Record labels similar to or like Motown

American record label owned by the Universal Music Group. Wikipedia

  • Casablanca Records

    American record label owned by Universal Music Group and operated under Republic Records. Most successful during the disco era of the mid to late 1970s. Wikipedia

  • Marvin Gaye

    American singer, songwriter, and record producer. In-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, earning him the nicknames "Prince of Motown" and "Prince of Soul". Wikipedia

  • Interscope Records

    American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Interscope Geffen A&M imprint. Founded in late 1990 by Jimmy Iovine and Ted Field as a $20 million joint venture with Atlantic Records of Warner Music Group, it differed from most record companies by letting A&R staff control decisions and allowing artists and producers full creative control. Wikipedia

  • Warner Records

    American record label owned by Warner Music Group and headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1958 as the recorded music division of the American film studio Warner Bros., and was one of a group of labels owned and operated by larger parent corporations for much of its existence. Wikipedia

  • The Temptations

    American vocal group from Detroit, Michigan, who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. Significant in the evolution of R&B and soul music. Wikipedia

  • Universal Records (1995)

    Record label owned by Universal Music Group and operated as part of the Universal Motown Republic Group. The label has been dormant since 2005, due to Universal Motown and Universal Republic Records being formed and taking all of the artists from it. Wikipedia

  • Mercury Records

    American record label that had significant success as an independent operation in the 1940s and 1950s and that later became owned by Philips, PolyGram, and Universal Music Group. Distributed by EMI Records. Wikipedia

  • Interscope Geffen A&M Records

    American umbrella label owned by Universal Music Group, consisting of record labels Interscope Records, Geffen Records, and A&M Records. Established in 1999, following the PolyGram and MCA Music Entertainment merger . Wikipedia

  • Island Records

    British-Jamaican record label owned by Universal Music Group. Founded in 1959 by Chris Blackwell, Graeme Goodall, and Leslie Kong in Jamaica, and was eventually sold to PolyGram in 1989. Wikipedia

  • Republic Records

    American record label owned by Universal Music Group . Founded by Avery Lipman and Monte Lipman as an independent label in 1995, and was acquired by UMG in 2000. Wikipedia

  • Polydor Records

    German-British record label and company that operates as part of Universal Music Group. It has a close relationship with Universal's Interscope Geffen A&M Records label, which distributes Polydor's releases in the United States. Wikipedia

  • G-Unit Records

    American record label, owned by Universal Music Group. Distributed by, UMG's Interscope Records. Wikipedia

  • Capitol Records

    American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Capitol Music Group imprint. Founded as the first west coast–based record label of note in the United States in 1942 by Johnny Mercer, Buddy DeSylva, and Glenn E. Wallichs. Wikipedia

  • Blue Note Records

    American jazz record label owned by Universal Music Group and operated under Capitol Music Group. Established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis, it derived its name from the blue notes of jazz and the blues. Wikipedia

  • Universal Motown Records

    American record label that operated as a division of Universal Motown Republic Group. The contemporary incarnation of the legendary Motown Records label, and the "urban" half of UMG, although there were some rock artists on the label as well. Wikipedia

  • American record label group formed in 1998 by combining the operations of 14+ record labels including Island Records, Def Jam Recordings, and Mercury Records. Split from The Universal/Motown Records Group and subsequently became a division of The Island Def Jam Music Group. Wikipedia

  • Capitol Music Group

    American front line umbrella label owned by the Universal Music Group (UMG). Inherited from its acquisition of EMI's catalog [with the exception of Parlophone, which was sold to Warner Music Group in 2013]. Wikipedia

  • Astralwerks

    American record label primarily focused on electronic music owned by Universal Music Group. Distributed via Capitol Music Group in the United States. Wikipedia

  • Virgin Records

    British record label founded by entrepreneurs Richard Branson, Simon Draper, Nik Powell, and musician Tom Newman in 1972. It grew to be a worldwide success over time, with the success of platinum performers such as Aaliyah, George Michael, Paula Abdul, Janet Jackson, Roy Orbison, Devo, Tangerine Dream, Genesis, Phil Collins, Keith Richards, the Human League, Culture Club, Rolling Stones, Simple Minds, Lenny Kravitz, dc Talk, the Smashing Pumpkins, Mike Oldfield, Charlie Brown Jr., Gorillaz, and Spice Girls, among others. Wikipedia

  • Universal Music Group owns, or has a joint share in, many of the record labels listed herein. Note: Universal Music Group companies around the world are generally licensed to use most of Universal Music Group's legacy labels, such as Polydor, Mercury, etc., as imprints for their local artist repertoire. Wikipedia

  • Stax Records

    American record label, originally based in Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1957 as Satellite Records, the label changed its name to Stax Records in 1961 and shared its operations with Volt Records, a sister label created to avoid the impression of favoritism among radio stations playing their records. Wikipedia

  • Geffen Records

    American record label established by David Geffen and owned by Universal Music Group through its Interscope Geffen A&M Records imprint. Relaunching with longtime A&R person Neil Jacobson as President, who reports to John Janick, CEO and chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M. Wikipedia

  • Soul music

    Popular music genre that originated in the African American community throughout the United States in the 1950s and early 1960s. It combines elements of African-American gospel music, rhythm and blues and jazz. Wikipedia

  • MCA Records

    American record label owned by MCA Inc., which later gave way to the larger Universal Music Group. MCA Inc., a powerful talent agency and a television production company, entered the recorded music business in 1962 with the purchase of the New York-based US Decca Records (established in 1934 ), including Coral Records and Brunswick Records. Wikipedia

  • Mary Wells

    American singer, who helped to define the emerging sound of Motown in the early 1960s. Said to have been part of the charge in black music onto radio stations and record shelves of mainstream America, "bridging the color lines in music at the time." Wikipedia

  • The Marvelettes

    American girl group that achieved popularity in the early- to mid-1960s. Replaced by Wanda Young prior to the group signing their first deal. Wikipedia

  • Michael Jackson

    American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. Wikipedia

  • A&M Records

    American record label founded as an independent company by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss in 1962. Acquired by PolyGram in 1989 and began distributing releases from Polydor Ltd. from the UK. Wikipedia

  • EMI

    British transnational conglomerate founded in March 1931 in London. The fourth largest business group and record label conglomerate in the music industry, and was one of the "Big Four" record companies . Wikipedia

  • Harvest Records

    British-American record label belonging to Capitol Music Group, originally created by EMI in 1969. Created by EMI in 1969 to market progressive rock music, and to compete with Philips' Vertigo and Decca's Deram labels, and the independent Island label. Wikipedia

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  • The "Hot R&B Singles" chart was discontinued when Billboard determined it unnecessary due to so much crossover of titles between the R&B and pop charts in light of the rise of Motown.Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs-Wikipedia
  • It is an important source of popular music legacies celebrated by the city's two familiar nicknames, the Motor City and Motown.Detroit-Wikipedia
  • Stampede also reached No. 4, and produced another hit single with the Motown cover "Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)" (US #11).Warner Records-Wikipedia
  • A further late 1970s development was the Disco Eye-Cued system used mainly on Motown 12-inch singles released between 1978 and 1980.Phonograph record-Wikipedia
  • The influential Motown Sound of the 1960s was led by a variety of individual singers and groups.Michigan-Wikipedia
  • Jackson began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records, and rose to solo stardom with his fifth studio album Off the Wall (1979) during the peak of the disco era.Michael Jackson-Wikipedia

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