14 of the best record label logos

Five of the best record label logos on a gradient background
(Image credit: Reinforced Records / Nervous Records / Island Records / Blue Note / Ghostly International)

The best record label logos often become iconic, sometimes coming to represent a genre of music. And while many people no longer see them on physical objects like vinyls and CD covers, record label logos are still a vital aspect of a record company's work to create an identity that both artists want to sign and consumers want to buy into. 

Many of the longest running and most successful record labels are instantly recognisable by their logo, while the designs of more niche record labels have often gained cult status. Here are 14 of the best record label logo designs to inspire you. For more musical logo inspiration, see our pick of the best band logos.

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Jim McCauley

Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.

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