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Most Popular Christian Music Labels in the World (Top 10)

There are so many Gospel artists in the world today and many of them are signed to some of the most popular Christian music labels. These labels are responsible for production, marketing, artist recruitment and development, publishing, and copyright enforcement. They typically take care of an artiste’s music and management.

There are hundreds of notable Gospel music labels across the various continents in the world, however, this article focuses on the most prominent of them all. Here are the top 10 most popular Christian music labels in the world and artists signed to them

10. Reunion Records

Reunion Records is a contemporary Christian record label founded in 1982 by Dan Harrell and Mike Blanton. The Tennessee-based label operates under its parent company, Provident Label Group.

The label has signed Gospel artists like Steven Curtis Chapman, Jason Crabb, Casting Crowns, Brandon Heath, Matthew West, and Gary Chapman.

9. Rocketown Records

Rocketown Records

Rocketown Records was founded in 1996 by Michael W. Smith. The singer, who was once with Reunion records, met with Don Donahue, A&R director at the label to discuss the creation of Rocketown. Later in 1996, a minority share of Rocketown was bought by Word Records.

Artists signed to Rocketown include Michael W. Smith himself, Geoff Moore, Reuben Morgan, Michael Olson, and Ginny Owens.

8. Centricity

Centricity Music

Centricity music is an American contemporary Gospel music record label founded in 2003. The label is known to focus on artist building and development. The first album release from Centricity was Downhere’s Wide-Eyed and Mystified in May 2006.

The label is home to artists like Lauren Daigle, Jordan Feliz, Andrew Peterson, NEEDTOBREATHE, Jason Gray, North Point Worship, Apollo LTD, Brandon Heath, Chris Renzema, and Coby James.

7. Capitol Christian Music Group

Capitol Christian Music Group- Most Popular Christian Music Label

Capitol Christian Music Group, also known as Capitol CMG is a division of Capitol Music Group. It was founded in 1976 by Billy Ray Hearn as “Sparrow Records”.

The label has grown over the years and has signed many prominent acts so far. Capitol’s roaster features top Gospel communities and artists. Some of them are Tasha Cobbs, Tye Tribbett, Jeremy Camp, Michael W. Smith, Kierra Sheard, Britt Nicole, Smokie Norful, Kari Jobe, Merry Clayton, Riley Clemmons, Social Club Misfits, and Matt Redman.

6. Motown Gospel

Motown Gospel- Most Popular Christian Music Labels in the world

Motown Gospel is a subsidiary of Motown Records owned by Universal Music Group. The label boasts of over 20 years of iconic sounds. Motown Gospel was transitioned from EMI Gospel and has become one of the most popular Christian music labels in the world.

The label features artists like The Clark Sisters, Karen Clark Sheard, Brian Courtney Wilson, Kierra Sheard, Tasha Cobbs, and others.

Bethel Music - Most Popular Christian Music Labels in the world

Bethel Music is an American Worship community and Christian music label that originated from Bethel Church. Although it started as a local church music ministry, Bethel music has become a global music group consisting of talented songwriters, artists, and musicians.

Their song productions are largely written and recorded by members of Bethel Music. Some of their members include Jenn Johnson, Bethany Wohrle, Emmy Rose, John Wilds, Josh Baldwin, Kristene DiMarco, Melissa Helser, Jonathan David Helser, Paul and Hannah McClure, David Funk, and Zahriya Zachary.

4. Essential Records

Essential Records - Most Popular Christian Music Labels in the world

Essential Records is a Christian record label known for contemporary Gospel music. It is a sub-group of its parent label, Sony Music Nashville. Since its first big release “Flood” by Jars of Clay in 1996, it has grown to become one of the most popular Gospel music labels in the world.

Some of the artists/groups under Essential Records include Branan Murphy, Casting Crowns, Jamie Kimmett, Land of Color, Matt Maher, Red Rocks Worship, Rhett Walker, Tauren Wells, Elevation Worship, Vertical Worship, and Zach Williams.

3. Fair Trade Services

Cece Winans- Most Popular Christian Music Labels in the world

Fair Trade Services is undoubtedly one of the most popular Christian music labels in the world. The label which was formerly known as INO Records specializes in Contemporary Christian Music.

The Tennessee-based label was the parent label of SRE Recordings, with a focus on Christian rock releases. Some of their artists include Austin French, CeCe Winans, Colton Dixon, Laura Story, Micah Tyler, Mike Donehey, Phil Wickham, Sara Groves, and The Afters.

2. Elevation Worship

Elevation- Most Popular Christian Music Labels in the World

Elevation Worship is one of the Christian music groups/labels affiliated with a local church. The band is a contemporary Worship music band from Elevation Church in North Carolina. Elevation Worship boasts of over 2.5 million album sales in the United States.

Current members of Elevation Worship include Chris Brown, Jonsal Barrientes, Jenna Barrientes, Tiffany Hudson, and Davide Mutendji.

1. Hillsong Worship

Hillsong Worship- Most Popular Christian Music Labels in the world

Hillsong Worship, previously known as Hillsong Live is a Gospel music group from Australia and California. Their music-making dates as far back as 1993 at Hillsong Church. At least, 15 of their works have appeared on the Billboard magazine U.S charts. Their song “What a Beautiful Name”, is one of their best hits, reaching platinum in the States.

Some notable members of the band are Darlene Zschech, Marty Sampson, Brooke Fraser, Reuben Morgan, and Joel Houston.

Top 10 Christian Music Labels in the World

Here are the top 10 Gospel music labels in the world as highlighted in this article.

  1. Hillsong Worship
  2. Elevation Worship
  3. Fair Trade Services
  4. Essential Records
  5. Bethel Music
  6. Motown Gospel
  7. Capitol Christian Music Group
  8. Centricity
  9. Rocketown Records
  10. Reunion Records

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