2nd place: EMI Classics and Hyperion (20 votes, 23%). Joint second is shared by two proud British labels. The former has had its share of great pianists including Alfred Cortot, Claudio Arrau, Georges Cziffra, Walter Gieseking, Edwin Fischer and Dinu Lipatti, and with Evgeny Kissin and Martha Argerich still on its books, it is doing well. Independent label Hyperion probably has the biggest share of pianophile's pianists - Marc-André Hamelin, Stephen Hough, Angela Hewitt, Steven Osborne, Leslie Howard, Hamish Milne, Nikolai Demidenko (once upon a time). Need one go on?
3rd place: Decca / Philips (19 votes, 22%). Not far behind are the two great labels which have now merged. Vladimir Ashkenazy, Nelson Freire and Jean-Yves Thibaudet still do the business for the Brits, and it has the rising Benjamin Grosvenor in its books. Philips lives on a legacy that included Claudio Arrau, Alfred Brendel, Stephen Kovacevich (formerly Bishop), Zoltan Kocsis and Adam Harasiewicz.
6th place: Harmonia Mundi 6 votes (7%). The French label with strong American input specialises in period performance groups and early music, but has had some fine piano recordings over the years by Paul Lewis, Frederic Chiu, Alain Planes, Alexandre Tharaud, Cedric Tiberghien, just to name a few.