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Music Industry

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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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