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Big Beat

on January 22, 2015 - 1:51am

Big Beat is home to such landscape-shifting artists as Skrillex, Icona Pop, Clean Bandit, Cash Cash, Galantis, Chromeo, Martin Solveig, Knife Party, and Robin Schulz. The label was founded in 1987 by then 21-year-old New York DJ and current Chairman & CEO of Atlantic Records, Craig Kallman, who started Big Beat in his bedroom, selling records on the street from a shopping cart.


on January 22, 2015 - 1:51am

The famed Elektra label was reignited in 2009, its independent spirit alive and well in the music of Fitz and the Tantrums, Saint Motel, The Moth & The Flame, Fences, Kaleo, Anderson East, and others. Founded in 1950 by music visionary Jac Holzman, Elektra Records is one of the most influential and revered labels in the business, from its origins in traditional folk and ethnic music to launching the careers of such seminal artists as Judy Collins, the Doors, and the Stooges.


on January 22, 2015 - 1:49am

FFRR is a celebrated dance music label originally established in 1986 by legendary English DJ, A&R executive and electronic music pioneer Pete Tong. In 2011, FFRR was relaunched under Warner Music UK and today is a dance imprint for Parlophone, with Tong at the helm of A&R for the label. The label’s roster includes Paper Crows, Blonde, Oliver Heldens, Disciples, and Icarus.

Fueled By Ramen

on January 22, 2015 - 1:47am

Since its official inception nearly two decades ago, Fueled By Ramen Records has been more than just a record label; it has been a brand for the ever-growing community that has embraced what the label stands for. The label has become the nucleus for today’s best and brightest punk-inspired rock/pop bands, with a roster that includes the likes of Paramore, fun., Panic! At The Disco, and twenty one pilots. Originally based in the college town of Gainesville, Florida – where it was headquartered in label founder John Janick’s dorm room – Fueled By Ramen now calls New York City home.


on January 22, 2015 - 1:46am

Artistry. Originality. Diversity. Quality. In 2014, Nonesuch Records celebrated its 50th anniversary, a landmark in the history of a label whose eclectic, award-winning roster today ranges from The Black Keys to Kronos Quartet, Emmylou Harris to John Adams, Brad Mehldau to Randy Newman, Chris Thile to Rhiannon Giddens, Steve Reich to Robert Plant, Caetano Veloso to Audra McDonald.