The last couple of years have been great for people who listen to and collect video game music on vinyl. Many interesting and unexpected titles have been released and we’ve even seen the rise of several brand new record labels focusing on this niche with great passion and devotion to their releases.
This page will include a list of these labels with a brief description, and links to their sites and social media pages.
Black Screen Records
Black Screen Records is a small independent label based in Cologne, Germany which started in early 2015. In November 2015 they put out their first vinyl release – the Oddworld: New ‘n’Tasty Soundtrack.
Brave Wave Productions
Brave Wave have been going strong for years as a label primarily focusing on releasing original music by video game composers. It’s based in Japan, but has employees in several countries. They announced their first vinyl release – the ambitious 4LP Street Fighter II: Definitive Collection – in mid-2015 which shipped out to customers in April, 2016.
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Data Discs is anindependent label based in London, UK which started in early 2015. They released their first two titles in August, 2015 – Streets Of Rage and Shenmue. They are known to collaborate closely with Sega and have so far only released soundtracks to Sega games.
Fangamer is a video game merchandise company from 2008 based in Tucson, Arizona. They’ve been acting as a distributor for other VGM vinyl labels for a little while before releasing their first two vinyl titles in December 2017 – the Nex Machina and Tormentor X Punisher soundtracks.
G4F Records is a French label focusing on soundtrack releases – primarily game soundtracks. Their first vinyl release was the Furi soundtrack, which they released in August 2016.
Gamemusic Records is a Polish label run by staff from game music news site GameMusic.pl. Their first vinyl release is the Kholat soundtrack, which they released in May 2017.
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Gamer’s Edition is a UK based company that started out as a service intending to release special collector’s edition packages for indie games. In 2016, however, they announced their first video game soundtrack release on vinyl – the Rogue Legacy soundtrack – which they released in January 2017.
Ghost Ramp is a more traditional label who’s mainly been working on indie, alternative, and garage rock titles. They announced their first video game music release on vinyl – the car-shaped Drift Stage 7″ – in late 2015 which was released in February 2016.
iam8bit is a production company and art exhibition based in Los Angeles, CA, which started in 2005. They released their first video game vinyl soundtrack – a promotional picture disc with the TRON Evolution Soundtrack – in 2010, but their first commercially available release was the Hotline Miami 2 soundtrack released early 2015.
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Laced Records is a dedicated video game music label established in 2015. It started out focusing on releasing video game soundtracks digitally but as of 2016 they have started working on vinyl releases. Their first release was the Hotline Miami soundtrack which was succesfully funded via Kickstarter. It released in August 2016.
Materia Collective is a video game music label and producer founded in 2015. While they have mostly worked with digital releases they partnered with iam8bit for a few vinyl releases starting in 2016, and in early 2018 they released their first vinyl release on their own with the Sins of Hyrule Zelda arrangement album by Rozen.
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Minimum Records is a label based in London, UK founded in 2017 who publishes digital game soundtracks as well as vinyl releases. They released their first game soundtrack on vinyl in February 2018 – the soundtrack to Future Unfolding.
Mondo is a company working on limited edition screen prints, but also vinyl records, movies, and apparal relating to pop culture. They have primarily focused on releasing movie soundtracks, but in August 2015 they put out a much anticipated 4LP box set for the soundtrack to The Last Of Us.
Ship To Shore PhonoCo.
Ship To Shore PhonoCo. is a small independent label based in Brooklyn, NY, which started in 2013. They are mainly focusing on releasing soundtracks that have not been on vinyl before. Their first video game soundtrack release was the MOTHER soundtrack which was released in late 2015 after a succesful Kickstarter campaign.
Spacelab9 is label dedicated to releasing soundtracks to films, tv shows and video games on vinyl. They are based in New York and started out in 2013. Their first video game soundtrack release was the Mega Man: Best Of Mega Man 1-10 compilation which was released in mid-2015.
Sumthing Else Music Works
Sumthing Else is a US-based label specializing in video game music. While their focus is mainly digital distribution of video game music they have also released a few vinyl records. Their first vinyl release was the Red Faction: Armageddon soundtrack in 2011.
Yetee Records is the record label division of US-based t-shirt and art company, The Yetee. They put out their first game music vinyl release – the Octodad 7″ – in March 2015.
Occasional VGM Labels
Not all labels who release video game music and soundtracks have this “genre” as their main focus. Here’s a list of labels who have released a few game soundtracks, but don’t necessarily have these as their primary focus.
Enjoy The Toons Records
Enjoy The Toons Records is a sublabel of Enjoy The Ride, which was founded in 2008 and is based in Merrick, New york. Their first game vinyl release was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle “Let’s Kick Shell” 7″ cover EP from May 2016.
Ghostly is an independent record label that started in 1999 and is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They are primarily focusing on electronic music. Their first video game vinyl soundtrack was the rainbow-splattered Hohokum sampler which was released in late 2014.
Invada is a record label focusing on electronic and experimental music as well as soundtracks. They started in 2003 and is based in Bristol, UK. They released their first video game soundtrack on vinyl – the pink RSD-exclusive Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon OST – in April 2014.
Minority Records is a Czech label founded in 1996 focusing on electronic and experimental music. They have been working on vinyl soundtracks specifically for games made by Amanita Design. Their first video game soundtrack on vinyl was the Machinarium soundtrack released in 2010.
Music On Vinyl
Music On Vinyl is a record label focusing on reissues and first-to-vinyl releases. They are based in Haarlem, the Netherlands and started in 2007. As part of their soundtrack series “At The Movies”, they released their first video game soundtrack in early 2015 – the The Order: 1886 OST.