The Fast Track to Platinum

An upstart called SBK is the hottest new label on the turntable

Heard that bouncy Wilson Phillips sound on the radio? Remember the way cool sound track from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? How about the fresh funk of Technotronic, the band that opened for Madonna on her recent concert tour? As it happens, all this music is on the SBK label. How's that? SBK?

In an industry dominated by the familiar spinning logos belonging to Columbia, MCA and Atlantic, SBK Records is the new platter on the stack. Since its first release last summer, SBK has seen 12 singles reach the pop charts. With only 14 albums so far, the company has already...