X5 Music Group is European based with New York City offices. X5 is an Independent music label specialized in the digital download market. X5 licenses digital rights from selected media partners for the sales and marketing of music. X5 product portfolio currently contains about 80,000 masters in various genres. The products are marketed and sold via a wide range of on-line music stores, mobile operators and mobile handset manufacturers on a global basis.
XL Recordings was launched by Nick Halkes, Tim Palmer and Richard Russell with Beggars in 1989 to release its rave and dance music. The label has grown into one of the most commercially successful and influential independent labels in the world operating across a range of genres.
Yep Roc Records is a label for music lovers. Rather than focus on one genre or niche of music, Yep Roc strives to release records that feature some of the best, most soulful music of any kind.
Young One Records deals exclusively in artists who excite youth, inspire movements and break ground. Artists who, like their label, are in it to chase a dream, whose goals are clear and concise. Young One is shaped by the minds it represents in terms of both aesthetic and approach. In this way the label will always stay young, forever the new kid on the block as inspired, driven and original as the vital moments in music that it seeks to amplify. Founded by three young industry professionals beneath the proven banner of Partisan Records, Young One is uniquely positioned to crush tired old boundaries and expectations.
Veteran promotion man STEVE ZAP announces the official launch of Z-ENTERTAINMENT RECORDS, based in Los Angeles The label will be ZAP's own record label through Z-ENTERTAINMENT, the music company he created in 2004. STEVE ZAP began his music industry career in 1986 as one of the first employees at VIRGIN RECORDS AMERICA. He later joined WARNER BROTHERS RECORDS as VP Promotion and worked there for 12 years. He also spent three years as VP Promotion for MCA RECORDS prior to heading up Z-ENTERTAINMENT, his own promotion and marketing company which focuses on FRONT LINE MANAGEMENT clients.
The debut release for the label will be LAS VEGAS-based band THE CAB with their new album "Symphony Soldier."
Z-entertainment recently signed COLBY O'DONIS to a management and label deal. COLBY was featured on LADY GAGA'S "Just Dance" and AKON'S "Beautiful" giving him a combined 250,000,000 views on YOUTUBE. His newest single "LIKE ME" is already spinning at top 40 and rhythmic radio.
Z-Entertainment’s website is: http://www.zentertainmentla.com/
The San Francisco based Zip Records story is relatively simple. Our pitch is safe adventure; our name suggests a jolt and the artists on the label provide the kicks. Each release by the label, beginning with the first one in 1998, has hopefully been representative of its genre and every title definitely has been a labor of love by the artists. With releases by artists from Australia, Sweden, the U.S., U.K., Netherlands and many more world locations, the music is defined by accessibility and “independence”.
Consisting primarily of pop and rock artists, Zip Records plays it somewhat safe, preferring artists with sparks of creativity and a sense of melody and style that will offend no one and please those who come into contact with the music. The thread which ties together the label’s releases may not be that apparent at first glance, but at least from the vantage point of Zip Records, each title has a sense of place – geographically as well as musically.
In the beginning, much of the music came from Sweden (Dorian gray, The Merrymakers, Pineforest Crunch, Safari Season, etc), Australia (The Chevelles, P76, Pearson, The Wellingtons, etc) and the U.K. (thirst, Red Letter Day, Killing for Culture, etc). This covered the years from 1998 to 2004.
From 2004 to the present, with the odd band from Serbia and Italy, Zip Records expanded to include more artists from the U.S. (Smash Palace, Ed Rogers, Mary Lees Corvette, Wanderlust, etc) and more recently allied itself with a Dutch label to release and promote Birgit (Schuurman) , Kensington, a balladeer, Jelka van Houten, Samuel Wilson, etc.
With distribution through MRI/SONY in the U.S. and Rough Trade in the Benelux countries, Zip Records remains a small label with an eclectic roster of guitar pop, singer/songwriter, punk, hard rock, hip hop and even jazz improvisations by Defunkt trombonist Joe Bowie and Ernst Glerum (due in the fall of 2013)!
Founded in September, 2003 by New York producer and music industry veteran Joachim “Jochen” Becker, ZOHO has quickly distinguished itself as one of the most talked-about and creative voices on the U.S. indie label scene, with 1 GRAMMY and LATIN GRAMMY win each, and several additional GRAMMY and LATIN GRAMMY nominations as well.
ZOHO started with the vision of presenting a latin / jazz label with a distinctive “New York vibe” – listen to any group of ZOHO releases, and you’ll hear what’s presently new, fresh and happening in the New York clubs! The label has been fortunate in attracting a unique mix of major, internationally recognized, and mostly New York area based artists such as Ray Barretto, Dave Liebman, Arturo O’Farrill, and Carlos Barbosa-Lima to ZOHO. Additionally, the label is proud to present several young latin and jazz musicians from the dynamic downtown New York club scene, including 2006 Grammy nominees Edsel Gomez and Dafnis Prieto, plus releases by Pablo Aslan, the Stryker / Slagle Band, Rez Abbasi and many others.