R.E.X. Records was an independent record label founded by Doug Mann and Gavin Morkel, which operated from 1987 until 1995. Operations were based in Chicago until 1990 when the company moved to Nashville. The label was artistic in nature, and though they were especially active in the Christian metal genre, some acts were also marked to mainstream audiences. Sublabels included Storyville Records and Street Level Records (founded by Randy Stonehill.)
Founded by GRAMMY nominated, Dove Award-winning Songwriter and Producer of the Year, Ian Eskelin in 2015. Eskelin’s 20-plus-year resume in the music business, ranging from being a recording artist to a record executive, gives him a unique perspective in partnering with artists who are passionate about impacting culture with music.
|Rainbow Sound Inc||
Initially called Valor Records (circa era 1961). Rainbow Sound Inc was founded by Reverend Charles Massegee in 1962. Reverend Massegee, a Southern Baptist evangelist, began recording church choirs and singers on location with his own portable equipment. As the label grew and, business expanded Rainbow Sound Inc added a studio and recording equipment. In 1969 Massegee brought in Bob Cline as a full time engineer and manager at Rainbow Sound Inc. The labels continued to grow. Between 1969 to 1971 alone Rainbow Sound recorded over 200 Gospel albums!
Distributed by Word.
|Razor & Tie|
Reach Records and ReachLife Ministries strive to, “bridge the gap between biblical truth and urban context.” Founded in 2003, Reach Records is a Christian music record label dedicated to using music as a means of reaching the urban community in a biblically sound way. While Reach Records employs music to reveal biblical truth, ReachLife Ministries aims to empower ministry leaders with this music in order to grow the urban church.
|Reflection Music Group|
Now defunct, this label was distributed by Benson Records.
|Rend Family Records||
A partnership between Northern Irish folk worship band Rend Collective and Capitol Christian Music Group.
Primarily a reissue label, Retroactive has focused on the hard rock/heavy metal styles of music, with CD releases by Daniel Band, Barnabus, Resurrection Band, and others.
|Right Angle Music|
|Rio Vida Music|
Country label distributed by the Benson Company.
An imprint of Rocketown Records.
Founded by Michael W. Smith.
Seventh Day Slumber frontman Joseph Rojas recently announced the official launch of new label Rockfest Records.
The company was launched as a division of Nashville Label Group LLC and aptly named mirroring the annual City Rockfest Tour. The label will provide opportunities to expand the reach of the harder side of Christian music. Rockfest Records launched a website and Facebook page for fans to find more information, and has already unveiled a solid artist lineup.
|Rode Dog Records|
|Roryn Parti Entertainment|