Geffen is not independant, it's owned by Interscope. In fact the real company name of Interscope is Interscope Geffen.
(excerpt from Webpage:
"Description: Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world’s leading music company. Its global operations encompass the development, manufacture, marketing, sales and distribution of recorded music through a network of subsidiaries, joint ventures and licensees in 63 countries around the world, representing 98% of the global music market.
The UMG family includes Interscope Geffen A&M, Island Def Jam, MCA, Universal/Motown Records Group and Verve Music Group. UMG embraces a vast array of artists covering the full spectrum of music around the world including: Ashanti, Beck, Mary J. Blige, Bon Jovi, blink-182, Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow, DMX, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Eve, Ja Rule, Jay-Z, Hoobastank, Limp Bizkit, Nelly, No Doubt, Shaggy, Sting and Weezer"
V2 Records I don't know. What I know is that Moby is on Mute Records not V2 and
Mute is owned by EMI:
Subject: Re: mute records owned by EMI Group?
From: Mute Info <email@example.com>
Date: 07 Oct 2003 13:41:31 +0100
Dear Sir or Madam
Thanks for your mail. Mute is part of Virgin Continental Europe, as of spring last year.http://www.mute.com/mute/news/eminews.htm