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Recording contract

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A recording contract (commonly called a record contract or 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. [1]

40 relations: Audio mastering, Bankruptcy, Bertelsmann Music Group, Capitol Records, CBC.ca, Copyright, Diana (album), Diana Ross, Distribution (marketing), Distribution deal, Donna Summer, Dunhill Records, EMI, Geffen Records, George Michael, Janet Jackson, License, Linda Ronstadt, Madonna (entertainer), Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Motown, Musician, One Woman: The Ultimate Collection, People Like Us (The Mamas & the Papas album), PolyGram, Promotion (marketing), R.E.M., RCA Records, Record label, Robbie Williams, Royalty payment, Tangibile, The Force Behind the Power, The Mamas & the Papas, The Supremes, U2, Virgin Records, Whitney Houston, 360 deal.

Audio mastering

Mastering, a form of audio post production, is the process of preparing and transferring recorded audio from a source containing the final mix to a data storage device (the master); the source from which all copies will be produced (via methods such as pressing, duplication or replication).

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Bankruptcy is a legal status of a person or other entity that cannot repay debts to creditors.

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Bertelsmann Music Group

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

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Capitol Records

Capitol Records, Inc. is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Capitol Music Group imprint.

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CBC.ca is the English-language online service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Copyright is a legal right, existing globally in many countries, that basically grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to determine and decide whether, and under what conditions, this original work may be used by others.

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Diana (album)

diana is the tenth studio solo album by American singer Diana Ross, released on May 22, 1980 by Motown Records.

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Diana Ross

Diana Ernestine Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer.

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Distribution (marketing)

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

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Distribution deal

A distribution deal (aka distribution contract or distribution agreement) is a legal agreement between one party and another, to handle distribution of a product.

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Donna Summer

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948May 17, 2012), widely known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.

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Dunhill Records

Dunhill Records was started in 1964 by Lou Adler, Al Bennett, Pierre Cossette and Bobby Roberts as Dunhill Productions to release the music of Johnny Rivers on Imperial Records.

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EMI Group Limited (originally an initialism for Electric and Musical Industries and also referred to as EMI Records Ltd.) was a British multinational conglomerate founded in March 1931 in London.

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Geffen Records

Geffen Records is an American major record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Interscope Geffen A&M Records imprint.

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George Michael

Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016), known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! He was widely known for his work in the 1980s and 1990s, including hit singles such as "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "Last Christmas", and albums such as Faith (1987) and Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 (1990).

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Janet Jackson

Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress.

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A license (American English) or licence (British English) is an official permission or permit to do, use, or own something (as well as the document of that permission or permit).

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Linda Ronstadt

Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American retired popular music singer known for singing in a wide range of genres including rock, country, jazz, light opera, and Latin.

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Madonna (entertainer)

Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.

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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969 or 1970) is an American singer and songwriter.

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Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.

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Motown is an American record company.

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A musician is a person who plays a musical instrument or is musically talented.

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One Woman: The Ultimate Collection

One Woman: The Ultimate Collection is a compilation album released by American R&B singer Diana Ross on EMI in 1993.

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People Like Us (The Mamas & the Papas album)

People Like Us is the fifth and final studio album released by The Mamas & the Papas, in November 1971 (three years after the group originally split).

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PolyGram Entertainment is a film and TV production company owned by Universal Music Group.

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Promotion (marketing)

In marketing, promotion refers to any type of marketing communication used to inform or persuade target audiences of the relative merits of a product, service, brand or issue.

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R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, that was formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe.

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RCA Records

RCA Records (formerly legally traded as the RCA Records Label) is an American record label owned by Sony Music, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

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Record label

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

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Robbie Williams

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

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Royalty payment

A royalty is a payment made by one party, the licensee or franchisee to another that owns a particular asset, the licensor or franchisor for the right to ongoing use of that asset.

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Tangibility is the attribute of being easily detectable with the senses.

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The Force Behind the Power

The Force Behind the Power is a 1991 album, released by Diana Ross on the Motown label.

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The Mamas & the Papas

The Mamas & the Papas were a Canadian-American folk rock vocal group who recorded and performed from 1965 to 1968.

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The Supremes

The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s.

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U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin formed in 1976.

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Virgin Records

Virgin Records Ltd. was a British record label founded by entrepreneurs Richard Branson, Simon Draper, Nik Powell, and musician Tom Newman in 1972.

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Whitney Houston

Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer and actress.

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360 deal

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

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recording_contract

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