Record Labels do play crucial roles in the career of musicians. In this article, we are going to look at the Top 10 Popular Record Labels in Ghana.
For every musician especially the upcoming ones, being part of a record label really gives you that push into the mainstream music faster and for the mainstream artists, they are able to grow their brands faster. Record labels serve as support for any young talent who wishes to go higher in the music industry.
“A record label, or record company, is a brand or trademark of music recordings and music videos, or the company that owns it. Sometimes, a record label is also a publishing company that manages such brands and trademarks, coordinates the production, manufacture, distribution, marketing, promotion, and enforcement of copyright for sound recordings and music videos, while also conducting talent scouting and development of new artists (“Artists and Repertoire” or “A&R”), and maintaining contracts with recording artists and their managers. The term “record label” derives from the circular label in the center of a vinyl record which prominently displays the manufacturer’s name, along with other information. Within the mainstream music industry, recording artists have traditionally been reliant upon record labels to broaden their consumer base, market their albums, and promote their singles on streaming services, radio, and television. Record labels also provide publicists, who assist performers in gaining positive media coverage and arrange for their merchandise to be available via stores and other media outlets.” – Wikipedia.
Even though Record labels are not many in Ghana as compared to Nigeria and other countries, we take a look at the Top 10 Popular Record Labels in Ghana. They were not arranged in any particular order because our focus is not to look at which one is the biggest or has a lot of signees.
Top 10 Popular Record Labels in Ghana
The first record label on our list of Top 10 Popular Record Labels in Ghana is AMG Business is an Independent Ghanaian rap label and home of the Arab Money Gang. Headed by CEO Criss Waddle, the label is also home to co-founder, headline rapper and artist Medikal. Mawuli Younggod is also one of their signees.
Rufftown Records is a label owned by Bullet, a former member of music duo Ruff n Smooth. RuffTown Records / Midas Touch Inc has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting Ghanaian labels since its inception in 2015 that is why we considered it one of the Top 10 Popular Record Labels in Ghana. The label’s roster has only been getting stronger since the late Ebony Reigns’ inception with the likes of Wendy Shay, Fantana, Brella, Ms Forson & Danny Beatz.
Started in 2006 by multi-talented Richie Mensah, a singer, songwriter, dancer, and sound engineer. This record label started with the likes of Asem, OJ Blaq, Irene Logan, Eazzy, Zigi, and MzVee. Lynx’s recent signees include KiDi, Kuami Eugene, and DopeNation. Lynx Entertainment was also considered as one of the Top 10 Popular Record Labels in Ghana because of their relevance in the music industry since 2006.
Highly Spiritual Music
Highly Spiritual Music is a Tema based label owned by award-winning Ghanaian sound engineer and producer David Kyei popularly known as Kaywa is also one of the Top 10 Popular Record Labels in Ghana. The label has signed the likes of Kurl Songx, Rashelle Blue, Yaw Berk, and King Maaga, most of whom emerged from MTN Hitmaker and its signees, Krymi and Mr. Drew.
Owned by one of the most decorated Ghanaian and African artists, Michael Owusu aka Sarkodie. SarkCess Music is one of the biggest labels in the Ghana Music Industry that is why they are part of our list of Top 10 Popular Record Labels in Ghana. SarkCess Music is a premier independent record label that aims to launch and promote the careers of new artists and seasoned veterans on the African continent. We are a fully-functioning record label that provides an all-round service approach which includes the development, production, branding, and marketing of our artists. The record label has worked with artists like Akwaboah and Strongman.
Burniton Music Group
Born Livingstone Etse Satekla, Stonebwoy is a Ghanaian Afropop, dance hall and reggae singer. He is the CEO of Burniton Music Group. He won the Best International Act: Africa category at the 2015 BET Awards and Artist of the Year at the 2015 Ghana Music Awards. This label is also considered one of the Top 10 Popular Record Labels in Ghana because of the relevance in the music industry. BMG has worked with the likes of Blakk Cedi, an artist manager, Kelvynboy, and OV.
Black Avenue Muzik (BAM)
Owned by rapper Desmond Blackmore aka D-Black. Even though BAM hasn’t fared so well in the industry with signings they can boast of artists like Dahlin Gage (Afrobeats, Dancehall, Hip-hop), Kobla Jnr (Afrobeats), Nina Ricchie (Pop, Afrobeats), Osayo (RNB, Afrobeats), S3fa (Soul, Afrobeats, RNB), Rony Turn Me Up (Music Producer) and DJ Breezy are some few talents on his label currently.
Black Avenue Muzik is an independent record label founded in 2008 by Award-winning Ghanaian Hip-hop / Afrobeats artist & entrepreneur, D-Black. Black Avenue Muzik in 9 years has produced numerous chart-topping songs.
Charles Nii Armah Mensah popularly known in the showbiz industry as Shatta Wale‘s Shatta Movement is obviously one of the hottest record labels around. Even though a lot of people have argued that the label has done little to bring good young talents onboard, if we were to do a ranking of the Top 10 Popular Record Labels in Ghana, SM could’ve been among the first 3. They can boast of the Militants made up of Captan, Addi Self, Joint 77, and Natty Lee until recently that Shatta Wale parted ways with them.
NKZ Music is owned by Nana Yaw Adjei Yeboah Maradona popularly known in showbiz as Guru is also one of the Top 10 Popular Record Labels in Ghana. This label is also one of the most hardworking and amazing record labels in Ghana. Guru’s label has worked with artists like King Paluta and Wutah who are no more with the label.
Legacy Life Entertainment
Last but not least on our list of Top 10 Popular Record Labels in Ghana is Legacy Life Entertainment which is solely owned and managed by Ghana’s first producer to win a Grammy award, Killbeatz. The record has King Promise as their headline artiste who has over the years released several hits back to back. There seems to be no backwardness for this label because the sky is the limit for them.
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