10 Blogger-Owned Record Labels You Should Know


RCRD LBL

The brainchild of seemingly-indie-but-actually-not-indie-at-all blog umbrella group BuzzMedia — who own Stereogum, Popmatters, Gorilla vs. Bear, and The Hype Machine, among others — RCRD LBL launched in 2007 as a hybrid blog/label based around the idea of offering free, ad-supported downloads of music from a variety of “real” record label partners who’ve signed partnership agreements with the site. The idea’s clearly working, because four years later, RCRD LBL is going stronger than ever.