For an artiste to succeed in the Music Industry, he or she needs some form of support and one of such is a good record label to work with.
In this article, we will be looking at Top Music Record Labels in Accra. There are equally good record labels in other regions. However, many upcoming artistes prefer to work in Accra due to the many opportunities that is available here.
But before listing the top music record labels in Accra, let’s first understand what a Record Label is. According to Wikipedia, a record label or record company is a brand or trademark of music recordings and music videos or the company that owns it.
In some cases, 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. They also conduct talent scouting and devopement of new artists.
A record label can be a major label, major label subsidiaries and independent labels. Below is a list of Top Record Labels in Accra in no particular order.
- LYNX ENTERTAINMENT
Lynx Entertainment is one of the best if not the best record label in Ghana in the past few years. It was founded by Richie Mensah in 2006 and is located in Akweteyman in Accra.
The likes of Kuami Eugene, Kidi, MzVee, Irene Logan, Eazzy and Dope Nation became what they are today hugely because of Lynx Entertainment.
At a point, it looked as though who ever signs under this record label will automatically become a star and which ever music they release become a hit.
Zylofon Music is a record label in Accra that has been in operation since 2017. The record label became very popular when it was introduced in 2017 due to the financial powers of the owner, Nana Appiah Mensah (NAM1).
The label quickly signed Shatta Wale with a juicy deal he could not reject and together released some hit songs. Zylofon Music also has the likes of Obibini, Kumi Guitar, Joyce Blessing etc.
- RUFFTOWN RECORDS
RuffTown records is another top redid label in Accra owned by Bullet. The record label managed to set record with the late signee Ebony Reigns who became the first female artiste to win the Artiste of the year Award at the VGMA’s in 2018.
Ebony was their major signee when she was alive and they both benefited from their union. Wendy Shay is currently the label’s main artiste who has also won a couple awards since she entered the Ghana Music Industry.
- BLACK AVENUE MUSIC
Black Avenue Music is a record label in Accra owned by the “Enjoyment Minister”, DBlack. Many argue that he isn’t a successful musician but has managed to manage others to become stars.
The label’s star artiste at the moment is S3fa. Other signees are Nina Richie, Dahlin Gage, Osayo, etc.
- LEGACY LIFE ENTERTAINMENT
Legacy Life Entertainment is a record label in Tema, Accra founded by Joseph Kwame Addison popularly known as KillBeatz.
The label’s main signee currently is King Promise.
BURNITON MUSIC GROUP
The Burniton Music Group was founded by Dancehall artiste, Stone Bwoy.
Popular products of the record label is Kelvyn Boy and Okailey Verse. It is perfect for upcoming Reggae, Afrobeats and Dancehall Artistes.
- GROUND UP CHALE
Ground Up Chale is a creative house for upcoming artistes in Ghana. The label is located in Tema and started out slowly from underground to producing a BET winner in Kwesi Arthur.
They also have artistes like Kofi Mole, Twitch, Quamina MP etc. Kwesi Arthur undoubtedly is the label’s main star.
- SARKCESS MUSIC
Ghana’s most awarded rapper, Sarkodie has been working under his own record label over the years and has managed to remain relevant in the industry.
He has so far done well to stay at the top with his own label. However, he doesn’t seem to be able to manage his signees as both Strongman Burner and Akwaboah have all left Sarkcess Music.
- SHATTA MOVEMENT RECORD LABEL
Self acclaimed dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale is the founder of the Shatta Movement Record Label.
The label may not have been able to produce alot of hit songs. However, they’ve got a few talents like Yadark, Natty Lee, Captan and Joint 77.