Symphonic Distribution Year End Awards

Well, the year is now closing but before we say goodbye to 2010, we wanted to have one final HOORAH and pay “props” or should we say “recognition” to labels that went above and beyond expectations in 2010. We distribute over 1,000+ labels so of course, not all can be on this list. For those that are not on this list, we equally think of each and every one of them as a valuable entity to us and the music industry. For those that made it on this list, congratulations and here is to a great 2011!


As a bit of extra FYI, we thought we’d outline what some of the categories mean. Some of these (Label Of The Year and Best New Label) are self explanatory but the others do require some explanation so here goes! Most Generous: Meaning that what a label has done for its fans and artists is impressive to us. This can result in the type of promotion the label has done for the artists and for the fans and also can pertain to what a label has done to push an artists’ name to the masses (Such as placing a new artist along with an established one) Most Diverse: If the label also tinkers into other genres but still stays true to the genre it is awarded then that deserves recognition for being diverse and understanding that cross promoting genres is effective! Label To Watch in 2011 is self explanatory but in case you wondered, this award highlights a label we believe will make some damage next year! Last but not least, the Hardest Working Label award is for labels that just plain do not sleep! We get copied on tons of emails and see what these labels are doing in their respective networks thus, we believe they work very hard to get that extra push for their brand! And now, the winners are….


Dubstep:

Label Of The Year: Play Me Records
Best New Label: Ultragore Recordings
Most Generous Label: Betamorph Recordings
Most Diverse Label: Subdepth Records
Label To Watch In 2011: BroTown Records
Hardest Working Label: Heavy Artillery Recordings


Electro House:

Label Of The Year: Crude Trax
Best New Label: Starblocks Music
Most Generous Label: Mizumo Music
Most Diverse Label: Royal One Records
Label To Watch In 2011: Riot Riot Records
Hardest Working Label: Harkee Records


House:

Label Of The Year: Shamati Records
Best New Label: Red5 Digital
Most Generous Label: Zero Digital
Most Diverse Label: Minus Mal’s Records
Label To Watch In 2011: LOK Records
Hardest Working Label: HUK Records


Tech House:

Label Of The Year: Circuit Records
Best New Label: Dot One Records
Most Generous Label: Elite Records
Most Diverse Label: Quanticman Records
Label To Watch In 2011: VectoRecords 2.0
Hardest Working Label: Rationalism Records


Deep House:

Label Of The Year: Pura Music
Best New Label: Natural Rhythm
Most Generous Label: Aenaria Music
Most Diverse Label: Sui Generiz
Label To Watch In 2011: Suite Music
Hardest Working Label: Nulogic Records


Drum & Bass:

Label Of The Year: Ammunition Recordings
Best New Label: Perkussiv
Most Generous Label: Wayside Recordings
Most Diverse Label: Simplify Recordings
Label To Watch In 2011: Subculture Recordings
Hardest Working Label: T3K


Breaks:

Label Of The Year: Flextone Recordings
Best New Label: Elektroshok Records
Most Generous Label: Subtribe Records
Most Diverse Label: Ape Music
Label To Watch In 2011: KindCrime Recordings
Hardest Working Label: Dusted Breaks


Minimal & Techno:

Label Of The Year: Animal Play Minimal
Best New Label: MiniGroove Records
Most Generous Label: Raccoon Records
Most Diverse Label: Bleep Bloop Records
Label To Watch In 2011: Black-listed Recordings
Hardest Working Label: Dialtone Records