There’s no understating that black owned record labels helped push black music to the forefront of popular culture. Throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s, black entrepreneurs created opportunities for themselves, which resulted in a musical legacy that will last for generations to come. Here are the trailblazers who paved the way for those who would follow in their wake.

  1. Motown Records
  2. Stax Records
  3. Philadelphia International Records
  4. Solar Records