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    Labels Staring With The Letter R

    Title Description and History
    R.E.X. Music

    R.E.X. Records was an independent record label founded by Doug Mann and Gavin Morkel, which operated from 1987 until 1995. Operations were based in Chicago until 1990 when the company moved to Nashville. The label was artistic in nature, and though they were especially active in the Christian metal genre, some acts were also marked to mainstream audiences. Sublabels included Storyville Records and Street Level Records (founded by Randy Stonehill.)

    In Christian markets their records were distributed by the Diamante Music Group until 1995 when they switched to Light Distribution. In general markets the label was distributed by RED.

    For a short time, R.E.X. provided distribution for Grrr Records.

    Rainbow Sound Inc

    Initially called Valor Records (circa era 1961). Rainbow Sound Inc was founded by Reverend Charles Massegee in 1962. Reverend Massegee, a Southern Baptist evangelist, began recording church choirs and singers on location with his own portable equipment. As the label grew and, business expanded Rainbow Sound Inc added a studio and recording equipment. In 1969 Massegee brought in Bob Cline as a full time engineer and manager at Rainbow Sound Inc. The labels continued to grow. Between 1969 to 1971 alone Rainbow Sound recorded over 200 Gospel albums! Rainbow Sound Inc became one of the first to make sound-tracts for Gospel singers to record with. At the height of Rainbow Sound Inc. the label had over 4000 singers involved in their sound tract club. Rainbow Sound Inc. was sold in 1982 and under new ownership the label failed quickly.

    Rambler Records

    Distributed by Word.

    Ransom Records
    Razor & Tie
    RCA Inspiration
    RCA Records
    RCA Victor

    Reach Records and ReachLife Ministries strive to, “bridge the gap between biblical truth and urban context.” Founded in 2003, Reach Records is a Christian music record label dedicated to using music as a means of reaching the urban community in a biblically sound way. While Reach Records employs music to reveal biblical truth, ReachLife Ministries aims to empower ministry leaders with this music in order to grow the urban church.

    ReAnimated Records
    Red Moon
    Red Road
    Reflection Music Group

    Now defunct, this label was distributed by Benson Records.

    Replay Records
    Rescue Records

    Primarily a reissue label, Retroactive has focused on the hard rock/heavy metal styles of music, with CD releases by Daniel Band, Barnabus, Resurrection Band, and others.

    Rhythm House
    Rio Vida Music
    Rival (BMG)
    River Records

    Country label distributed by the Benson Company.

    RKT Music

     An imprint of Rocketown Records.


    Founded by Michael W. Smith.

    Rode Dog Records
    Roryn Parti Entertainment
    Ross Records
    Rowe Productions
    Roxx Productions
    Royal Music

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