NewPages Guide to
Independent Record Labels

Independent record labels primarily covering folk music, roots music, world music, and blues.


AcousticDisc acoustic

Alligator Records blues

Appleseed Recordings contemporary, folk, roots

Arhoolie Records blues, Cajun, Tejano, Zydeco, gospel, jazz, country, world music

Blind Pig Records blues, roots

Blix Street Records / GifthorseRecords Celtic, vocal, instrumental, new age

Bloodshot Records cross genre, punk, country, bluegrass, soul, pop, blues, rock

Borealis Recording Company Canadian folk, roots music

Brambus Records folk, country-blues, jazz, rock, classical

Compass Records aboriginal, Americana, bluegrass, jazz, pop, adult alternative, Celtic, Irish

Culburnie Records Scottish based music

Dead Reckoning Americana, country roots music

Fire Museum Records world music

Folk-Legacy Records traditional/contemporary folk music

Foot Stompin' Celtic Music traditional Scottish music

Gadfly Records ethnic, instrumental, spoken word, folk, rock, blues. classical, world

Goose Creek Music live, folk, country, bluegrass, Americana

Gourd Music acoustic

Green Linnet-Xenophile Records Celtic

Maggie's Music Scottish, Irish, early music

Makoche Recording Company traditional/contemporary Native American

Music Mosaic word fusion groove, new age, multicultural, international

Oh Boy Records country, folk

Putumayo World Music international/world music

Razor & Tie rock, metal, children's music, compilations

Red House Records acoustic blues, folk, instrumental

Redwing Music Celtic, cross-genre, folk

Rounder Records folk, country, bluegrass, blues, ethnic

Rykodisc Records US contemporary, traditional music

Shanachie jazz, R&B, soul, blues, Irish/Celtic, world, reggae, folk, gospel, Americana

Signature Sounds acoustic, jazz, folk, Americana, singer-songwriter

Sliced Bread Records acoustic, folk, rock, root

Smithsonian Folkways folk, ethnic, spoken word, world, gospel, country, contemporary, electronic

Sugar Hill Records neo-traditional country, bluegrass

Tara Music Company traditional Irish music

Tayberry Music Celtic, folk

Vanguard Records Americana, bluegrass, blues, world, folk, rock, pop, new age, country, dance, electronic, jazz

Waterbug Records folk


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