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|Title||Description and History|
|2 Cities Music|
|5 Minute Walk|
|A & R|
|A & S|
Indie label formed by Jaci Velasquez
A label that was based in Hollywood, California.
Alarma was a division of Frontline Music Group.
|Angel Band Music|
The label Jeff Johnson created to distribute his albums.
Division of K-tel International (USA), Inc.
An imprint label of Reunion Reunion Records.
BEC Recordings is a rock record label that is an imprint of Tooth & Nail Records. The label was formed in 1997 by Tooth & Nail president, Brandon Ebel in partnership with the EMI Christian Music Group. The label is home to many bands that, while falling under the Christian rock/Contemporary umbrella, that also have a more adult sound to the music, as opposed to Tooth & Nail Records or its other subsidiaries Solid State Records and Uprok Records, which tend to be more focused on more of a mainstream Alternative rock sound
Record label owned by renowned industry veterans Mike Blanton, Dan Harrell and Steve Thomas, BHT Entertainment is led by General Manager Troy Collins, a former Gotee and ForeFront Records executive. Collins will oversee three divisions under the BHT umbrella, each concentrating on a specific genre: R&B/Urban, CCM/Pop and Mainstream Pop/Rock.
|Big God Records|
The Birdwing imprint was a special projects division of Sparrow Records.
|Blind Thief Recordings||
Label that published "Between the Fence & the Universe", Kevin Max (formerly of DC Talk)'s 2004 release.
Blonde Vinyl records started as imprint for two of Michael Knott's independent releases in 1984 and 1989. Sometime in 1990 or 1991, Michael decided to turn Blonde Vinyl into a full music label. The Christian music industry had started to grow a little stale during this time, so Knott decided to focus on developing bands that were creative and edgy. Blonde Vinyl released albums by bands that played styles of music that weren't very popular with the pop crowd, from punk to grunge, gothic to industrial, and synthpop to spoken word. In all, 32 albums and 3 compilations were released by Blonde Vinyl Records and/or one of the 3 official sub-labels, all of which were released on cassette and compact disc. When Blonde Vinyl's distributor (Spectra) went under in 1993, Michael attempted to resurrect Blonde Vinyl under the name of Siren records. This was a very short-lived attempt. Blonde Vinyl paved the way for the much more successful Tooth & Nail records, who inherited many unreleased Blonde Vinyl bands in 1993.
|Blue Collar Records||
Distributed by Lexicon.
This label is a division of Creative Station Media and is releasing fully licensed and authorized CDRs of various live performances of many diverse bands and styles of music.
Brainstorm Artists International was a label manufactured and distributed by Word, Inc.
|Bread 'N Honey|
A division of Word, Inc.
|Campus Crusade For Christ|
|CBS Associated Records|
Fan club label of Ken Tamplin.
Centricity is an independent, family owned, full-service music company with offices in Seattle and Nashville. Our mission is to enable our artists to create life-changing experiences for the world. We value relationships, community, integrity, innovation and good stewardship.
FAQ. (2011). Retrieved from Centricity Music website: www.centricitymusic.com
Now defunct label that was a division of Tempo, Inc. located at 1900 W 47th Place, Mission, Kansas.
|Chrystal Records USA|
|Compendia Music Group|
A division of the Atlantic Recording Corporation.
|Cracker Barrel Music|
|Creative Trust Workshop|
|Crown Town Music|
|Crowne Music Group||
Crowne Music was founded by Gary Chapman and David Byerley, and is distributed by WEA.
|Crystal Teardrop Productions||
This is the producers label-- Don Sommerville
|Cul De Sac|
|Dedicated Music Group|
|Diadem Music Group|
Difference Media is a division of Cornerstone Church, founded and pastored by John Hagee. The label features some of the leading names in Southern Gospel music, including Aaron & Amanda Crabb, Canton Junction, Matthew Hagee, Tim Duncan, The Cornerstone Sanctuary Choir, John Hagee and The Hagees. A non-denominational evangelical church with more than 20,000 active members, Cornerstone Church is home to John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts Pastor Hagee’s radio and television teachings throughout America and to more than 190 countries around the globe. The ministry also operates GETV, a 24/7 online television and video on-demand broadcast of sermons and original programming, as well as music videos and performances by Difference Media artists (www.getv.org)
|Discovery House Music|
|Dragon Slayer Records|
|Electric Grace Music|
A division of Urgent Music Group.
Mainstream label that has signed some Christian artists, most notably the band Stryper.
|eOne Christian Music||
eOne Christian Music is dedicated to the support of culturally-relevant and ministry-focused artists. Established in 2005, the Christian division of eOne Christian Music is fast becoming an emerging voice in Christian music with a roster including The Myriad, gospel chart-topper William McDowell and the recent signings of strong emerging talent such as Rush Of Fools, Echoing Angels and Nathan Tasker. eOne Christian Music is distinguished by their strong focus on artist development, their commitment to building relationships with artists and their goal to build lasting ministries, while making a difference in both the music industry and the global community.
A division of Brentwood Music, Inc. (1998)
A division of Word, Inc.
|Exit Music Limited|
Distributed by Provident in 2011
|Fair Oaks Music|
As the dust settles around INTEGRITY MEDIA's announcement that it will sell INTEGRITY MUSIC to DAVID C COOK (NET NEWS 6/13), one might wonder what happened to INO RECORDS, the label home of MERCYME, THE AFTERS, DARLENE ZSCHECH, LAURA STORY and PHILLIPS, CRAIG & DEAN, among others. INTEGRITY MEDIA purchased NASHVILLE-based INO in 2002.
The answer is that INO Founder/Pres. JEFF MOSELEY has purchased certain assets associated with INO RECORDS from INTEGRITY MEDIA and established the new label FAIR TRADE SERVICES with many of the staff and artist roster remaining involved. The label remains based in NASHVILLE.
This label published "Collection", a greatest hits collection from former Petra lead vocalist Greg X. Volz in 1992.
|Fifty Three Five|
Mark Heard's record label.
|Five Minute Walk|
Distributed by Star Song Communications.
Flicker Records is a Christian record label based in Franklin, Tennessee. It was founded by members of Audio Adrenaline. The label mainly focuses on rock/hard rock artists, though it also created a subsidiary, Big House Kids, for Christian children's music.
The label was distributed by EMI starting in 1999. Since March 24, 2006, Flicker has been a member of Provident Label Group, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment.
|Fools Of The World||
The Seventy Sevens' own record label.
|Four Door Entertainment|
|Free Rain Records||
Based in Portland, OR. Now defunct label featured many top NW Christian artists.
A division of Malaco Records.
This is a European label that distributes the music of Jerusalem.
Guardian's own record label that they used to release some custom projects.
|Gaither Music Group|
|Galaxy 21 Music|
The label created by David and the Giants to release their albums independently now is the label home of several artists.
Glasshouse Records was founded by members of The Choir.
|GMI Music Partners|
|Go Fish Kids|
|GrapeTree Music Group|
Gray Matters is a record label/imprint structured underneath the Nettwerk Music Group. The label was founded in 2007 by Jars of Clay band members Dan Haseltine, Stephen Mason, Matt Odmark, and Charlie Lowell. The creation of the label was in response to the band's record contract ending with Essential Records, and the band's desiring to control their music output. The label is distributed by Provident/Integrity Distribution to the Christian and mainstream markets.
German metal record company.
|Heart and Soul Music|
Heart Beat Records, formed in 1980, is an independent International Record and Video company concentrating on quality releases for and from the Catholic market. HeartBeat Records was the first recording company in the USA to bring contemporary Christian music to people within the Catholic faith.
HeartWarming Records was a Southern Gospel label distributed by the Benson Company.
A division of Spring Hill Music Group.
|Home Sweet Home||
Founded in 1981 in Nashville, Tennessee, this label is currently headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
In the 1980s, Home Sweet Home was distributed by Myrrh Records.
Label of Yes keyboardist, Rick Wakeman.
|Howling Dog Records|
|I Am Records||
Distributed by Word, Inc.
Now defunct label that was headquartered in New York.
|Indie Dream Recordings|
A division of Frontline Music Group.
IMR was founded in in 2010 and re-issued some of the Frontline/Intense catalog. They stopped production of re-issues and re-masters in 2012 due to funding issues.
Distributed by M8 Records.
In the summer of 1999, the youth group led by Banning Liebscher at Bethel Church in Redding, California, launched the first Jesus Culture conference. The heart of these gatherings was to serve other churches and lead young people to experience the radical love of God. At each conference there was a strong presence of the Lord, and the youth and young adults were going back to their homes, schools, work places and churches, completely impassioned and transformed.
A few years into hosting conferences at Redding, the Lord began to speak to us about a new breed of revivalists that were emerging throughout the earth to answer the cry of God’s yearning for nations. Our mandate was defined: to raise up, mobilize, equip, encourage, resource, and send these burning ones to fulfill the call of God on their lives, and see entire cities saved, campuses revolutionized, and nations discipled. The Lord revealed they would be marked by four main characteristics:
1) They would be connected with spiritual fathers and mothers and aligned under their covering.
It soon became very clear to us that worship was to be a significant part of our movement. Kim Walker-Smith, Chris Quilala, and Melissa How were worship leaders at our local youth group, and the Lord began to use them to bring an entire generation into whole-hearted worship.
Shortly after God commissioned us to mobilize this new breed of revivalists, we began taking Jesus Culture conferences to different regions, and currently hold them in Redding, Orange County, Dallas/Ft Worth, Chicago, Atlanta, and multiple cities through Australia and England. Also, in response to our mandate, Jesus Culture Music and Campus Awakening have been inspired and birthed out of Jesus Culture.
Jesus Culture Music
This is Jerusalem's own record label, Jerusalem Music International that distributes their albums in the USA.
|Joyful Heart Music|
Now defunct label that was based in Reseda, California, and was distributed by Sparrow Records.
|La Pinta Records||
A division of Noble Music Group.
|Lamb & Lion||
Distributed by the Benson Company from ?? - 1981.
Distributed by Sparrow Records from 1982 - ??.
|Li'l Buddy Records|
Bluegrass label distributed by the Benson Company.
A division of Calvary Records
|Lion of Zion|
Now defunct label that was headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee.
Millenium Eight (M8) is a label that specializes in reissuing out-of print Christian albums and releasing limited edition collector's CDs.
This label is distributed by M8 Records.
|Make Way Music|
|Maple Bar Records|
Maranatha! Music was founded in 1971 by Chuck Smith Sr. of Calvary Chapel, to promote the “Jesus Music” his young hippie followers were writing and singing, up and down the California coast. In the early years, Maranatha! Music started signing artists because of their passionate profession of faith through music. These songs became the influential calling card of the worship music genre of that time; they belong to the Maranatha! Song catalog today. Back then, the songs considered unsuitable for the ‘traditional church’ were still being sung by millions of young people around the world. Pastor Chuck Smith, Chuck Fromm and Tommy Coomes were among the leaders of Maranatha who were serving the church. The mission these faithful men began continues today: It is still the song of faith that leads people into the presence of God.
|Mars Hill Music|
|Match Made in Heaven Music||
Greg X Volz's label home.
Meadowlark was a label manufactured, marketed and distributed by The Sparrow Corporation. It was created to release contemplative instrumental music that was similar in sound to what was marketed in the mainstream music world as New Age music.
|Merf Music Group|
Mainstream label that has distributed some Christian metal.
In 1998, Metro One was distributed by Myrrh Records.
|MGP (Massive Groove Productions)|
The record label of Phil Driscoll
|Milk & Honey||
Milk & Honey Records was a division of the Zondervan Corporation. (1985)
|Ministry Resource Center|
|Minstrel's Voyage Music|
|Mission House Music Group||
Christian Record Label based in Nashville TN
|Mono vs Stereo|
Now defunct label that was headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
|Muscle Shoals Sound Gospel||
Manufactured and distributed by Malaco Records and Tapes.
|Music World Gospel||
a division of Music World Entertainment, distributed by Universal.
Myrrh Records was founded in 1972 and was instrumental in developing a popular following for Contemporary Christian music as the label that first published music by Barry McGuire, 2nd Chapter of Acts, Randy Matthews and Nancy Honeytree. Myrrh is also known for serving as the first label for popular Christian crossover singer Amy Grant, who joined the label in 1977.
The label closed its doors in 2000 before being relaunched by parent company Word Entertainment under the name Myrrh Worship in 2005.
Distributed by Vineyard Music Group.
A division of Singspiration Music. Part of the Zondervan Corporation.
Distributed by the Benson Company.
Distributed by Sparrow Records: 1984
Kerry Livgren created this label to distribute his music and the music of a few other artists.
|On the Grove|
|Open Sky Records||
Iona's own record label.
|Oregon Catholic Press|
Now defunct label that was headquartered in California and was distributed by Word Inc.
|Pan Pacific Records|
Now defunct label that was headquartered in Dickson, Tennessee.
Disbributed by Benson
Larry Norman's own record label.
|Pickwick International Productions (P.I.P.)||
Pickwick was a mainstream label that released mainly "best of" collections of different artists. They released a Christian album of Jesus Music by Street Christians in 1971.
|Positive Pop Records|
|Pretty Good Records|
Priority Records was a division of CBS.
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.
Distributed by Word.
|Razor & Tie|
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.
|Reflection Music Group|
Now defunct, this label was distributed by Benson 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.
|Rio Vida Music|
Country label distributed by the Benson Company.
An imprint of Rocketown Records.
Founded by Michael W. Smith.
|Rode Dog Records|
|Roryn Parti Entertainment|
|Save the City|
Seed was Paul Clark's label. It was located in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, and distributed by Word to Christian stores and by ABC to secular outlets.
Information courtesy of Both Sides Now
|Seven Thunder Records|
A Southern Gospel record label.
|Skaggs Family Records||
After years of being on mainstream labels, Ricky Skaggs formed his own record label to release his own albums. The label now is home to other artists as well.
Record label started by Disciple.
|Solid Air Records|
Imprint of Tooth & Nail Records.
|Someone Up There Records|
|Song of Songs||
Label of David & The Giants on which their first 5 albums were released.
|Sound of Gospel|
European label that has released albums by Larry Howard and Larry Norman.
|Special 'O' Records|
|Spirit and Song|
SRE Recordings was launched in May 2005 as a rock imprint of INO Records.
Star Song was founded in 1976 by Darrell Harris. Star Song was a division of Jubilee Communications. The label was purchased in the 1990s by EMI/Sparrow and merged into their catalog. In the late 90s, Sparrow announced the Star Song imprint would no longer be a separate label.
|Straight Ahead Records|
Stylos Records was founded by Sandi Patty in 2009.
Sub•Lime Records was a short lived Christian record label. They were a sublabel of Essential Records, and by extension Brentwood Music (Based in Brentwood, Tennessee) and the Zomba Music Group. Their records were distributed by Provident Music Distribution. Signed artists included Honey, Fold Zandura, Kosmos Express, Quayle, Ruby Joe, and Silage.
Survivor Records is a British Christian Music record label and is a sub-ministry of Kingsway Communications. The label launched in 1997 as a medium by which to publish music associated with the Soul Survivor events.
|Tag Artist Group|
Distributed by R.E.X. Music.
|Tate Music Group|
|The Acappella Company|
|Three Equals One||
Label of Christian punk rock band, The Lead.
|Threshing Floor Records||
Label of band, Ajalon.
|Toe Jam Records|
|Tommy Boy Gospel|
|Tooth & Nail||
Tooth & Nail is a Seattle-based label specializing in Christian alternative music. Notable Christian artists such as MxPx, Starflyer, and Stavesacre have all been on T&N at one time or another.
|Transparent Media Group|
|Troubador For The Lord||
John Michael Talbot's record label. Distributed by Sparrow Records
|Twenty Ten Music|
United Christian Artists was founded by Rick Cua and his wife Diana.
|Velvet Blue Music||
The label home of such artists as Fine China, The Lassie Foundation, The Calicoes, and Dennison Marrs.
Verity Records is an American gospel music-focused record label founded in 1994. The label is a now major component and namesake of Verity Gospel Music Group (formerly Zomba Gospel), the Gospel group operated by Jive Label Group, which in turn is owned by Sony Music Entertainment.
Russ Lee (formerly of Truth and NewSong) started this label.
|Vindicated from the Deep Water Records|
|Virgin Records America|
|Visual Music Group|
Swedish record label.
|VSR Music Group|
Wal was a division of Word Records & Music.
Warner Alliance was a Contemporary Christian imprint of Warner Music Group. Its operations were suspended in 1998. Artists on the label included Billy & Sarah Gaines, the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Caedmon's Call, Donnie McClurkin, First Call, Wayne Watson, Take 6, Mid South, and the Worldwide Message Tribe. Albums released on the label are now controlled by Word Entertainment.
Distributed by Word, Inc.
Imprint label from "Word."
a division of Word Records
|Working Man Records|
|World Class Gospel|
|World Wide Gospel|
A UK label.
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