Sunday, 28 September 2014

Music Record labels

Differences between major and independent record labels

Major record label is where they are very powerful, successful, big and have a lot of money to spend. They chose the artist they want and idolise them to how they want them to look and how they think they will best self and earn the money. they would also supply the artist with the equipment and essential stuff. Independent record label is a small label that don't have as much money as an major record label and chose's the artist due to their talent. They rely on the talent of the artist to make the label big or known. The artist would have to provide for their own for example their own equipment.

The big 3

Warner music group

Warner Music group also known as Warner music are an big American record label that is global. It was founded in 1985 and is worth about $2.87 billion. It is part of the big Three and is the third most largest global music industry. It is the largest American owned music conglomerate. It has operations in more than 50 countries world wide. The company operates some of the largest and successful record labels such as Warner bros records, Parlophone records and Atlantic records. It owns Warner chappell music which is a large music publishing company.

Universal music group

Universal music group also known as UMG recording is the worlds largest music record label in the world. It was founded in 1934. It is a French owned multinational music corporation. It is a subsidiary for Vivendi which is a conglomerate. Vivendi is an French multinational mass media and telecommunication company. UMG owns universal music publishing group which is the worlds second largest publishing record label in the world. Its headquarters is located in Santa Monica, California. It is worth $6.552 billion. UMG owns Interscope records, capital music group and Def Jam records.

Sony music entertainment

Sony Music entertainment is a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Sony corporation. It was founded in 1929 as American record corporation but in 1991 was renamed to Sony Music Entertainment (SME). It is the Seconds worlds biggest record label/ music company. It is worth $4.89 billion. Sony music entertainment owns Columbia records, RCA records and Kemosabe records.

Independent record labels

Ram Records

Ram records is an independent record label that was founded in 1992 by Andy C. It is one of the major labels specialising drum and bass. It is a multi award winning organisation. The company is known throughout clubs and is well know for its song club nights. Rams attendees tripled from 1000 to 3000 people within 2 months.

Big scary monsters recording company

Big scary monsters recording company was founded in 2002 by Kevin Douch. It is located in England, Oxford. Its genres include Alternative rock, indie rock, post rock, math rock and punk.The record label is known for its artists such as Minus the bear, Cursive, Tall ships, Kevin Devine, Pulled apart by horses and Gnarwolves. 

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