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A&M Records was an American record label owned by Universal Music Group.
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Aimee Mann (born September 8, 1960) is an American rock singer, singer-songwriter, bassist and guitarist.
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Ani DiFranco (born Angela Maria DiFranco; September 23, 1970) is an American singer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, poet and songwriter.
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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.
Atlantic Records (also still historically known as Atlantic Recording Corporation) is a major American record label best known for its numerous recordings of rhythm and blues, rock and roll, jazz, and hip hop.
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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.
BitTorrent is a protocol for the practice of peer-to-peer file sharing that is used to distribute large amounts of data over the Internet.
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Black Flag is an American hardcore punk band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California.
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A conglomerate is a combination of two or more corporations engaged in entirely different businesses that fall under one corporate group, usually involving a parent company and many subsidiaries.
Copyright is a legal right created by the law of a country that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights for its use and distribution.
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A corporate group or group of companies is a collection of parent and subsidiary corporations that function as a single economic entity through a common source of control.
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Direct-to-Fan is a business model used by independent musicians, independent music labels, music marketing professionals, promoters, and others in the music industry.
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Dischord Records is a Washington, D.C.-based independent record label specializing in the independent punk music of the D.C.-area music scene.
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Product distribution (or place) is one of the four elements of the marketing mix.
In finance and economics, divestment or divestiture is the reduction of some kind of asset for financial, ethical, or political objectives or sale of an existing business by a firm.
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DIY ethic refers to the ethic of self-sufficiency through completing tasks without the aid of a paid expert.
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Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music.
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Efraym Elliott Yamin (born July 20, 1978) is an American singer known for his hit single "Wait for You" and placing third on the fifth season of American Idol.
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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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Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, director, and film producer.
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Free software, software libre, or libre software is computer software that gives users the freedom to run the software for any purpose as well as to study, change, and distribute the software and the adapted versions.
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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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Herbert "Herb" Alpert (born March 31, 1935) is an American musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, or TJB.
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A holding company is a company that owns other companies' outstanding stock.
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Ian Thomas Garner MacKaye (born April 16, 1962) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, musician, label owner, and producer.
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An imprint of a publisher is a trade name under which a work is published.
In Rainbows is the seventh studio album by the English alternative rock band Radiohead.
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Independent music (often shortened to indie music or indie) is music produced independently from major commercial record labels or their subsidiaries, a process that may include an autonomous, do-it-yourself approach to recording and publishing.
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An independent record label or indie record label is a record label that operates without the funding of or outside major record labels.
Island Records is a major British record label that operates as a division of Universal Music Group.
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Linux (pronounced or, less frequently) is a Unix-like and mostly POSIX-compliant computer operating system (OS) assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution.
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Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.
Jermaine Coleman, better known by his stage name Maino, aka KOB King of Brooklyn, is an American hip hop recording artist from Brooklyn, New York City, New York.
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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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Maverick Recording Company was an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, operated and distributed through Warner Bros. Records.
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Mergers and acquisitions are both aspects of strategic management, corporate finance and management dealing with the buying, selling, dividing and combining of different companies and similar entities that can help an enterprise grow rapidly in its sector or location of origin, or a new field or new location, without creating a subsidiary, other child entity or using a joint venture.
A multinational corporation (MNC) or multinational enterprise is an organization that owns or controls production of goods or services in one or more countries other than their home country.
The music industry consists of the companies and individuals that make money by creating and selling music.
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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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MusicBrainz is a project that aims to create an open content music database.
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A netlabel (also online label, web label, digi label, MP3 label or download label) is a record label that distributes its music through digital audio formats (such as MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, or WAV) over the Internet.
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Nine Inch Nails (abbreviated NIN; stylized as NIИ) is an American industrial rock band, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Nothing Records was an American record label, specializing in industrial rock and electronic music, founded by John Malm Jr. and Trent Reznor in 1992.
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In production and development, open source as a development model promotes a universal access via a free license to a product's design or blueprint, and universal redistribution of that design or blueprint, including subsequent improvements to it by anyone.
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Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004.
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Pay what you want (or PWYW) is a pricing strategy where buyers pay their desired amount for a given commodity, sometimes including zero.
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PayPal Holdings, Inc. is an American company operating a worldwide online payments system.
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Phonogram Inc. was started in 1962 as a unit of the Grammophon-Philips Group (GPG), a joint venture of Philips N.V. of the Netherlands and Siemens A.G. of Germany.
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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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Prince Roger Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known by his mononym Prince, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor.
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Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, The S1W group, Khari Wynn and DJ Lord.
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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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Punk rock (or simply punk) is a rock music genre that developed between 1974 and 1976 in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
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Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985.
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RCA Corporation, founded as the Radio Corporation of America, was an American electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986.
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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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Reprise Records is a major American record label, founded in 1960 by Frank Sinatra.
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Righteous Babe Records is an American independent record label.
James Roger McGuinn (born James Joseph McGuinn III on July 13, 1942) known professionally as Roger McGuinn and previously as Jim McGuinn, is an American musician.
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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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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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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.
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.
SST Records is an American independent record label formed in 1978 in Long Beach, California by musician Greg Ginn.
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In promotion and of advertising, a testimonial or show consists of a person's written or spoken statement extolling the virtue of a product.
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The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964.
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The Cooper Temple Clause were an English alternative rock band, formed in Wokingham, Berkshire in 1998.
Michael Trent Reznor (born May 17, 1965), known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer.
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"Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)" — often abbreviated to "Turn! Turn! Turn!" — is a song written by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s.
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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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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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White label records are vinyl records with plain white labels attached.
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