ACHOF – Nominated Record Labels

Record Labels Who Supported Great Album Art – Nominees

In as much as “pop” music in the early days of the Pop/Rock era included musical acts that easily crossed-over from jazz, R&B, country, folk and Rock & Roll to deliver music in many styles to a public hungry for their records, record companies were not eager to be classified and chose to make sure that their cover designs would appeal to a fairly broad audience.

However, many musical artists sought to team with like-minded art directors to create packaging for music that would best-represent their own feelings about how they’d like the buying public to perceive them and their music. Once shown to be effective marketing tools, trend-setting album cover design was embraced by certain record labels, who then – as a prelude to the big-budget video productions of the 1980s and 90s – put significant resources behind these promotional packages. It is the labels that showed this type of forethought that we look to honor in this category.

To view the list of nominees in this category for the Class of 2014 (1991 – 2014), please click here. 

To see the complete list of inductees into the Class of 2014, please click here. 

To view the list of Record Labels nominated for the ACHOF Class of 2013, please click here. 

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