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The music industry consists of the companies and individuals that make money by creating and selling music. [1]

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Academy of Country Music

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California as the Country & Western Music Academy.

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Ad hoc

Ad hoc is a Latin phrase meaning "for this".

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Advance payment

An advance payment, or simply an advance, is the part of a contractually due sum that is paid or received in advance for goods or services, while the balance included in the invoice will only follow the delivery.

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American Association of Independent Music

The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) is a trade association that represents independent record labels in the United States.

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American Federation of Musicians

The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM/AFofM) is a labor union that represents professional musicians in the United States and Canada.

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American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) was a performers' union that represented a wide variety of talent, including actors in radio and television, radio and television announcers and newspersons, singers and recording artists (both royalty artists and background singers), promo and voice-over announcers and other performers in commercials, stunt persons and specialty acts—as the organization itself publicly stated, "AFTRA's membership includes an array of talent".

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American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is an American not-for-profit performance-rights organization (PRO) that protects its members' musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast or live performance, and compensating them accordingly.

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Andrew Orlowski

Andrew Orlowski (born 1966) is a British columnist, investigative journalist and the executive editor of the IT news and opinion website The Register.

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Antoine Brumel

Antoine Brumel (c. 1460 – 1512 or 1513) was a French composer.

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Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. (commonly known as Apple) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

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Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers

The Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers (Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas, CAPIF) is an Argentine organization member of the IFPI, which represents the music industry in the country.

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Aristocracy (class)

Aristocrats is a broad term that usually refers to people that a particular social order considered the highest social class of that society.

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In music, an arrangement is a musical reconceptualization of a previously composed work.

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Artists and repertoire

Artists and repertoire (A&R) is the division of a record label or music publishing company that is responsible for talent scouting and overseeing the artistic development of recording artists and/or songwriters.

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Asosiasi Industri Rekaman Indonesia

Asosiasi Industri Rekaman Indonesia (ASIRI) (English: Recording Industry Association of Indonesia) is a trust that represents the recording industry interests in Indonesia.

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Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos

The Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos (ABPD) (English: Brazilian Association of Record Producers) is an official representative body of the record labels in the Brazilian phonographic market.

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Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa

The Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa (AFP) is the only recording industry association in Portugal.

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Association of Independent Music

The Association of Independent Music (commonly known as AIM) is a non-profit trade body established in 1998 by UK independent record labels to represent the independent record sector, which constitutes approximately 25% of the UK market.

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Audio engineer

An audio engineer is concerned with the recording, manipulation, mixing and reproduction of sound.

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Australia (colloquially), officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands.

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Australian Recording Industry Association

The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is a trade group representing the Australian recording industry which was established in 1983 by six major record companies, EMI, Festival, CBS, RCA, WEA and Universal replacing the Association of Australian Record Manufacturers (AARM) which was formed in 1956.

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Austria (Österreich), officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.5 million people in Central Europe.

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Belgium (België; Belgique; Belgien), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe.

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Bertelsmann Music Group

Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) was a division of Bertelsmann before its completion of sale of the majority of its assets to Japan's Sony Corporation of America on October 1, 2008.

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Best Buy

Best Buy Co., Inc. is an American multinational consumer electronics corporation headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota, a Minneapolis suburb.

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Big-box store

A big-box store (also supercenter, superstore, or megastore) is a physically large retail establishment, usually part of a chain.

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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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Billboard Hot 100

The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for singles, published weekly by Billboard magazine.

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Blackface is a form of theatrical makeup used by performers to represent a black person.

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A bodyguard (or close protection officer) is a type of security guard or government agent who protects a person or people — usually public, wealthy, or politically important figures — from danger: generally theft, assault, kidnapping, assassination, harassment, loss of confidential information, threats, or other criminal offences.

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A brand (or marque for car model) is a name, term, design, symbol or other feature that distinguishes one seller's product from those of others.

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Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

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British Phonographic Industry

The BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) Limited, commonly known as the British Phonographic Industry or BPI, is the British recorded music industry's trade association.

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Broadcast Music, Inc.

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is one of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC.

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Business manager

A business manager is a person who drives the work of others in order to run a major business efficiently and make a large profit.

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Business model

A business model is an "abstract representation of an organization, be it conceptual, textual, and/or graphical, of all core interrelated architectural, co-operational, and financial arrangements designed and developed by an organization presently and in the future, as well as all core products and/or services the organization offers, or will offer, based on these arrangements that are needed to achieve its strategic goals and objectives."Al-Debei, M. M., El-Haddadeh, R., & Avison, D. (2008).

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Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the northern part of the continent of North America.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state in East Asia.

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Classical music

Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western music, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.

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CNET (stylized as c|net) is an American media website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts and videos on technology and consumer electronics globally.

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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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A composer (Latin ''com''+''ponere'', literally "one who puts together") is a person who creates music.

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A concert is a live performance of music in front of an audience.

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Constanze Mozart

Maria Constanze Mozart (née Weber) (5 January 1762 – 6 March 1842) was the wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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Consumer electronics

Consumer electronics are electronic equipment intended for everyday use, most often in entertainment, communications and office productivity.

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Country Music Association

The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Creative Artists Agency

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is a talent and sports agency headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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Death of the album

Death of the album is a phrase used to describe the perceived decline of a traditional album in the 21st century, sometimes attributed to internet sharing and downloading, and the changing expectations of music listeners.

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Decca Records

Decca Records began as a British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis.

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Deezer is a web-based music streaming service.

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Disruptive innovation

A disruptive innovation is an innovation that helps create a new market and value network, and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network (over a few years or decades), displacing an earlier technology.

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Distribution (business)

Product distribution (or place) is one of the four elements of the marketing mix.

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Distribution deal

A distribution deal is a legal agreement between one party and another, to handle distribution of a product.

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DIY ethic

DIY ethic refers to the ethic of self-sufficiency through completing tasks without the aid of a paid expert.

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EMI Group Limited, also known as EMI Music or simply EMI, was a British multinational music recording and publishing company, and electronics device and systems manufacturing company, headquartered in London, England.

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EMI Music Publishing

EMI Music Publishing Ltd. is a multinational music publishing company headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

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Entertainment law

Entertainment law (or media law) is legal services to the entertainment industry.

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Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana

The Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana (FIMI) (Italian Music Industry Federation) is an umbrella organization that keeps track of virtually all aspects of the music recording industry in Italy.

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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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A film, also called a movie, motion picture or photoplay, is a series of still images which, when shown on a screen, creates the illusion of moving images due to the phi phenomenon.

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First-sale doctrine

The first-sale doctrine is a legal concept playing an important role in U.S. copyright and trademark law by limiting certain rights of a copyright or trademark owner.

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Folk music

Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.

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Forbes is an American business magazine owned by Forbes, Inc.

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Forrester Research

Forrester Research is an independent technology and market research company that provides advice on existing and potential impact of technology, to its clients and the public.

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France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories.

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Frozen (soundtrack)

Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack to the 2013 Disney animated film, Frozen.

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GEMA (German organization)

The Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte (GEMA; Society for musical performing and mechanical reproduction rights) is a state-authorized collecting society and performance rights organization based in Germany, with administrative offices in Berlin and Munich.

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Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe.

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A ghostwriter is a writer who authors books, manuscripts, screenplays, scripts, articles, blog posts, stories, reports, whitepapers, or other texts that are officially credited to another person.

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GNU Free Documentation License

The GNU Free Documentation License (GNU FDL or simply GFDL) is a copyleft license for free documentation, designed by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) for the GNU Project.

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Gramophone Company

The Gramophone Company, based in the United Kingdom, was one of the early recording companies, and was the parent organisation for the famous "His Master's Voice" (HMV) label.

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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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Great Depression

The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the 1930s.

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Guitar technician

A guitar technician (or 'guitar tech') is a member of a music ensemble's road crew who maintains and sets up the musical equipment for one or more guitarists during a concert tour.

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Hardcore punk

Hardcore punk (usually referred to simply as hardcore) is a punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late 1970s.

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Harry Fox Agency

The Harry Fox Agency (HFA) is a provider of rights management and collector and distributor of mechanical license fees on behalf of music publishers in the United States.

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Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

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Health insurance

Health insurance is insurance against the risk of incurring medical expenses among individuals.

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History of music publishing

Music publishing is the process of producing and disseminating printed musical scores while ensuring that the composer receives credit and royalties (where applicable).

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Home recording

Home recording is the practice of sound recording in a private home, rather than in a professional recording studio.

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Independent record label

An independent record label or indie record label is a record label that operates without the funding of or outside major record labels.

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India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia.

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Indian Music Industry

The Indian Music Industry (IMI) is a trust that represents the recording industry distributors in India.

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International Federation of the Phonographic Industry

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is the organisation that represents the interests of the recording industry worldwide.

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Internet radio

Internet radio (also web radio, net radio, streaming radio, e-radio, online radio, webcasting) is an audio service transmitted via the Internet.

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Irish Recorded Music Association

Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) is the Irish record industry association.

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Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.

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ITunes Radio

iTunes Radio is an Internet radio service by Apple Inc. that lets users listen to automatically generated playlists based on direct input as well as collected data on music preferences.

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ITunes Store

The iTunes Store, originally the iTunes Music Store, is a software-based online digital media store operated by Apple Inc. It opened on April 28, 2003, and has been the largest music vendor in the United States since April 2008, and the largest music vendor in the world since February 2010.

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Janis Ian

Janis Ian (born Janis Eddy Fink; April 7, 1951) is a singer-songwriter who was mostly active in the 1960s and 1970s; her most successful song At Seventeen, was released as a single from her 1975 album Between the Lines which reached number 1 on the Billboard chart.

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Japan (日本 Nippon or Nihon; formally or Nihon-koku, "State of Japan") is an island country in East Asia.

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Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (1398 – February 3, 1468) was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe.

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Josquin des Prez

Josquin des Prez (– 27 August 1521), often referred to simply as Josquin, was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance.

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Kickstarter is a benefit corporation based in the United States, which has built a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity.

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Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences

The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (or the Latin Recording Academy), is a multinational membership-based association composed of music industry professionals, musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other creative and technical recording professionals.

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The verb license or grant license means to give permission.

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List of best-selling music artists

The best-selling music artists include artists with claims of 75 million or more record sales.

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List of record labels

*For lists of record labels, see.

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Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment is an American entertainment company, formed from the merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times, commonly referred to as the Times, is a paid daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881.

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Manhattan is the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City.

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Manufacturing is the production of merchandise for use or sale using labour and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation.

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Marketing is about communicating the value of a product, service or brand to customers or consumers for the purpose of promoting or selling that product, service, or brand.

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Mastering engineer

A mastering engineer is a person skilled in the practice of taking audio (typically musical content) that has been previously mixed in either the analog or digital domain as mono, stereo, or multichannel formats and preparing it for use in distribution, whether by physical media such as a CD, vinyl record, or as some method of streaming audio.

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MCA Records

MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc., which later gave way to the larger MCA Music Entertainment Group (now Universal Music Group), of which MCA Records was still part.

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Mexico (México), officially the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos), is a federal republic in North America.

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Midem is the acronym for Marché International du Disque et de l'Edition Musicale, which is organised annually in and around the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes, France.

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Minstrel show

The minstrel show, or minstrelsy, was a US form of entertainment developed in the 19th century of comic skits, variety acts, dancing, and music, performed by white people in blackface or, especially after the U.S. Civil War, by black people.

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MIT Sloan School of Management

The MIT Sloan School of Management (also known as MIT Sloan or Sloan) is the business school of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

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Mixing engineer

A mix engineer or mixing engineer is a person responsible for combining ("mixing") the different sonic elements of a piece of recorded music (vocals, instruments, effects etc.) into a final version of a song (also known as "final mix" or "mixdown").

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MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III, more commonly referred to as MP3, is an audio coding format for digital audio which uses a form of lossy data compression.

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MP3 Newswire

Founded in 1998, the same year as MP3.com, MP3 Newswire is the oldest active news site devoted to digital media technology.

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

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Music artist (occupation)

A music artist (commonly referred to as recording artist) is a musician who records and releases music, often professionally, through a record label or independently.

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Music Business Association

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) (originally established as the National Association of Recording Merchandisers) is a United States not-for-profit trade association based in Marlton, New Jersey that seeks to advance and promote music commerce, whether physical, digital, mobile, or more.

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Music Canada

Music Canada is a Toronto-based, non-profit trade organization that was founded 9 April 1963 to represent the interests of companies that record, manufacture, produce, promote and distribute music in Canada.

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Music community

A music community is a group of people involved in a given type of music.

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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 industry of East Asia

The music industry of East Asia, a region that includes China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, and Japan, is a rapidly growing economic sector that is home to some of the world's largest music markets.

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Music publisher (popular music)

In the music industry, a music publisher (or publishing company) is responsible for ensuring the songwriters and composers receive payment when their compositions are used commercially.

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Music venue

A music venue is any location used for a concert or musical performance.

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Musical composition

Musical composition can refer to an original piece of music, the structure of a musical piece, or the process of creating a new piece of music.

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Musical instrument

A musical instrument is an instrument created or adapted to make musical sounds.

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Musicians' Union (UK)

The Musicians' Union (MU) is an organisation which represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the British music business.

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Muzak (brand)

Muzak is a brand of background music delivered to retail stores and other establishments.

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

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National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

The Recording Academy, also known as The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), is a U.S. organization of musicians, producers, recording engineers and other recording professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for music and its makers.

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National Music Publishers Association

The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) is a trade association for the American music publishing industry.

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The Netherlands (Nederland) is the main "constituent country" (land) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Nielsen SoundScan

Nielsen SoundScan is an information and sales tracking system created by Mike Fine and Mike Shalett.

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Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk)), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus Jan Mayen and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.

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Online music store

An online music store is an online business which sells audio files, usually music, on a per-song and/or subscription basis.

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Open Music Model

The Open Music Model is an economic and technological framework for the recording industry based on research conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Ottaviano Petrucci

Ottaviano Petrucci (born in Fossombrone on 18 June 1466 – died on 7 May 1539 in Venice), was an Italian printer.

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Pandora Radio

Pandora Internet Radio (also known as Pandora Radio or simply Pandora) is a music streaming and automated music recommendation service powered by the Music Genome Project.

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Pathé or Pathé Frères (styled as PATHÉ!) is the name of various French businesses that were founded and originally run by the Pathé Brothers of France starting in 1896.

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Patronage is the support, encouragement, privilege, or financial aid that an organization or individual bestows to another.

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Peer-to-peer (P2P) computing or networking is a distributed application architecture that partitions tasks or work loads between peers.

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Performance rights organisation

A performance rights organisation (PRO), also known as a performing rights society, provides intermediary functions, particularly collection of royalties, between copyright holders and parties who wish to use copyrighted works publicly in locations such as shopping and dining venues.

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Philippine Association of the Record Industry

The Philippine Association of the Record Industry (Filipino: Kapisanan ng Industriya ng Plaka ng Pilipinas, abbreviated as PARI) is a non-profit and private trade organization, that represents the recording industry distributors in the Philippines.

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

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PolyGram was the name of the major label recording company started by Philips and Siemens as a holding company for their music interests in 1979.

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Product (business)

In marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a market that might satisfy a want or need.

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Promoter (entertainment)

An entertainment promoter in industries like music, wrestling, and sports is a person or company in the business of marketing and promoting live events such as concerts/gigs, sports events, professional wrestling (wrestling events), festivals, raves, and nightclubs.

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In the abstract, property is that which belongs to or with something, whether as an attribute or as a component of said thing.

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PRS for Music

PRS for Music Limited (formerly The MCPS-PRS Alliance Limited) is a UK copyright collection society and performance rights organisation undertaking collective rights management for musical works.

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Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of literature, music, or information — the activity of making information available to the general public.

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Publishing contract

A publishing contract is a legal contract between a publisher and a writer or author (or more than one), to publish written material by the writer(s) or author(s).

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Radio broadcasting

Radio broadcasting is a one-way wireless transmission over radio waves intended to reach a wide audience.

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Radio promotion

Radio promotion is the division of a record company which is charged with placing songs on the radio.

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Record label

A record label is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos.

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Record producer

A record producer is an individual working within the music industry, whose job is to oversee and manage the recording (i.e. "production") of an artist's music.

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Recorded Music NZ

Recorded Music NZ (formerly Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ)) is a non-profit trade association of record producers, distributors and recording artists who sell music in New Zealand.

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Recording Artists' Coalition

The Recording Artists' Coalition (RAC) is an American music industry organization that represents recording artists, and attempts to defend their rights and interests.

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Recording contract

A recording contract (commonly called a record deal) is a legal agreement between a record label and a recording artist (or group), where the artist makes a record (or series of records) for the label to sell and promote.

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Recording Industry Association of America

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States.

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Recording Industry Association of Japan

The is an industry trade group composed of Japanese corporations involved in the music industry.

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Recording Industry of South Africa

The Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA) is a trade association that represents the collective interests of producers of music sound recordings, major and independent record labels in South Africa.

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Recording studio

A recording studio is a facility for sound recording and mixing.

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A religion is an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence.

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Retail is the process of selling consumer goods and/or services to customers through multiple channels of distribution to earn a profit.

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In business, revenue (net sales) is the income that a company receives from its normal business activities, usually from the sale of goods and services to customers.

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Rhapsody (online music service)

Rhapsody is an online music store subscription service based in Seattle, Washington.

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Road crew

The road crew (or roadies) are the technicians or support personnel who travel with a band on tour, usually in sleeper buses, and handle every part of the concert productions except actually performing the music with the musicians.

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Robbie Williams

Robert Peter "Robbie" Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer, songwriter, and actor.

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Rock and roll

Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s,Jim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992), ISBN 0-571-12939-0.

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A royalty is a payment made by one party (the "licensee") to another that owns a particular asset (the "licensor") for the right to ongoing use of that asset.

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Satellite radio

Satellite radio is a radio broadcasting service from satellites.

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SESAC, originally the "Society of European Stage Authors and Composers" is a performing rights organization (P.R.O.) in the United States.

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Session musician

Session musicians are instrumental and vocal performers who are available to work with others at live performances or recording sessions.

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Sheet music

Sheet music is a handwritten or printed form of music notation that uses modern musical symbols.

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Shuman Ghosemajumder

Shuman Ghosemajumder (born 1974) is a Canadian technologist, entrepreneur, and author.

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Social media

Social media are computer-mediated tools that allow people to create, share or exchange information, ideas, and pictures/videos in virtual communities and networks.

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A songwriter is an individual who writes songs and can also be called a composer.

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, commonly referred to as Sony, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

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Sony Music Entertainment

Sony Music Entertainment (sometimes known plainly as Sony Music or by the initials, SME) is an American music corporation managed and operated by Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Sony Corporation.

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Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Sony/ATV Music Publishing is the largest music publishing company in the world and is co-owned by Sony and The Estate of Michael Jackson.

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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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SoundExchange is a non-profit performance rights organization that collects and distributes royalties on the behalf of sound recording copyright owners (SRCOs — record labels, generally) and featured artists for non-interactive digital transmissions, including satellite, Internet radio, and cable television music channels.

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South Korea

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (lit. The Republic of Great Han; ROK), and commonly referred to as Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

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Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe.

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Spotify is a Swedish commercial music streaming, podcast and video service that provides digital rights management-restricted content from record labels and media companies including BBC, Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, and Universal.

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Stage lighting

Stage lighting is the craft of lighting as it applies to the production of theatre, dance, opera and other performance arts.

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Studio recording

The term studio recording means any recording made in a studio, as opposed to a live recording, which is usually made in a concert venue or a theatre, with an audience attending the performance.

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Sweden (Sverige), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.

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Switzerland (Schweiz;Swiss Standard German spelling and pronunciation. The Swiss German name is sometimes spelled as Schwyz or Schwiiz. Schwyz is also the standard German (and international) name of one of the Swiss cantons. Suisse; Svizzera; Svizra or),The latter is the common Sursilvan pronunciation.

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Synchronization rights

A music synchronization license, or "sync" for short, is a license granted by the holder of the copyright of a particular composition, allowing the licensee to synchronize ("sync") music with some kind of visual media output (film, television shows, advertisements, video games, accompanying website music, movie trailers, etc.).

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Talent agent

A talent agent, or booking agent, is a person who finds jobs for actors, authors, film directors, musicians, models, film producers, professional athletes, writers, screenwriters, broadcast journalists, and other people in various entertainment or broadcast businesses.

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Talent manager

A talent manager, also known as an artist manager, band manager or music manager, is an individual or company who guides the professional career of artists in the entertainment industry.

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A television, commonly referred to as TV, telly or the tube, is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting sound with moving images in monochrome (black-and-white), colour, or in three dimensions.

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The Economist

The Economist is an English-language weekly newspaper owned by the Economist Group and edited in offices in London.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.

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The Register

The Register (nicknamed El Reg or The Reg) is a British technology news and opinion website co-founded in 1994 by Mike Magee, John Lettice and Ross Alderson.

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Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. is an American ticket sales (primary ticket outlet) and distribution company based in West Hollywood, California, with operations in many countries around the world.

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Tin Pan Alley

Tin Pan Alley is the name given to the collection of New York City music publishers and songwriters who dominated the popular music of the United States in the late 19th century and early 20th century.

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Tour manager

A tour manager (or concert tour manager) is the person who helps to organize the administration for a schedule of appearances of a musical group (band) or artist at a sequence of venues (a concert tour).

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Tower Records

Tower Records was a retail music chain based in Sacramento, California.

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an agency of the United States federal government.

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Union of Authors and Performers

Union of Authors and Performers, or rather Zväz autorov a interprétov populárnej hudby (ZAI), is a Slovak not-for-profit trade organization that works to increase brand recognition of the local music scene and its artists.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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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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USA Today

USA Today is a national American daily middle-market newspaper published by the Gannett Company.

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Venice (Venezia; alternative obsolete form: Vinegia; Venetian: Venèxia; Venetiae; Benetke) is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges.

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Victor Talking Machine Company

See The Victor Talking Machine Company was an American flagship record company headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.

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Vocal coach

A vocal coach (also known as voice coach) is a music teacher who instructs singers on how to improve their singing technique, take care of and develop their voice, and prepare for the performance of a song or other work.

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., d.b.a. Walmart, is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of discount department stores and warehouse stores.

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Warner Music Group

Warner Music Group (WMG), also known as Warner Music, is an American major global record company headquartered in New York City.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (English see fn.; 27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era.

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Work for hire

A work made for hire (sometimes abbreviated as work for hire or WFH) is a work created by an employee as part of his or her job, or some limited types of works where all parties agree in writing to the WFH designation.

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YouTube is a video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States.

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1989 (Taylor Swift album)

1989 is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift.

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360 deal

In the music industry, a 360 deal is a business relationship between an artist and a music industry company.

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