Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson founded Atlantic Records in 1947, both avid music fans and record enthusiasts. Many legendary artists have made Atlantic Records their home, including Cream, Genesis, Cher, The Rolling Stones, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Led Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin, and many more.
Atlantic Records has been at the forefront of recorded music for over 60 years. They continue to do so today as a new generation of incredible artists.
Some of Atlantic Records biggest artists include:
- Hunter Hayes
- Trey Songz
- Jason Mraz
- Wiz Khalifa
- Ed Sheeran
- Janelle Monáe
- Bruno Mars
- and many others continue to contribute to the Atlantic Records’ legacy.
In this article, we’ll explore the full Atlantic Records artists roster and all things to do with their signings.
Let’s get to it!
So, Who Is Signed to Atlantic Records Distribution?
According to Atlantic Records Artists, as of 2022, these are the active artists under Atlantic Records, signed under their label:
|Galantis||Rozei||Paolo Nutini||Ella Henderson|
|Miike Snow||Jagged Little Pill (Original Broadway Cast Recording)||NoCap||joe p|
|Cordae||Jack Ü||Vance Joy||The Knocks|
|Sorana||Ravyn Lenae||Charli XCX||Bankrol Hayden|
|100 gecs||Josh Levi||GRANDMA||Bizzy Banks|
|Hayley Kiyoko||Don Toliver||PnB Rock||CARYS|
|Surf Curse||Charlotte Cardin||Mahalia||Faouzia|
|Gang51e June||Jack Harlow||Goody Grace||Missy Elliott|
|Pa Salieu||SAINT PHNX||Kenndog||Jax|
|Garrett Nash||Harper Finn||Jealous of the Birds||Dear Evan Hansen (Original Broadway Cast Recording)|
|ENISA||Bartel Union||Genevieve Stokes||BRELAND|
|Lil Uzi Vert||Anna Clendening||Joel Corry||Mean Girls (Original Broadway Cast Recording)|
|Jess Glynne||Kateel||Ed Sheeran||TRAETWOTHREE|
|Gucci Mane||daine||Sabrina Claudio||Elderbrook|
|Kelly Clarkson||Fred again..||Skrillex||Royal & The Serpent|
|Honne||James Blunt||Jaymes Young||Niko Rubio|
|Jamie Miller||flowerkid||Portugal. The Man||Brynn Elliott|
|Meek Mill||PJ||Lil Skies||The Fate of the Furious: The Album|
|Frightened Rabbit||Charlie Puth||Arden Jones||Eloise Alterman|
|A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie||Hayley Williams||Sonny Digital||Christian Lalama|
|O.T. Genasis||pink sweat$||RecoHavoc||Whethan|
|Laura Mvula||Quando Rondo||Ben Platt||Forest Blakk|
|Benjamin Scheuer||corook||Malú Trevejo||Danny Ocean|
|Kodak Black||gabby start||Jeven Reliford||Smith & Myers|
|Johnny Yukon||Dylan Fraser||TeaMarrr||Why Don’t We|
|VICE||Jucee Froot||Reiley||Ben Abraham|
|Jasiah||Clean Bandit||KAMAUU||Catie Turner|
|FKA twigs||Janelle Monáe||Matchbox Twenty||Mason Ramsey|
|DOG BLOOD||ABIR||Death Cab For Cutie||Tai’Aysha|
|Lizzo||A7S||In The Heights (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)||IV JAY|
|Coldplay||Burna Boy||Adia Victoria||KILLBOY|
|SK8||Sara Kays||Absofacto||YoungBoy Never Broke Again|
|Cardi B||Justice Carradine||Briston Maroney||Tiësto|
|Token||Ty Dolla $ign||DCG Brothers||Kevo Muney|
|Ogi||Mia Rodriguez||Bruno Mars||Anti Up|
|GAYLE||CKay||Roddy Ricch||Ava Max|
|CoachDaGhost||Rob Thomas||Hamilton: An American Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)||Matt Maeson|
|In This Moment||BENNETT||Pink Slip||Wallows|
|Jason Derulo||Sia||Winona Oak||Oliver Tree|
|Colton Dixon||Bri Steves||Charlotte Lawrence||Sueco|
|Melanie Martinez||Silk Sonic||Robin Schulz||The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
|Rico Nasty||The War On Drugs||Lil James||Tank|
|Kehlani||Mike WiLL Made-It||Trey Songz||Shaina Taub|
|Pink Sweat$||KREAM||Messiah||Crooked Colours|
Does Atlantic Records Artists Own Their Masters?
After conducting a search on Google, it appears that Atlantic does not provide their artists with a way to own their masters if they want to do so.
However, some artists may have provisions in their contracts that make it easier for them to be able to obtain their masters if that is the case.
As far as we know at this point, we won’t be able to verify the information until both parties make it public.
Why Is Kodak Black Encouraging Artists to Sign With Atlantic Records?
Up-and-coming artists are encouraged to sign with Atlantic Records by Kodak Black.
However, rappers like NBA YoungBoy and Meek Mill don’t feel the same way since they were having issues with the label in the past.
NBA YoungBoy accused Atlantic Records CEO of blackballing him because they were not releasing his music. Youngboy suggests not to sign to Atlantic if you are an artist because they are not going to support you if you live a certain way.
Meek Mill, on the other hand, accused Atlantic Records of foul play with his contract not releasing music.
How Do You Get Signed to Atlantic Records?
Getting signed to Atlantic Records requires exceptional music talent, a large fan base, a bit of luck, and of course, a strong social media presence.
In recent years, album sales have dropped dramatically due to streaming sites and online music hubs. It is therefore common in labels to search for artists with established fanbases or at least, a commendable social media presence to select artists for their labels.
An artist wishing to get signed to Atlantic Records (or any other top record label) needs to have a minimum of $500,000 (in liquid assets) or hundreds of thousands of social media followers in order to be considered for a chance to be discovered.
Talent, however, remains irreplaceable. It is only a matter of time before a durable record label offers you a contract if you are talented and produce captivating songs. It’s simpler to take your songs to them rather than wait for them.
If you want to be signed to Atlantic Records or any other record label, the secret is simple. It is enough to put yourself in front of your chosen record label(s), and if the song(s) you want to record is exceptional, no label would turn you away and allow you to sign with another label.
Is Jason Derulo Signed to Atlantic Records?
The company announced in 2021 that Jason Derulo had signed with Atlantic Records. A deal between Atlantic and Derulo’s Future History label will also continue a partnership between the labels, as Future History released “Lifestyle,” Derulo’s most recent single featuring Adam Levine, a member of Maroon 5. APG released Derulo’s single “Take You Dancing” through Atlantic last summer, but the singer has now officially signed a deal with the label after releasing the track.