Spotify’s decision to deal directly with artists in 2018 has made record labels nervous. The move by the industry-dominating streaming platform threatens cutting labels out of the equation, which should be of concern to all music fans.
The careful curations of labels and the work they do in guiding artistic talents is essential in building scenes and ensuring the music that reaches our ears is the best it can be. In our rundown of the best labels of 2018, we salute the imprints working hard to these ends. From the fresh names showing exciting potential to the established outlets continuing to shine, the institutions below assert the enduring necessity of labels to the music world.
In alphabetical order, these are the best record labels of 2018 https://mixmag.net/feature/the-best-record-labels-of-2018