Top Record Labels in Ghana for Old and New Musicians
A record label is responsible for managing artists, distributing and promoting their recordings as well. Occasionally you will hear the names of these record labels in songs, you will also see the brand label in music videos.
Perhaps you are an upcoming musician and you need a record label to sign you, assist you financially, distribute and promote your music. Below are some of the best and renowned labels in the country. How will they discover you?
As a musician, you will need to promote yourself first, that is why there are platforms like YouTube and audiomack where you can display your videos or recordings. Other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp can also be of assistance should you have enough fan base.
The internet is a web of connections, once you can make good music, it will travel fast, and maybe one of these labels will fall in love with your music. Apart from that, entering reality tv shows like Mentor, Mtn Hitmaker, and the likes can increase your chance of being discovered.
Read on to know about these labels and their contact information
This record is owned by musician Richie Mensah and Ace Beat. They have been in the industry since 2006 and has signed artists like ‘Adiepena’ hitmaker Kidi, who has released many songs after being discovered on mtn hitmaker.
The winner of the ‘artist of the year’ award at the 2020 Vodafone Ghana music awards Kuami Eugene is also a signee to this label. They had also signed with popular female dancehall artiste Mzvee, but it was terminated in 2020.
Lynx is located at Achimota
Tel: 050 113 3236
Highly Spiritual Music
Highly Spiritual Music, owned by sound producer Kaywa is one of the most fast-rising labels in the country. They are into discovering upcoming musicians and nurturing their talents. In 2018, Kaywa signed 5 artists to the label and their songs are the ones making the waves in the country at the moment.
Most of the signees to this label emerged from MTN hitmaker. They are Kurl Songx, King Maaga, Mr. Drew, Krymi, Rashelle Blue, and Yaw Berk, even though Yaw Berk terminated his contract due to unfair treatment
The studio is situated in Tema.
Burniton Music Group
This record is owned by dancehall artist, Stonebwoy after he parted ways with Samini.
He signed musician Okailey Verse, popularly known as OV to the label after she won Mtn Hitmaker 8 but the contract has been terminated in February 2020. He had also signed ‘coffee’ hitmaker Kelvyn Bwoy that did not work out as well. It is unclear is Stonebwoy working on signing any other new artist.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 050 155 0000
Legacy Life Entertainment
Legacy Life Entertainment is a record label owned by Killbeatz. The label has been active since 2007. It has signed popular musician King Promise. The label has won numerous awards over the years and is looking to work with promising upcoming and old musicians.
Their studio is located in Tema.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 026 908 7052
This record label is owned by Rapper Sarkodie with the main lead producer Posigee. It is a talent hunting and managing label that has signed musician Strongman Burner. Akwaboah had also signed unto the label but his contract had expired.
The record label has won some awards over the years.
After Bullet left Ruff and Smooth, he went ahead to organize his record label, Rufftown records. The label has been the center of controversy over the years. It signed dancehall Artist Ebony Reigns before her demise in 2018, it also signed Fantana, which did not work out.
At the moment, the two musicians that are still active on the record label are Wendy Shay and Kiki Marley. The label is very much into discovering new and promising artists.
Black Avenue Musik
Owned by musician Dblack the Ghana Boy, the label had signed Joey B and Freda Rhymz. DJ Breezy is the sound engineer for the label. The musician still active on the label is Sefa.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 030 298 6200
Zylofon is not only a record label but a whole media house. They had signed with stonebwoy which lasted two years. It became even more popular when it signed dancehall artiste Shatta Wale which was also terminated at some point in time.
Zylofon media is alleged to be owned by Nana Appiah Mensah, popularly known as Nam 1.
The artists that are still being managed at Kumi Guitar, Obinini, Tiisha, and others.
Locate Zylofon Media at 5th Richester Lane, Accra.
Phone: 024 442 2726
If you think you make good music that needs sponsorship and management, try to contact one of these labels and shoot your shot, who knows? They might like you. Another way to get their attention is to be active on social media.
Ground Up, Empawa Africa, Madtime Entertainment, AMG Business, Young Mission Entertainment are also record labels in the country.