Monday, 8 July 2013

Record Labels

What is a record label?

  • Provides the artist with money
  • Talent Scouting and development of artists.
  • Manages band/artist.
  • Production, Manufacture, distribution of record.
  • Marketing and promotion.
  • Copyright protection.

Major Record Labels
  • The big three record labels are Sony BMG, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group.
  • Can at any one time represent 75% of the music sold within a year.

Minor/Independent Record Labels 
  • A smaller record label that operates without funding of the big four.
  • Many big artists begin their careers on minor labels.
  • Generally allows more artistic freedom and control.
  • Merge Records, Lost Highway, 4ad, Domino, Rough Trade.

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