Chicago record labels

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"Bye and Bye" recorded in 1927 on the Black Patti Records label of The Chicago Record Company.

This is a list of notable record labels based in Chicago.

Name Founder Founded Link Address Genres Artists
Alligator Records Bruce Iglauer 1971 link P.O. Box 60234, Chicago, IL 60640 Blues, Roots, Folk Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Luther Allison, Albert Collins, Hound Dog Taylor, Johnny Winter, Shemekia Copeland, Marcia Ball
Bad Teeth Recordings John Hoffman 2012 [1] N/A Hardcore Sex Prisoner, To Live a Lie, Draize, Weekend Nachos, Spine, Repos
Black Patti Records J. Mayo Williams 1927 African American Jazz, Blues, sermons, spirituals, and skits
Bloodshot Records Nan Warshaw & Rob Miller link 3039 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago IL 60618 Country
Carrot Top Records Patrick Monaghan 1991 link 3716 W Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60647 Rock, pop, punk rock, indie, jazz, country Handsome Family, the Coctails, Retsin, The Bitter Tears, Antietam, KatJonBand, Archer Prewitt, Megan Reilly, Tall Dwarfs, Slipstream, Speck Mountain, The Naysayer, The Darling Downs
Cedille Records link 5355 N. Lakewood Ave, Chicago IL 60640 Classical
Chess Records Leonard & Phil Chess 1950 2120 S. Michigan Avenue, 320 E. 21st. St Chicago Il Blues, Jazz, Doo-wop, Gospel, Soul, Rock and Roll, Comedy See List of Chess Records artists
Delmark Records Bob Koester 1958 link 4121 North Rockwell St Chicago Il Blues, Jazz, Doo-wop, Gospel
Drag City Dan Koretzky & Dan Osborn 1989 link 2000 West Carroll Ave #201, Chicago, IL 60612 Experimental, Folk Joanna Newsom, Pavement, Will Oldham (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy), Papa M, Jim O'Rourke, Silver Jews, Smog, Royal Trux, Chestnut Station, Mantis, Palace, Plush, Edith Frost, Azita
Earwig Music Company Michael Frank 1978 link 2054 W. Farwell Ave., Garden Unit, Chicago, IL 60645 Blues, Roots, Storytelling, Jazz David Honeyboy Edwards, The Jelly Roll Kings, Big Jack Johnson, Louisiana Red, Sunnyland Slim, Jimmy Dawkins, Frank Frost, Homesick James, John Primer
Johann's Face Records Marc Ruvolo & Gar Brandt link P.O. Box 479164, Chicago, IL, 60647 Melodic Punk & Pop
Lengua Armada Discos Martin Sorrondeguy Pilsen Hardcore Los Crudos, Limp Wrist, Charles Bronson, Severed Head of State, MK-Ultra
Minty Fresh link P.O. Box 577400, Chicago, IL 60657 Upeat & Poppy Kahimi Karie
Mooster Records Brandon Harrod 2008 link 941 W. Carmen Ave. #401, Chicago, IL 60640 Punk, Folk Punk, Alternative Pool Party, The Connection, The Cry!, City Mouse, The Homewreckers
Red Scare Industries Tobias Jeg & Brendan Kelly link P.O Box 13285, Chicago IL 60613 Punk
Starborn Records Richard Valles & Eduardo Phillips 2008 link Chicago, IL & Atlanta, GA All Genres Carla Kosak, John Hill, Chocolate
Sexy Baby Records Germ from the Rotten Fruits 2010 link 6318 N. Clark St #201, Chicago, IL 60660 Punk, Psychobilly, Hardcore Modern Day Rippers, The Ridgelands, The Night Brigade
Stonecutter Records Chris Steinmetz 2005 link 212 E Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60645 Rock, Hip Hop, Punk, Jazz Chris has engineered, mixed, or mastered for groups such as Kiss, Common, Twista, Rihanna, Kanye West, Alice in Chains, Usher, Lupe Fiasco and now has his own facilities in the South Loop of Chicago.
Thick Records link Punk
Thrill Jockey Records Bettina Richards 1992 link P.O. Box 08038, Chicago, IL 60608 Indie, Post-Rock Tortoise, The Sea and Cake, Tom Verlaine, Califone, Fiery Furnaces, Archer Prewitt, Eleventh Dream Day
Touch & Go Founded by Tesco Vee & Dave Stimson; Owned by Corey Rusk 1981 link PO Box 25520, Chicago, IL 60625 Punk, Hardcore, Indie Ted Leo + Pharmacists, TV On The Radio, Big Black, Don Caballero, Rollins Band, The Jesus Lizard, Slint, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, !!!, Shellac, Pinback, Blonde Redhead
Underground Communique Records Justin Schwier 2004 link 2441 W. Gunnison St. #2, Chicago, IL 60625 Punk, Hardcore, Indie Shot Baker, Big D and the Kids Table, The Copyrights, Hellmouth, The Heat Tape, The Methadones, Reel Big Fish, Mustard Plug