///U.S. Labels

Capitol Music Group

The Capitol Music Group (CMG) is comprised of Capitol Records, Virgin Records, Blue Note Records, Astralwerks, Harvest Records, Capitol Christian Music Group, Priority Records, 2101 Records, Atom Factory and Electromagnetic Recordings, as well as Capitol Studios and the company’s independent label services and distribution division, Caroline.  Capitol Music Group is based in Hollywood, California in the iconic Capitol Records Tower. 

Def Jam Recordings

Def Jam Recordings was founded in 1984 by Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons, and has represented the very best in cutting edge music and youth culture for 30 years. Def Jam Recordings began as a maverick independent label inspired by a punk ethos and the emerging sound of hip-hop, pioneering iconic stars like LL Cool J, Slick Rick, The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy. Over the following two decades, Def Jam established its dominance with acts like Jay-Z, DMX, Ja Rule, Method Man & Redman, Ludacris, Rihanna, Jeezy, and Kanye West. Now in its 30th year, Def Jam's music and lifestyle has grown into a global brand - synonymous with creativity and authenticity - encompassing a diverse roster of marquee and emerging stars like Kanye, Justin Bieber, Rick Ross, Frank Ocean, Iggy Azalea, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, YG, Afrojack, 2 Chainz, Alesso, The Roots, August Alsina, Jhene Aiko, among others.

Interscope Geffen A&M

Combining the legacies of three significant record companies, Interscope Geffen A&M embarked on a new tradition of musical achievement with its combination on January 1, 1999, as a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, the global music leader. Headed by Chairman Jimmy Iovine, Interscope Geffen A&M is a major force across a wide range of musical genres including rock, rap, pop, alternative, Latin, gospel and soundtracks.

Island Records

Island Records, which celebrates its 55th anniversary in 2014, maintains its position as one of the world’s legendary record labels, a coveted destination for new and established artists of every description.  Island staked its claim at the beginning of the musical revolution that shook the 1960s and ’70s, and continues that trend-spotting spirit of adventure.  Today’s Island is home to a varied roster that ranges from Bon Jovi, Avicii, Fall Out Boy, The Killers, to The Gaslight Anthem, American Authors, Jake Bugg, Tove Lo, Kiesza, and many more.

Republic Records

Republic is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as 3 Doors Down, Amy Winehouse, Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Colbie Caillat,  Enrique Iglesias, Florence + the Machine, Godsmack, Gotye, Kelly Rowland, Mayer Hawthorne, Owl City, The Voice (NBC-TV), and Of Monsters & Men, among many others. It is comprised of innovative imprints and digital business ventures including Brushfire, Cash Money, Indie Pop, Lava Records, Loma Vista, Republic Nashville and XO.

Universal Music Classics

Universal Music Classics is the U.S. home of the prestigious Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Mercury Classics and Panorama imprints, and an ongoing relationship with the esteemed ECM label. UMC is committed to the best that "classics" stands for - music rooted in the classical tradition, while also encompassing a variety of genres including contemporary, jazz, and world music.

Universal Music Group Nashville

UMG Nashville consists of Capitol Records Nashville, EMI Records Nashville, MCA Nashville and Mercury Nashville. Together their roster of artists reads like a who's who of Music Row stars, including Alan Jackson, Billy Currington, Darius Rucker, Eric Church, Gary Allan, George Strait, Kacey Musgraves, Kip Moore, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Shania Twain and Vince Gill.

Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Universal Music Latin Entertainment houses some of the most prolific names in Latino music. Juanes, Wisin & Yandel, Luis Fonsi, Alejandro Fernandez and Marco Antonio Solís can all be found on UMLE’s extensive roster, whose labels include Universal Music Latino, Machete Music, Fonovisa and Disa.

Universal Music Enterprises

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is the centralized U.S. catalog and special markets entity for UMG. Working in concert with all of the company’s record labels, UMe provides a frontline approach to catalog management, a concentration of resources, a greater emphasis on strategic marketing initiatives and opportunities in new technologies.

The Verve Music Group

The Verve Music Group is home to established adult artists and a growing roster of new artists. Under the leadership of 16-time Grammy-winning producer and artist David Foster, the label has expanded its mission  to include a broad array of artists—from  classical crossover vocalists to progressive pop. The Verve Music Group has recently released recordings by superstars such as Rod Stewart and Andrea Bocelli. Verve's legacy is richly-entwined with the history of jazz – its legendary singers, instrumentalists and innovative music. Verve's deep catalog includes groundbreaking recordings by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Nina Simone, Chet Baker and Louis Armstrong, and dozens of other jazz greats.

Astralwerks Records

Astralwerks Records is one of America's pre-eminent homes for unique and forward-thinking artists. Founded in 1993 in New York City the label helped ignite two explosive waves of musical creativity: first with Electronica in the '90s, and more recently with EDM in the new millennium, while also nurturing artists beyond the realm of dance music.

Blue Note Records

The Finest In Jazz Since 1939 - Blue Note Records has aimed to uphold that distinction for over 70 years. Blue Note’s legendary catalog traces the entire history of Jazz from Hot Jazz, Boogie Woogie, and Swing, through Bebop, Hard Bop, Post Bop, Soul Jazz, Avant-Garde, and Fusion and across all the music’s myriad modern iterations. The label remains home to some of the most prominent stars and cutting-edge innovators in Jazz today, and has also broadened to include quality music in many genres while still remaining dedicated to founder Alfred Lion’s vision.

Show Dog – Universal Music

Show Dog–Universal Music is a full service record label based in Nashville, Tennessee.  Under the direction of award winning producer & label president Mark Wright, the company’s roster features a varied array of established and developing talent, including Gold and Platinum-selling superstars Toby Keith (the label’s founder) and Trace Adkins as well as emerging artists Joel Crouse, Rose Falcon, JT Hodges, Krystal Keith, and Josh Thompson.