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A lot of artists have their records associated with a record label. When I search for records under a specific label, the results usually resemble or relate to each other, so I use it as a way to search for new music.

What exactly is the function of a record label besides the one above and how do they relate to the artists and the recording companies?

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Record Label:

They manufacture, distribute and promote music from a artist that is under their label. There are 2 types:

  • Independent.

Indie record labels are independent companies that do not have a corporate backer.

  • Major.

Major labels are large corporations often owned by a parent company, like Sony.


Taking from Wikipedia:

How do they relate to the artists and the recording companies?

Within the music industry, most recording artists have become increasingly reliant upon record labels to broaden their consumer base, market their albums, and be both promoted and heard on MP3, radio, and television, with publicists that assist performers in positive media reports to market their merchandise, and make it available via stores and other media outlets

What exactly is the function of a record label and What are they?

Within the music industry, most recording artists have become increasingly reliant upon record labels to broaden their consumer base, market their albums, and be both promoted and heard on MP3, radio, and television, with publicists that assist performers in positive media reports to market their merchandise, and make it available via stores and other media outlets

Hope this helps!

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