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Music Industry

Research Guide

General Info

  • Musical America
    Musical America is an international directory for the performing arts. The website is divided into three sections: industry news, articles, and listings. Some content is restricted to paying subscribers.

Subject Specific Databases

Record Labels

As of 2012 there are only three major record labels - or Music Groups. A Music Group consists of music publishing companies, record (sound recording) manufacturers, record distributors, and record labels. Music Groups typically own multiple divisions and record labels due to increased consolidation within the sound recording industry in past several decades. 

The three major Music Groups are: 


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