Record Labels do play crucial roles in the lives of an artistes’ career. Celebrities Buzz has compiled a list of Top 10 powerful Record Labels that are running things in Ghana.
A record label, or record company according to Wikipedia, is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos.
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.
Below are the top 10 Powerful Record Labels currently running things in Ghana;
1. RuffTown Records
RuffTown Records is currently the leading Record Label in Ghana.
The Label owned by Ricky Nana Agyemang (Bullet) is now all over after perfectly blowing late ‘Ebony Reigns’ and continuing down to ‘Wendy Shay’ and now ‘Fantana’.
In fact, Bullet has got the chemistry and formula to blowing songstress’ in the Ghanaian music industry.
He has promised in a post on his Instagram handle to add up a guy to his list of female artistes and prove he can equally blow guys on his Label.
2. Lynx Entertainment
Lynx Entertainment, a Record Label founded by Richie Mensah in 2006 has constantly maintained a fine form.
Their record stands out right from the days of rapper “Asem”, “Mzvee”, “KiDi”, “Kuami Eugene” and now “DopeNation”.
It seems any artiste who joins the Lynx family automatically produces hit back-to-back.
3. GroundUp Chale
Ground Up Chale is magical. The Tema-based Record Label rose from the ‘Undergrounds’ to attain a BET recognition in the international front with their artiste, Kwesi Arthur.
Despite having a lot of artistes being part of the label, their front-liner, Kwesi Arthur is the only clear officially signed artiste on the label.
With their physical works, no talented artiste will ever fail on the label.
4. Legacy Life Entertainment
Legacy Life Entertainment owned by KillBeatz is one of Ghana’s Music Label fast breaking into the International front with their headline artiste, King Promise.
Their efforts and push has made their artist, King Promise one of the most southed-after artiste in the International market.
This label will definitely not fail any hardworking talent signed on.
5. AMG Business
The Arab Money Gang Business Music Label has all it takes to make any talented rapper or singer blow globally.
Their head-line artiste Medikal is a clear example of their works.
He has constantly managed to remain relevant in the Ghanaian music industry with the help of the AMG Business team.
The Label is currently one of a kind in terms of work output.
The CEO is Criss Kwaku Waddle.
6. SarkCess Music
SarkCess Music is clearly a big deal in Ghana Music Industry.
The Label’s CEO, Michael Owusu Addo aka Sarkodie doubles as Ghana’s most decorated rapper.
The Label will not stress in blowing artists signed on it.
SarkCess Music’s previous signees; Strongman and Akwaboah are good example of their good output.
7. Burniton Music Group
Burniton Music Group owned by Ghana’s current dance-hall King, Stonebwoy is one of the finest labels any up and coming talent would love to join.
Kelvynboy and Okailey Verse are the two talents the label has been able to blow.
Burniton Music is a perfect deal for any Reggae, Afrobeats and Dance-hall Artistes.
8. Black Avenue Muzik (BAM)
D-Black is a man who needs to be commended for using his Black Avenue Muzik (BAM) to push a lot of talents.
Despite not being able to completely run things as compared to the previously mentioned labels, Black Avenue’s name cannot be written off in terms of good labels in Ghana.
Dahlin Gage (Afrobeats, Dancehall, Hiphop), 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.
9. NKZ Music
NKZ Music owned by Nana Yaw Adjei Yeboah Maradona popularly known in showbiz as GURU is also one of the most hardworking and amazing record label in Ghana.
King Paluta, Wutah (no more with the label) are some few talents Guru have pushed among others.
The celebrated rapper in a matter of time will grow to have an outstanding label in Ghana.
10. Shatta Movement Record Label
Charles Nii Armah Mensah aka Shatta Wale’s SM Record Label is a hot cake.
Many argue that he hasn’t signed artistes that have got ‘mad’ talents on to make it a big brand since it’s set up.
Notwithstanding, the name Shatta Wale is big enough to blow talents signed on the label.
Natty Lee, Captan and Joint 77 are the 3 signees on the Shatta Movement Music LaLabel.