This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Music Label startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Music Label industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow. Checkout 501Words for more updates.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top Music Label Startups
Foundry Records is an entertainment company that is dedicated to long-term artist development and will include a diverse roster of artists. Legendary producer Mark Bright, artist manager Cole Johnstone and record label veteran April Rider have entered into a strategic alliance with ADA Worldwide for the creation of the full-service independent record label which is Foundry Records.
It was launched in September 2019 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.. .
Ali Rasoul LTD
Ali Rasoul LTD is an independent film making and content creation company, committed to uncompromising visions that task conventional paradigms. A London-based business enterprise devoted to producing progressive creative content.
Founded in 2017 by Ali Rasoul, he believes in passion for leading business and driving clients forward. Ali is also the 2017 BFI, National Film Television School Alumni and a recipient of the Royal Television Society.
With widespread experience in cinematography, editing and directing, Ali has had the enormous privilege of working with some of the world’s best-known brands, including one in five of the UK’s top 100. With over 60+ major clients and companies such as Spike Lee, Jordan Peele and an ongoing relationship with labels such as Universal Music Group and Warner Music..
Thepssaini Services is an Indian digital marketing agency, Founded by Thepssaini young Youtuber & entrepreneurs. Their head office is located at Mohali, Punjab.
Thepssaini Services offers a wide variety of services for promoting your brands. Thepssaini Services Will Provide You YouTube Artist Channel, Distribute Your Music Or Top music streaming platforms, Release Your PR articles on high authority news website & more..
VerseOne Media LLC
VerseOne Distribution provides digital music distribution services for artists to sell their music and music videos on digital streaming and download stores worldwide. Music and music videos submitted to us gets distributed to 250+ endpoints.
Artists keep 100% of their copyrights.. .
Snounds is a music platform and an app that is about to change the music industry as we know it. It enables fans of music to take charge and create their own record label with top-rated, talented musicians from around the world.
Creating your own record label would take weeks if not months, but with the Snounds app you can connect with talented artists globally, and within just a matter of minutes. The songs that are created with this innovative music app can be heard anywhere and will be available across all major streaming platforms including Spotify, Amazon, and iTunes.
Creating your own record label and collaborating and reaching out to musicians is made simple with the Snounds app and quality has not compromised since they review each artist before they are added to the app and available for collaboration. The result is nothing less than an exclusive and high-quality portfolio of talented musicians that are all ready to make music! The revolutionary music app allows musicians to earn more money and fans are granted exclusive access into the music industry.
Earning royalties from music has never been this easy and creating a record label is simply 3-clicks away.. .
MAJOR is a ‘Culture Conglomorate’ brand, focusing on music, apparel, TV/movie streaming, & media within popular and Black culture. We emphasize creating and developing both exclusive and non-exclusive, high-quality products and content from and for creatives, entrepreneurs, hip-hop consumers, and all of those who resonate.
We structure our company around authenticity, entrepreneurship, and innovation without compromise. Using any technology trends for competitive advantages.
We started this company as just a T-Shirt company in 2014, now expanded to fulfill the competitive and philanthropical goals of owner Jalen Campbell and artist J.Tek.. .
Fronic Media is a new generation music distribution and marketing, company providing music business solutions to musical creators from all territories of world. Fronic Media collects earnings & payments on the behalf of Artists/Bands and Labels, and sends these earnings to Artists/Bands and Labels, minus banking fees/applicable taxes.
Fronic Media is also totally free for artist, labels and aggregators. We offer Free Music Distribution to more than 190 digital ( Hungama, Wynk, JIOSaavn, iTunes, Gaana, YouTube Music, Spotify, Beatport, Audible Magic and many more) and Caller Ring Back Tunes (CRBT)/ Caller tunes on Indian Operators such as BSNL, JIO, Airtel & Vii.
We also offer free music video distribution to Tidal, iTunes, Hungama, Vevo.. .
Global Media Bank
Global Mediabank was originally founded in 2008 as a media technology company in Stockholm Sweden and offered all types of media content management services for retailers like 3 and Spotify. In 2012, the Omnifone Group acquired the assets of Global Mediabank to booster its content distribution strategy before filing for bankruptcy and being acquired by Apple in 2016.
In 2019, American company Black Ventures acquires the naming rights and rebranded the company as Global Media Bank. Today, we are the parent company to some of the world’s most respected brands in independent media monetization.
We enpower our content creators and rights holders to better monetize their media assets through our flagship of media companies. With over 500,000+ assets in our database, we work with rights holders looking to sell off their catalog of assets and IPs through our M&A services.
We acquire assets in music, gaming, ringtones, videos, and YouTube channels to boost our content distribution network. With decades of experience, we know how to monetize media..
Sleekjamz NG, help build the dream team and help the artists dreams come true. We zealously manage you (the artist) into the future, while the artist drives the creative bus.
Sleekjamz NG wear many hats, whether we’re asked to or not. In the simplest terms, we are the mediator between you the artist and the rest of the world.
Sleekjamz NG act as the ‘buffer’ between the industry/world and the artist, so the artist can leverage being one step removed and focus on their art. Our main role as manager is to develop career strategies for, and with, the artists.
We are also responsible for overseeing marketing and publicity, performance bookings and tours, production of music, videos and merchandise, single, album and other product releases, gain funding, as well as oversee music publishing.. .
FADN Records is an Indian record label founded in 2019, India by Adwaith S. FADN Records specializes in releasing electronic dance music.
The label focused on releasing various genres at the beginning, later they took down the releases and focused on publishing Electronic Dance Music. The label signed a contract with AWAL (Kobalt Music) for its music distribution.
FADN Records is the first electronic dance music record label based in Thiruvananthapuram, India who provides publishing, digital marketing, and distribution to major music streaming platforms for artists they have under contract.. .
Exceleration Music plans to leverage its partners’ extensive expertise and deep understanding of the independent music culture to make tailored investments in independent music rights and the individuals that create them. Exceleration will offer personalized solutions to entrepreneurs seeking capital to achieve growth as well as those trying to achieve liquidity or an honorable exit, which preserves and enhances the legacies of both the entrepreneurs and their artists alike.
(via Music Business Worldwide). .
Riverstarz Music Entertainment
Riverstarz Music Entertainment is a Kenyan based digital and technology services provider and Record label aimed at providing digital music distribution, audio services (mastering & audio restoration), marketing, education, artist/label development and more for artists and record labels around the world. Founded by Mathew Maghenda in January 2020.
We proudly represent a talented stream of bands, solo artists, and music producers, offering them a reputable platform to launch and develop their successful careers. From the very outset, we have always looked to help in any way we can to champion music we feel passionate about..
HomeWay record is a Berlin-based Record label created by a group of independent Syrian artists, for the aim of Expanding the relations to the different kinds of musical scenes and artists who they do still believe that “music cares.” One of the highest priorities of HomeWay record is creating a unique non-profit abstract and uncategorized musical scene for the aim of supporting the affected children in Syria. For most of the Syrian artists crafting music, it’s not only about euphoria of being a celebrity of achieving a very relative and personal goal, it’s all about finding the meaning of the art they’re presenting and the most proper way to support the people who they live in the damaged place they came from.
To expand offer and provide them new pattern different than the inherited ones to appreciate the value of art in general in the Middle East area by replacing the despair seen for the expected Physical goals of art and replacing it with the fact that music actually able to make a difference with the prove of that music is able to support the affected children in general.. .
Accelerate Your Scope. A driven talent management family and media brand dedicated to powering great talent such as influencers, artists, models, and more.
Specialising in management and areas such as content creation, relations, brand development, marketing, strategy and more.. .