RECORD COMPANIES4AD: Where the main stream gets diverted.
ABET Music: ABET Music: The home of Effusion and 5th Element, purveyors of ethnic pop and world fusion.
Acoustic Disk: Label features David Grisman and acoustic music from other American folk artists. The music is 100 percent home-made. The grass is indeed blue.
American Gramaphone: Home to Mannheim Steamroller and quite instrumental in its success.
Appleseed Recordings: Folk label with a mission: Sowing the seeds of social justice through music.
Ardent Records: Down in Memphis it’s authentic modern music according to the Gospel.
Arhoolie: Down home label cooks up some blues, zydeco, gospel, tejano, jazz, and old-time country. Get down to the roots of America.
Ark 21: Global recordings for a new millenium. Miles Copland keeps pushing that quality button. Take a post IRS audit at this wonderful site.
Artemis Records: Apollo’s sister gave up hunting to start a label. Actually Danny Goldberg’s startup where they seem to want artists for the long haul and not the quick fix.
Astralwerks: New edge music with Fat Boy Slim and other visionaries.
Bar/None Records: From the hollows of Hoboken, Glenn Morrow and Co. beg to be different. It’s not the genre, but the quality. Label has also proved to be a great training ground for some major label acts.
Beggar's Banquet: Long-time record company has feasted on cutting edge music.
Beyond Music: Left Bank manages a label with some of their artists like the GoGos, Sammy Hagar, etc.
Biograph: If you have a need to get historical.
Blue Flame Records: From ethno pop to cyber tech, this label helps you travel to exotic locations around the world.
Blue Note: All that jazz.
Buddah Records: Remember when they were the bubblegum label. I guess they’re a little more serious these days. Their bread and butter is still in their rereleases and repackaging.