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Single (music)

In music, a single or record single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record or an album. [1]

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A-side and B-side

The terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 78 and 45 rpm Phonograph Records, whether singles or extended plays (EPs).

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Adolescence

AdolescenceMacmillan Dictionary for Students Macmillan, Pan Ltd.

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Album

An album is a sound recording format first used in gramophone (phonograph) records, and later in other analog recording and digital recording media.

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Axel F

"Axel F" is the electronic instrumental theme from the 1984 film Beverly Hills Cop performed by Harold Faltermeyer.

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Billboard (magazine)

Billboard (stylized as billboard) is an American music magazine, originally headquartered in New York City, New York and now owned by Prometheus Global Media.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer.

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CD single

A CD single (sometimes abbreviated to CDS) is a music single in the form of a standard size compact disc.

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Columbia Records

Columbia Records is an American flagship recording label, under the ownership of Sony Music Entertainment, operating under the Columbia Music Group.

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Compact disc

Compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format.

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Concept album

A concept album is a studio album where all musical or lyrical ideas contribute to a single overall theme or unified story.

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Crazy Frog

Crazy Frog, originally known as The Annoying Thing, is a computer-animated character created in 2003 by Swedish actor and playwright Erik Wernquist.

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Dance music

Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing.

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Digital Compact Cassette

The Digital Compact Cassette (DCC) is a magnetic tape sound recording format introduced by Philips and Matsushita in late 1992 and marketed as the successor to the standard analog Compact Cassette.

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Disc jockey

A disc jockey (abbreviated DJ, D.J. or deejay) is a person who plays recorded music for an audience, either a radio audience if the mix is broadcast or the audience in a venue such as a bar or nightclub.

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DVD

DVD ("digital versatile disc" or "digital video disc") is a digital optical disc storage format invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic in 1995.

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Extended play

An EP (short for extended play) is a musical recording that contains more music than a single, but is usually too short to qualify as a full studio album or LP.

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Fidelity

Fidelity is the quality of being faithful or loyal.

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File sharing

File sharing is the practice of distributing or providing access to digital media, such as computer programs, multimedia (audio, images and video), documents or electronic books.

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Flexi disc

The flexi disc (also known as a phonosheet or Soundsheet, a trademark) is a phonograph record made of a thin, flexible vinyl sheet with a molded-in spiral stylus groove, and is designed to be playable on a normal phonograph turntable.

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Gnarls Barkley

Gnarls Barkley is an American soul music duo, composed of music producer Brian Joseph Burton (known professionally as Danger Mouse) and singer-songwriter Thomas DeCarlo Callaway (known professionally as CeeLo Green).

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Gramophone record

A gramophone record (phonograph record in American English) or vinyl record, commonly known as a "record", is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat polyvinyl chloride (previously shellac) disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove.

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Internet

The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link billions of devices worldwide.

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LaserDisc

LaserDisc (LD) is a home video format and the first commercial optical disc storage medium, initially licensed, sold, and marketed as MCA DiscoVision (also known as simply "DiscoVision") in North America in 1978.

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Lead single

A lead single is usually the first single to be released from a studio album, by a musician or a band, before the album itself is released.

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Like a Rolling Stone

"Like a Rolling Stone" is a 1965 song by the American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.

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List of best-selling singles

According to Guinness World Records, "White Christmas" (1942) by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single worldwide, with estimated sales of over 50 million copies.

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LP record

The LP (Long Play), or rpm microgroove vinyl record, is a format for phonograph (gramophone) records, an analog sound storage medium.

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Mashup (music)

A mashup (also mesh, mash up, mash-up, blend, bootleg and bastard pop/rock) is a song or composition created by blending two or more pre-recorded songs, usually by overlaying the vocal track of one song seamlessly over the instrumental track of another.

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Monaural

Monaural or monophonic sound reproduction (often shortened to mono) is intended to be heard as if it were a single channel of sound perceived as coming from one position (unlike stereo, which uses two channels to convey the impression of sound coming from different places from left, middle, and right).

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Music

Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence.

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Music download

A music download is the digital transfer of music via the Internet into a device capable of decoding and playing it, such as a home computer, MP3 player or Smart Phone.

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Music video

A music video or song video is a short film integrating a song and imagery, produced for promotional or artistic purposes.

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Music Week

Music Week is a trade paper for the UK record industry.

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Napster

Napster was the name given to two music-focused online services.

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Nightclub

A nightclub (also known as a discothèque, disco, dance club or club) is an entertainment venue which usually operates late into the night.

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Phonograph

The phonograph is a device invented in 1877 for the mechanical recording and reproduction of sound.

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Phonograph cylinder

Phonograph cylinders are the earliest commercial medium for recording and reproducing sound.

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Popular music

The term popular music belongs to any of a number of musical genres "having wide appeal" and typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.

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Poster

A poster is any piece of printed paper designed to be attached to a wall or vertical surface.

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Preadolescence

Preadolescence is a stage of human development following early childhood and preceding adolescence.

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Promotional recording

A promotional recording, or promo, is an audio or video recording distributed for free, usually in order to promote a recording that is or soon will be commercially available.

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Radio programming

Radio programming is the broadcast programming of a radio format or content that is organized for commercial broadcasting and public broadcasting radio stations.

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RCA

RCA Corporation, founded as the Radio Corporation of America, was an American electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986.

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Record chart

A record chart is a ranking of recorded music according to popularity during a given period of time.

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Release (music)

In the music industry, a release usually is a creative output from an artist, available for sale or distribution; a broad term covering the many different formats music can be released in, and different forms of pieces (singles, albums, extended plays, etc.). The word can also refer to the event at which an album or single is first offered for sale in record stores.

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Remix

A remix is a piece of media which has been altered from its original state by adding, removing, and/or changing pieces of the item.

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Reuters

Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in Canary Wharf, London, England, United Kingdom and a division of Thomson Reuters.

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Revolutions per minute

Revolutions per minute (abbreviated rpm, RPM, rev/min, r/min) is a measure of the frequency of rotation, specifically the number of rotations around a fixed axis in one minute.

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Ringtone

A ringtone or ring tone is the sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call or text message.

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Rock music

Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Shellac

Shellac is a resin secreted by the female lac bug, on trees in the forests of India and Thailand.

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Sony BMG

Sony BMG Music Entertainment was a record music company, which was a 50–50 joint venture between the Sony Corporation of America and Bertelsmann AG.

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Sound recording and reproduction

Sound recording and reproduction is an electrical or mechanical inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music, or sound effects.

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Stereophonic sound

Stereophonic sound or, more commonly, stereo, is a method of sound reproduction that creates an illusion of multi-directional audible perspective.

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Streaming media

Streaming media is multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider.

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Television program

A television program is a segment of content intended for broadcast on television, other than a commercial, channel ident, trailer, or any other segment of content not serving as attraction for viewership.

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Top 40

Top 40 is a music industry shorthand for the currently most-popular songs in a particular genre.

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UK Singles Chart

The UK Singles Chart (titled Official Singles Chart) is compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC), on behalf of the British record industry, listing the top-selling single recordings in the United Kingdom, based upon combined record sales and download numbers, and from the week ending Saturday 5 July 2014, also includes streaming data.

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Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group, Inc. (UMG Recordings, Inc., abbreviated as UMG) is an American worldwide music corporation that operates as a subsidiary of Paris-based French media conglomerate Vivendi.

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12-inch single

The 12-inch single (often simply called 12") is a type of gramophone record that has wider groove spacing and shorter playing time compared to typical LPs.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_(music)

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