Hazel Doyle AS Media Studies – Record Label Research The Big Four
The ‘BIG FOUR’ are the four main record labels in the UK. They are the leading record labels on the market and sign hundreds of acts. They are: Sony Music, EMI, Universal and Warner music group.
EMI is one of the four biggest record labels in the UK. They have signed hundreds of acts from many different genres. Their vast catalogue of bands includes bands such as: 30 Seconds To Mars, Coldplay, Iron Maiden, Madness, Sex Pistols, Gorillaz, Five Finger Death Punch, You Me At Six, Chimaira, Alice in Chains and many more…
Warner Music Group has signed acts that include: Avenged Sevenfold, Paramore, Devildriver, Pantera, Deftones, Faith No More, Lamb Of God, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Pendulum, Shadows Fall, Slipknot, ZZ Top and many more…
Sony Music is another of “The Big Four” it has acts from a variety of genres and has acts signed such as: AC/DC, Beyonce, Lemar, Calvin Harris, Foo Fighters, The Clash, Leona Lewis, Mark Ronson, MGMT, Kasabian, JLS, Manic Street Preachers Kings of Leon and many more…
Universal Music Group have some of the most popular acts signed to them these include: Taylor Swift, Them Crooked Vultures, Justin Bieber, One Republic, Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Weezer, Ne-Yo, Mika, Kanye West and many more..