The Atlantic Records Group consists of the Atlantic, Bad Boy, Elektra and Lava Records labels. In 1947, Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson started an independent jazz and rhythm and blues record label in New York City and named it Atlantic Records. The Atlantic label soon became recognized and revered throughout the world as it was distinguished by an array of legendary artists who broke new ground and set new musical standards. This list includes such icons as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane and Led Zeppelin. Atlantic continues to be marked by musical diversity, embracing performers who span the contemporary pop, rock, R&B and hip-hop genres. The Atlantic Records Group is part of the Warner Music Group and is located in New York.