There are some record labels that do so much more than provide an anonymous link between the artist and their fans; by cultivating a personality and philosophy of their own, they are able to build a following as dedicated as that of the artists they sign.

These labels play a key role in introducing their music to fans across the world. The likes of Trojan Records brought ska, rocksteady, reggae and dub music to the UK from Jamaica, while Tamla Motown set about conquering the world soul. More recently the likes of Fiction Records and Island continue to break new ground with exciting new artists and music.

Here you can find playlists from some of our favourite labels. You only need to subscribe once and your playlist will be automatically updated with the music they are enjoying, releasing or rediscovering.