Paisley Park Records
Paisley Park Records was Prince's record label, which was distributed by and funded in part by Warner Bros. Records. It was started in 1985, following the success of the film and album Purple Rain. Th...
Trent Reznor–TVT Records feud
Nine Inch Nails (abbreviated and stylized as NIИ) is an American industrial rock band, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio. As its main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalis...
Landmark Records
Landmark Records was an American jazz record label founded in 1985 by Orrin Keepnews as a successor to Milestone Records. Landmark Records published albums recorded by the Kronos Quartet of music by ...
Helicon Records
Helicon Records (Hebrew: הליקון‎) is a record label which was founded in Israel in 1985.Aside from being the label of many Israeli artists, Helicon is also the exclusive distributor of Snapp...
Dance Mania (record label)
Dance Mania is a Chicago record label founded by Jesse Saunders in 1985. It released many house music and acid house records in the 80s and early 90s and defined the ghetto house sound in 1994 and 19...
Doctor Dream Records
Doctor Dream Records is an independent record label founded in 1982 by Dave Hayes and originating from Orange, CA. During its time as an independent the company released over 100 records, from punk ro...
Red Eye Records
Red Eye Records is a Sydney-based Australian independent record label started in 1985 by graphic designer John Foy. Its debut release was a solo single from ex-Hoodoo Gurus drummer James Baker issued ...
Metroplex (record label)
Metroplex is a techno record label in Detroit, founded in 1985 by techno pioneer Juan Atkins. Juan Atkins did most of his work for the label under the pseudonyms Model 500 and Infiniti, and will occas...
Earache Records
Earache Records is an independent record label based in Nottingham, England and New York, United States. It helped to pioneer extreme metal by releasing many of the earliest grindcore and death metal ...
Toast Records
Toast Records is an independent record label based in Turin, Italy.
Toast Records is a recording company founded in 1985 by producer Giulio Tedeschi and operated by Italian Rock. It all started in...
Alchemy Records (U.S.)
Alchemy Records was a San Francisco Bay area independent record label, founded by Mark Deutrom and Victor Hayden.
Cold Chillin' Records
Cold Chillin' Records was a record label that released some music in the golden age of hip hop from the late 1980s to the early 1990s. A producer-and-crew label founded by manager Tyrone Williams and ...
New Renaissance Records
New Renaissance Records is an American record label founded in 1984 by Ann Boleyn, who also is the lead singer of the group Hellion and is credited for coining the term speed metal.
New Renaissanc...
Élan Recordings
Élan Recordings is an independent record label specializing in classical music.
Élan Recordings was established in 1985 by pianist Santiago Rodriguez and his wife, Natalia Rodriguez. The catalogu...
The Subway Organization
The Subway Organization was an independent music label founded in 1985 in Bristol, by Martin Whitehead.
The label was associated with the Indie Pop movement and the seminal NME cassette tape C86, ...
Cinepoly Records
Cinepoly Records (新藝寶) is a Hong Kong-based record label founded in 1985. It was a subsidiary of PolyGram Records and the film company Cinema City. Ownership of Cinepoly Records switched to Universal...
One Little Indian Records
One Little Indian Records is a London-based independent record label that rose from the ashes of punk record company Spiderleg Records. It was set up in 1985 by members of various anarchist punk bands...
Dunk Yer Funk Records
Dunk Yer Funk Records was a sub-label of record distributor JDC Records, active in San Pedro, California from 1985 - 1988. With the growing popularity of rap music and electrofunk, Jim Callon decide...
Youmex
Youmex (ユーメックス株式会社, Yūmekkusu Kabushiki Kaisha) was an anime production company and record label (under their label Futureland) established in 1985 as a subsidiary of Toshiba EMI and founded b...
Agit-Prop Records
Agit-Prop Records was an independent record label founded in 1985 by the members of the then-peace punk band Chumbawamba.
Before starting the label, Chumbawamba had distributed their records and t...
Fresh Records (US)
Fresh Records is a defunct New York City-based independent record label that operated from 1985 to 1992. The label was a subsidiary of Sleeping Bag Records that featured hip hop music. The label's ar...
Musea
Musea Records is a non-profit (for the label's bands) musician-owned French record label dedicated to progressive rock. It was founded in 1985 by Bernard Gueffier and Francis Grosse, along with a smal...
Texas Hotel Records
Texas Hotel Records was an independent record label based in Santa Monica, California, which released records by singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt, Henry Rollins and the Rollins Band from the mid-1980s t...
TVT Records
TVT Records was an American record label founded by Steve Gottlieb. Over the course of its 25-year history the label released some 25 Gold, Platinum and Multi-platinum releases. Its roster included Ni...
Silkheart Records
Silkheart Records is a Swedish record label dedicated to recording improvised music and free jazz. Lars-Olof Gustavsson and Keith Knox founded Silkheart in 1985. In 1991, Jimmy Johnson of Forced Exp...
Ondine (record label)
Ondine is a Finnish classical record label founded in 1985 in Helsinki, Finland, where the company is still based, and today offers an extremely eclectic catalogue of both contemporary Finnish music, ...
C'est La Mort
C'est la Mort records was a small but influential independent record label that operated from the home of Woodrow Dumas in Baker, Louisiana. C'est la Mort specialized in ethereal, ambient, dream pop a...