from the pack by focusing on bands featuring guitarists of extraordinary ability & was at the forefront of the neo-classical electric guitar & shred movements. Shrapnel Records was the first label to bring renowned guitarists to world attention such as Yngwie Malmsteen (Steeler), Marty Friedman, Jason Becker, Paul Gilbert, Racer X, Tony Macalpine, Vinnie Moore, Greg Howe, Richie Kotzen, & many others. Shrapnel continues to record guitarists of extraordinary ability and has also returned a bit to its metal roots.
Siccness.net is the number one source for Gangsta Rap and Hip Hop Music. The label is proud to offer releases from such established artists as DMX, the Bone Brothers, and Beanie Sigel.
Since 1995 Signature Sounds Recordings has offered the finest in acoustic roots music with an eclectic mix of folk, bluegrass, Americana, singer-songwriter and indie rock releases. With a catalog of over 100 releases, they have helped launch the careers of important artists such as Josh Ritter, Lori McKenna, Mary Gauthier and others. Their current roster includes Chris Smither, Patty Larkin, Crooked Still, Eilen Jewell, RIchard Shindell, Winterpills and many more.
Silva Screen Records is a London based independent record label, which is one of the world’s leading film and television specialist soundtrack companies. Founded by owner and MD Reynold D’Silva in 1986, the company retains a catalogue of over 500 titles and over 4,800 master recordings and has offices in New York and Paris.
S’more Entertainment, Inc., are proud purveyors of classic TV, cult films, long form music and unique special interest video programming. Rockbeat Records is S’more’s sister music label dedicated to the release of enhanced CDs and vinyl and the creation of unique compilations in a variety of music genres.
SPV is an independent German label founded in 1984. It has slowly grown into one of the largest independent distributors and labels worldwide. Its family includes Blue Label, Revisited, Steamhammer, Synthetic Symphony, Yellow Label, and more. Some of SPV's most successful releases have included Sepultura, Kreator, Angra, Alice Cooper, Eric Burdon, Whitesnake, Motorhead, Helloween, Kamelot, Iced Earth, Moonspell, Saxon, Monster Magnet, Type O Negative, and Skinny Puppy.
SST Records is an American independent record label formed in 1978 in Long Beach, California by musician Greg Ginn. The company was initially called Solid State Transmitters through which Ginn sold electronics equipment. Ginn repurposed the company as a record label to release material by his band Black Flag. SST initially focused on releasing material by hardcore punk groups from Southern California. As many of the bands on the label sought to expand beyond the limitations of the hardcore genre, SST released many key albums that were instrumental in the development of American alternative rock, including releases by the Minutemen, Hüsker Dü, the Meat Puppets, Sonic Youth, and Dinosaur Jr.
Sundazed Music is the home of amp-melting rock 'n' roll, reverb-drenched surf guitar, swivel-hipped rockabilly, mindbending psychedelic sounds, string-popping country music, ultra-suave jazz, fuzz-damaged garage rock and chart-topping pop!
Sunnyside Records was formed when Francois Zalacain met pianist Harold Danko one night at the Village Vanguard in 1982, after a career at IBM, and a friendship ensued. When Danko had the idea to make a duo disc with bassist Rufus Reid, Zalacain rented Penthouse Recordings studio overlooking the East River and recorded the album. Soon after he recorded Kirk Lightsey playing solo piano. A Lee Konitz album followed, and without meaning to, Zalacain had established a record label. Two decades later, hundreds of CDs make up Sunnyside’s catalog. Sunnyside’s relationship with their artists is more like an affair than a marriage, Zalacain explained. “They stay with us because they like to stay.”
Tesla is a multi-platinum-selling rock band from Northern California known for their melodic songs and down to earth appeal. Thanks to their die-hard, loyal fan base and their younger generation offspring, Tesla continues to tour to sold-out crowds around the world. Tesla is more creative now than ever, simultaneously creating and producing their own videos and albums. The release of the self-produced Comin Atcha Live 2008! marks their first ever HD release of a full electric concert DVD. With this new-found creativity and the album Forever More, the band has taken control of their career, releasing the album on CD (and a limited-edition vinyl package) around the world.
Founded in 1969 and with over 450 releases, 40 JUNO Awards and 37 gold and platinum records to its credit, True North is a unique Canadian recording company dedicated to fostering creativity among its artists. True North boasts a diverse catalogue of recordings by such outstanding Canadian artists as Bruce Cockburn, the Golden Dogs, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Stephen Fearing, Colin Linden, Tom Wilson, 54-40, Joel Kroeker, Lynn Miles, Hunter Valentine, Rheostatics, Howie Beck, Murray McLauchlan, Lighthouse, Rough Trade, Randy Bachman, NOJO and Michael Occhipinti.
The Tuff Gong Story..In 1965, decades before artist owned record labels became common, an unknown singer/songwriter named Bob Marley started his own label Tuff Gong, a name by which he was also known. In those days Bob and his wife Rita would sleep in a small room given to them by Rita’s Aunt Viola which served as their record shop by day & their home at night. Endeavoring to get their music heard Bob & Rita could be seen throughout Kingston riding their bicycles while carrying their records on their heads as they went from shop to shop selling their music. Such independent vision was unheard of in Jamaica back in the mid 60’s & was a sign of greater things to come for the young Tuff Gong.
Tzadik is saxophonist John Zorn’s label dedicated to releasing the best experimental and avant-garde music, presenting a worldwide community of contemporary musicians/composers who find it difficult or impossibe to release their music through more conventional channels. Tzadik believes, most of all, in the integrity of its artists. What you hear on Tzadik is the artists’ vision undilluted.
Virtual Label LLC provides access to national retail distribution in the USA and Canada through eOne Entertainment (formerly Koch) for a reasonable all-inclusive fee. Our strategy is to pull together a very select group of small labels and artists each with a limited number of releases in order to maximize sales by emphasizing quality over quantity.
Go on beyond cool, to Wicked Cool. Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band and The Underground Garage started Wicked Cool Records to give a home to and introduce the world to some of the great sounds being produced on the planet. Releases by The Woggles, Coctail Slippers, The Breakers, Grip Weeds The Chevelles and other worldwide heroes of garage and punk rock populate the catalog, along with the vital Coolest Songs in the World series.
Since being acquired by Toronto, Canada’s WIDEawake Entertainment Group, legendary west coast label Death Row Records has been re-energized, as we’ve seen unreleased catalog albums from Snoop Doggy Dogg, Crooked I, Danny Boy and Kurupt hit record store shelves with material that enthusiasts were never able to previously hear.
Launched in October 2005, Wigmore Hall Live has released over 40 recordings- bringing the unique Wigmore Hall experience to music-lovers worldwide. Wigmore Hall is the first classical music venue to set up its own CD label. The Hall has invested in state-of-the-art recording equipment, and the comprehensive sound insulation fitted during the 2004 refurbishment has created an exceptional environment for live recording. Wigmore Hall Director, John Gilhooly, says ‘We are delighted to be able to bring Wigmore Hall’s musical program to a much wider audience through this project. It will help us further to consolidate our profile worldwide and to preserve a record of outstanding performances.’
Blacksmoke Worldwide is the pre-eminent indie Gospel label of the industry. Helmed by Kerry Douglas, the label has produced numerous #1 Gospel radio hits as well as top-5 album sales successes from James Fortune and the ‘Gospel Mix’ compilation series.