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Big Machine Records, LLC is an independent American record label specializing in country and pop artists. Big Machine is based on Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee, and is distributed by Universal Music Group . The label was launched in September 2005 by former DreamWorks Records executive, Scott Borchetta, and initially became a joint venture between Borchetta and country singer Toby Keith. As of November 2014, the music company consists of 88 employees—in the areas of music publishing, management, and merchandising—and four office buildings. The business also oversees numerous imprints, including Valory Music, that are under Big Machine Label Group.

Big Machine Records
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Parent company Big Machine Label Group
Founded September 1, 2005 (2005-09-01)
Founder Scott Borchetta
Distributor(s) Universal Music Group
Genre
Country of origin United States
Location Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Official website bigmachinerecords.com

Big Machine Records, LLC is an independent American record label specializing in country and pop artists. Big Machine is based on Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee, and is distributed by Universal Music Group (UMG). The label was launched in September 2005 by former DreamWorks Records executive, Scott Borchetta, and initially became a joint venture between Borchetta and country singer Toby Keith. As of November 2014, the music company consists of 88 employees—in the areas of music publishing, management, and merchandising—and four office buildings. The business also oversees numerous imprints, including Valory Music, that are under Big Machine Label Group.

Among the artists signed to the label is Taylor Swift, whose most recent studio album, 1989, was released in October 2014. Swift's father owns a stake in the record label. Other artists include Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, and Rascal Flatts.