AOMG(Above Ordinary Music Group) was founded in 2013 by Jay Park. Though mainly a hip hop and R&B label, AOMG has recently expanded to include sports management by signing UFC fighter Chan Sung Jung, aka “Korean Zombie.”
Cha Cha Malone
H1ghr Music was founded in 2017 by Jay Park and Cha Cha Malone. The label focuses heavily on discovering and promoting new talent.
AREA was founded by GroovyRoom in 2021, in collaboration with H1GHR MUSIC.
Just Music was founded in 2009 by rapper Swings. The label has released three compilation albums so far, Ripple Effect (2014) We Effect (2017) Series (2018).
Han Yo Han
Indigo Music was founded in 2017 by Swings. They released the compilation album IM in 2018.
Wedaplugg Records was founded in 2017 by Lil Cherry and Jito Mo(GOLDBUUDA), but was taken over in 2018 by Swings and Giriboy.
Mkit Rain was founded in 2016 and is an LA-based hip hop label. Not much information is available on this situation, but in 2020 or 2021 Mkit Rain was acquired by UNCUTPOINT. Mkit Rain may still exist as a subsidiary of UNCUTPOINT, so for now we will list the artists as such. When we know more about the situation, we will update accordingly.
UPDATE 03/25/21: As the Mkit Rain Instagram has been changed to UNCUTPOINT we can assume Mkit Rain is now defunct; however, for now we’ll list these artists under their previous label.
*G2 has left Hi-Lite and has not signed anywhere else as far as we know.
Ambition Musik was founded in September 2016 by artists Dok2 and The Quiett.
Zene the Zilla
YG was established in February 1996 by Yang Hyun-suk. In addition to being a record label, the company also operates a number of subsidiaries under YG PLUS. YG houses musicians and producers, as well as actors.
*image credit Ours Co
Epik High is a hip-hop group formed in 2001. They signed to Woollim Entertainment in 2003, then YG in 2012, and finally William Morris Endeavor in 2019.
Feel Ghood Music
Feel Ghood Music was founded in 2013 by Tiger JK. The company was named after Tiger’s 8th album Feel gHood Muzik : The 8th Wonder.
*Junoflo has left Feel Ghood music.
Brand New Music
Brand New Music was founded in 2011 by rapper Rhymer. Originally IC Entertainment, the label was renamed to Brand New Production, and in 2009 merged with Future Flow (owned by rapper/producer Cho PD) and this company was called Brand New Stardom. In 2011, Brand New Stardom split into two companies – Stardom Entertainment founded by Cho PD, and Brand New Music founded by Rhymer.
Amoeba Culture was founded in 2006 by DynamicDuo and Go Kyung-min.
Vismajor Company (VMC) was founded in 2014 by rapper Deepflow. VMC was originally started as a crew in 2011. They’ve released two compilation albums so far: Run VMC in 2013 and Visty Boyz in 2017.
Part Time Cooks
Grandline (GRDL) Entertainment was founded in 2010.
Million Market was founded in 2012 and is a subsidiary of SM Entertainment.
Stoneship was founded by Seok Chan-woo in June 2014.
- EK (Instagram, Spotify)
- Munchman (Instagram, Spotify)
- Neal (Instagram, Spotify)
- GV (Instagram)
- Cova (Instagram, Spotify) *
- Make a movie (Instagram, Spotify)
*Spotify seems to have Cova’s features listed under another artist of the same name, so be aware of that.
KOZ was founded in January 2019 by Zico, and was acquired by BigHit in November 2020.
P Nation was founded by Psy in October 2018.
you.will.knovv is an alternative hip hop and R&B label founded in 2017.
Beasts And Natives Alike
Beasts And Natives Alike (BANA) was founded in 2014 by Kim Ki-hyun, former SM A&R representative.
- Kim Ximya X D. Sanders (Spotify)
Daytona Ent. was founded by rappers Yumdda and The Quiett in 2020.
Futuristic Swaver (YFGod)
Yng & Rich Records
Yng & Rich Records was founded in 2019 by rappers Superbee and Uneducated Kid.