It is the Record Labels job to create and distribute records.
In exchange for money Record Labels obtain the right to copy and
distribute an artist's record. The record company provides a recording
agreement for the artist to sign that states the terms of their
agreement. The Record Label obtains the exclusive right to reproduce
the artist's material in exchange for a cash advance and mechanical
royalties. There are many types of Record Labels and they all
have their benefits and disadvantages. There are Major Record
Labels, Mini Major Record Labels and Independent Record Labels.
The biggest Major Record Labels are Sony, Universal, WEA, and
BMG. Some of the other Major Record labels are Warner Bros. Records,
DreamWorks, RCA Records, MCA Records, Capital Records, Atlantic
Records, and Columbia Records. A Mini Major Record Label is a
company that affiliates with a major record label. How this works
is the Mini Major Record Label usually signs it own acts, promotes
its own artists, produces its own records and has the Major Record
Label distribute the records. The two Companies will split the
profits from this joint venture by a certain percentage, usually
in the favor of the Major Record Label. An example of a Mini-Major
Record Label is Geffen, Interscope Records, Black Ground Records,
Priority Records, Bad Boy Records and Maverick Records. Some examples
of Independent Record Labels are No Limit Records, Aftermath Records,
Priority Records, SideOneDummy Records & American Recordings.
LABELS. Virgin Records America, Inc.
Information about the labels and artists of Sony's music division.
Columbia Records Online. Home to Columbia, American Recordings,
Aware Records, The Medicine Label, Nude Records, Ovum Recordings,
Warner Bros. Records
Check out the other recording labels in the Warner Brothers Records
family, these include: Warner Brothers Records Nashville, Warner
The label's roster ranges from Barry Manilow to Run DMC -- now
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Altantic is the home of P.O.D. and Jewel, among many others. Visit
the site to listen to audio clips.
Epic boasts of having both Jennifer Lopez and Michael Jackson
on its label.
Download clips from Blink 182, Res, Keke Wyatt and other MCA artists
at its well-designed site.
Def Jam Recordings
Hip-hop music label. Interact with other rap-lovers and find out
the latest information on their Def Jam artists. New York City
hip-hop and rap
David Geffen is himself a icon of rock music, and his label represents
many mega-star rock acts.
The country home of George Jones and other popular Elektra acts.
Features the music of popular artists with exclusive videos and
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store in your area. interscope records, inc.
independent record label working with undeveloped talent in los
angeles. we want the next big thing. music, a&r, management.
genesta records, new music for new minds.
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