Record Label Logo Maker

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Brand Your Record Label With Our Free Online Logo Maker

TRUiC’s record label logo maker allows you to easily brand your company and create the best logo design for your business in just a few clicks. We generate thousands of logos in seconds until you find the best, professional looking logo for your business. 

Our record label logos are unique as they are based on icons, designs, and other assets created by our TRUiC designers paired with open-source graphics and fonts, so there are no legal issues for your business. 

Once you make your free logo and download your favorite design, it is yours to own and further customize for all your business needs. Whether you choose to edit it further or use it for your website, business cards, correspondence, or other brandable items, our user-friendly logo generator has got you covered so you can create a high-resolution, professional logo in just a few steps!

Don’t have a business idea or registered your business name yet? Visit our helpful guides on How to Start a Record Label or visit our How to Register a Business Name.

Creating Your Record Label Logo

Designing a logo for your record label is one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your business. You want your customers to be able to instantly connect your logo with your brand, so the design will need to be simple, eye-catching, and instantly recognizable. 

Logos are made up of four distinct parts: the overall shape of the logo, the colors used, icons or symbols that are incorporated, and font choices — and each part subtly conveys meaning and emotion to your customers. 

Defining Your Brand

Of course, all of these meanings need to clearly connect with your unique business. Take a few minutes and write down the what, who, and why of your brand. What is the vibe or aesthetic of your record label? Who is your ideal customer, and why are they attracted to your brand? Once you’ve established the unique characteristics of your brand you’ll be able to choose design elements that clearly communicate these qualities. 

Let’s look at the meanings associated with each design element and how they’re used by major brands in the industry.

Define Your Shape

The overall shape of your logo might seem like a simple design choice, but really there’s a lot to be said through the language of shape. Squares and rectangles communicate balance, stability, and structure. Triangles are dynamic, edgy, and powerful. Circles are commonly used for record label logos, as their flowing curves are associated with harmony, dynamic movement, and positive energy — all characteristics of popular record label brands.

Resonate With Color

Color is another powerful communicator, especially of emotion. Red and black are popular colors for record label logos and are used by giants in the industry like Universal Music Group and Virgin Records. This makes sense because red conveys energy, excitement, and intensity, while black communicates that the brand is bold, classic, and sophisticated. White is associated with words like fresh, clean, and cool, and it's another color frequently used in record label logos.

Build Connections With Symbols

While not every logo needs a symbol, these small shapes and images are often used in logo design to draw attention to a defining characteristic of a brand. For example, the globe in Universal Music’s logo clearly connects to the name of the brand. Waves, like in the Sony Music logo, are common symbols used in record label logos — an industry founded on sound waves.

Convey Meaning With Fonts

Fonts are important because each font style has specific meanings and connotations. Modern sans-serif fonts like Gill Sans and Verdana are extremely popular font styles used in record label logo designs due to their fresh, clean, and modern lines. Universal Music’s logo is a great example of this font choice. Bold and contemporary slab serif fonts like Copse and Museo are also common fonts used in record label logos.

Record Labels With Well-Designed Logos

Ready to get started? Here are a few more examples of rockstar record label logo designs:

Island Records

The circular design of this logo reminds us of a vinyl album, and the palm tree symbol connects clearly with the brand name. The modern lines of the sans-serif font say that this record label is strong and progressive, while the color (all black) communicates that this brand is bold, classic, and timeless.

Warner Music

The bold blue represents security and confidence, while the monogram’s clean white communicates that this brand is cool and fresh. The diagonal lines that make up the “W” in the monogram are symbols that cleverly remind us of both volume bars and sound waves.

Virgin Records

The iconic red of this logo communicates that the brand is bold, youthful, and exciting. The bold script angles upward, suggesting an edgy, powerful, and bold triangle. While this logo doesn’t use a symbol, the font choice underlines the “Virgin” part of the record label name, drawing the eye and creating a sense of aggressive forward movement. 

Conclusion

You’ve learned the meanings behind each logo element and how they work together to communicate the aesthetic and personality of a brand. With these pro tips and some inspiration from major record labels in the industry, you have everything you need to create an incredible, perfectly tuned record label logo of your own.

1. Enter Your Business Name and Tagline

The TRUiC record label logo generator requires you to add your business’s name and optionally a tagline, or slogan, to help generate your logo.

2. Choose a Type of Logo Design, Font, and Color Scheme

When designing your logo, you’ll have to choose between having a logo with a graphic or a text only record label logo.

Option 1: Graphic

This type of logo displays your business name with a themed record label graphic that will be displayed in a few different layouts. The graphic will either sit next to your business name, or it will sit above it.

After choosing this, you’ll need to choose your favorite font style and color pallet to generate your first set of logo choices.

Option 2: Text 

This type of logo displays your business name or just the initials of your business name in a stylized way using creative fonts and typography

After this, you’ll choose a color pallet and generate your logo choices.

3. Generate Logo Options

Our generator creates thousands of logos to choose from. Feel free to search through our numerous options and explore!

4. Customize Your Record Label Logo

Wonderful! You've found a logo you like; you can now customize it further by changing up the font and color for your record label logo. If you aren't happy with the changes you made, there is a reset button so that you never lose your original design.

5. Download Your Record Label Logo

Now that your logo is customized, you will go to our final step, downloading your logo. We make it hassle-free with no email requirements and no sign-ups of any kind — simply download and you’re done.

Our logo maker will provide you with a high-resolution logo in a scalable vector graphic (SVG) file format. This file format is the best for logos because it is easily editable and can be resized as small or as large as you need without losing any quality.

Our record label logo designs also come available for all social media platforms like YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Google, and more.

6. After Downloading, Make Sure Your Logo is Unique

Now that you have decided on your favorite logo design for your business, you should conduct a trademark search to ensure that your logo design is unique. 

This step will ensure that your logo design is unique to your business and that once trademarked, no one will be able to use it. If you want to learn more about how to trademark your professional logo and ensure its availability, you can visit our guide on How to Trademark Your Business Brand.

Make sure to confirm that your new logo is completely unique by taking the following steps: 

  • Perform a reverse image search on Google.
  • Formally conduct a trademark search using a lawyer specialized in trademarks.

7. Get Your Domain and Start Creating Your Website

Now that you have your logo, you are ready to start building your brand and creating your website. GoDaddy's free website builder offers the best option for creating a professional website and is very user-friendly — even for beginners. Creating your own website is such a crucial and satisfying step for any new business owner.

Things to Consider When Picking a Logo

Your company logo can convey different meanings depending on the logo design you choose so try branding your company with a logo sporting symbols, icons, and/or fonts that clearly represents what you’re selling to your customers (e.g., use a coffee cup in the logo for a coffee shop).

Color Psychology - The colors in your business logo design can help define the mood of your business. Consider which color scheme will best represent your logo design when using the color editor and creating your company brand with our logo maker.

  • Warm colors such as red, orange, pink, brown, beige, and yellow are considered to be inviting or exciting.
  • Cool colors like blues, greens, and purples convey a relaxing mood in a brand relating to the ocean or a calming atmosphere. 
  • Black and white provide great contrast when branding your business and are easy to see and read. 

Accessibility - There are basic rules when it comes to creating an effective and accessible logo design. 

  • The font you choose should be easy for customers to read and recognize. 
  • Color contrast is vital for the readability of your business logo.

Icons vs. symbols to make your own logo design - Symbols can help to represent your business, like products you sell or the type and quality of service you offer; it’s like a visual metaphor for your logo design.

For example, a logo design for a CBD oil shop could be depicted as a leaf; the symbolism being that it’s earthy, organic, natural, or all of these. Or, if you own a computer store, you can create a logo design that has the icon of a computer, it can really be that simple.

Font style - Choosing the right font for a logo design is important since fonts capture the attention of customers and show what they can expect from your company. 

If you own a more formal business, such as an accounting firm, you’ll likely want to choose a font that is more minimalistic and professional. If you’re opening a business such as a toy store, you’ll probably want to choose a font that is more fun and whimsical. 

If you aren't feeling confident about designing your small business logo, then check out our Design Guides for Beginners, we'll give you helpful tips and advice for creating the best unique logo for your business.

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon can I use my free record label logo?

After creating your own logo, you can download it and use your new record label logo immediately.

How much does it cost to create a logo using TRUiC's Logo Generator?

Using TRUiC’s record label logo generator to design your own logo and download it is completely free, with no email sign ups and no strings attached.

Once you’ve downloaded your logo, you can use it for any commercial or personal purposes. We recommend getting marketing and promotional materials, like business cards through Deluxe.

What is the difference between copyright, trademark, and patent?

Copyright, trademark, and patent are all types of intellectual property (IP)  that do different things: 

Copyrights are often used by artists to protect their creative work; if someone copyrights their work (e.g., novel, song, etc.), they own the rights to be able to do what they want with it, from selling to recreating.

A trademark, according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. Trademarks are commonly used for logos and slogans.

Patents are used to protect inventions and ideas. For instance, if someone creates a type of machine or tool, a patent can grant rights to the inventor so no one can use their invention/idea without permission.