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  Record label - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name derives from the paper label at the center of a gramophone record (what is also known as a "phonograph record" in American English).
Most major record labels are owned by a few large multinational companies (Big Four record labels) that make up the almost all of the global recording industry, although there is a recent resurgence in independent record labels.
Such labels have a reputation for being fiercely uncompromising and especially unwilling to cooperate with the Big Five record labels at all.
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 Labels Strike Back vs Indies Salon 8-7-02
Record and radio insiders report that several major record companies have quietly introduced new payment schemes for the influential middlemen known as independent promoters, or indies, who peddle songs to radio.
Today, labels are attempting a more nuanced offensive against the indies, such as introducing airplay guidelines, as RCA and Atlantic have done.
In March, Salon reported that the major labels, under the auspices of the Recording Industry Association of America, were joining forces to draft proposed new rules governing indie promotion and present them to the Federal Communications Commission.
www.msb.edu /faculty/homak/HomaHelpSite/WebHelp/Labels_Strike_Back_vs_Indies_Salon_8-7-02.htm   (1111 words)

 Record label -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The name derives from the paper label at the center of a (Click link for more info and facts about gramophone record) gramophone record (what is also known as a "phonograph record" in American English).
Such labels have a reputation for being fiercely uncompromising and especially unwilling to cooperate with the (Click link for more info and facts about Big Five record labels) Big Five record labels at all.
Depending on the ideals of the net label, music files from the artists may be downloaded free of charge or for a fee that is paid via (Click link for more info and facts about paypal) paypal or an online payment system.
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 Local 802 News - Publications & Press Releases
In the record industry [this] is more difficult to see, because not only is it difficult to find out just how indie labels are connected to the majors, but the collective representation of the indies as anti-establishment blurs their role as non-union subcontractors.
In a typical "major label" recording deal, royalty artists don't make a dime until their album sells over 500,000 units, because they have to repay the record company - out of royalties they make from the sale of their album - for all their recording costs.
First, the major label will create a spin-off label and send it through both the major and independent distribution networks, with the new label referring to itself as an indie, even though the imprint label is entirely owned by the major.
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 List of record labels - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The following is a partial list of record labels, both past and present.
From a business perspective, many present labels are part of the "Big Four" record companies which hold over 75% of the market share ($25 billion market).
Separate lists of independent labels are also available.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Big_Five_record_labels   (189 words)

 No olive branch for Napster: ZDNet Australia: News: Business   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Napster and the Big Five record labels are headed back to court after a month of court-sanctioned settlement talks closed without agreement.
Patel will now likely move ahead with those orders as she looks at whether the labels should be granted summary judgment or a win in the case without going to a full trial.
Napster has been negotiating with each of the Big Five record labels, hoping both for an end to the lawsuit, which closed its original file-swapping service, and for the rights to distribute major-label content through its new subscription service.
www.zdnet.com.au /news/business/print.htm?TYPE=story&AT=20263595-39023166t-10000004c   (566 words)

 Net4TV Voice: Napster's Billion-Dollar
Payoff: Is it Enough?
The Recording Industry Association of America, on behalf of five major record labels, brought suit against Napster charging the company with mass copyright violations for allowing users to download copies of files of recorded music by popular artists.
Executives from the big five record labels, EMI, Warner Music, Vivendi Universal, Sony and Bertelsmann Music Group, who are involved in the RIAA lawsuit, are against Napster, are less than impressed.
The promised payout is, according to some analysts, approximately what the drop-off suffered by the labels in the CD singles market caused by Napster, but doesn't address losses in the album categories.
www.net4tv.com /voice/Story.cfm?storyID=3488   (857 words)

 While labels fret, pirates getting music for a song   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Universal, the largest record label, said by the end of the summer it will make tens of thousands of tracks and albums from its library available for downloading and recording onto CDs at 99 cents for digital singles and $9.99 for downloadable albums.
It may well be that record labels will ultimately acquiesce to consumer demand by agreeing to allow online MP3 distribution of their entire catalogs under fee arrangements similar to those now used with radio stations, says Mr.
And there is growing evidence that The Big Five are resorting to a new tactic to fight file-swapping networks – sabotage.
www.dougbedell.com /filesharing02.html   (1389 words)

 IRCSpy.com : The Most Advanced IRC Search Engine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The proposal, which could finally end the days of the free lunch for millions of music fans, has been put to big US record labels at the same time as a new legitimate version of the former file-swapping giant Napster is launched in the US.
The five big record labels are yet to respond to the proposal.
Big deal, there are many other alternatives out there already, and someone is sure to come along and make an equally as easy way to share files, (Ares is the new Kazaa clone by the way) I really wish the RIAA would learn they can't win this one.
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 AOL wary of legal Napster - Printer friendly - ZDNet UK News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bertelsmann, which owns major record label BMG Entertainment, also said it would drop the record industry's ongoing infringement lawsuit against Napster once a version secure from copyright infringement is created.
Label executives may tacitly agree that Napster has captured the hearts and minds of online consumers, but they still believe the service promotes copyright piracy.
With or without Napster, getting record labels to even agree on anything would be a feat unto its own.
www.zdnet.co.uk /print?TYPE=story&AT=2084103-39020357t-10000013c   (748 words)

 Jungle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As the music business struggles to reverse its declining fortunes, the Big Five record labels could do worse than to look to a bald, unassuming, 37-year-old musician for guidance.
Starting with Play, I began to think of making records that someone can take into their home and use on an almost utilitarian level, a record that can be personal and compelling but also atmospheric and serve as a kind of soundtrack.
But obviously, the big, huge multinational corporations are still trying to hold on to these escalating profit margins that existed before the days of CD burning.
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 Wired News: Music Biz Buzzing Over ITunes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Big gaps exist even in the work of many of the artists who are represented on the store.
The labels' Byzantine licensing process is preventing Apple from offering more songs from more artists, and from bringing the store to international users.
Some big labels are even asking artists to cut exclusive tracks for Apple's store, and it probably won't be long before singles debut exclusively on iTunes, he said.
www.wired.com /news/print/0,1294,58706,00.html   (1235 words)

 Technology News: Viewpoint : Ongoing Battles with Big Music
06/09/04 8:36 AM PT The Big Five record labels write their own ticket in the U.S. and clearly plan on being able to do the same in Canada, using their immense financial and political power to pressure the Canadian government into making file sharing illegal.
The Big Five record labels write their own ticket in the U.S. and clearly plan on being able to do the same in Canada, using their immense financial and political power to pressure the Canadian government into making file sharing illegal.
And they're all supplied by the Big Five labels to whom competition is an extremely nasty word representing, as it does, a concept that terrifies them.
www.technewsworld.com /story/34337.html   (1196 words)

 Technology News: Commentary : Big Music's Climate of Terror and the Media Response
Considering that, unlike people in the United States, Canadians can share music freely online without fear of being savaged by the Big Five record labels, the CRIA finding is hard to fathom, even bearing in mind that it comes from a study commissioned by the CRIA itself.
Whether the reports appear to be for or against a particular issue, if there's an apparent slant in a given direction, it's almost certainly down to the media reporting it, said Garland, guaranteeing there's no bias on the part of the researchers and collators who put the reports together.
The recording industry has worked hard to create this climate of terror, and it's the industry's explicit agenda to want people to be dissuaded from sharing files out of fear of the consequences that will result if they're discovered.
www.technewsworld.com /story/commentary/33736.html   (1612 words)

 Jackson Wants Respect, New Label - Jun 06, 2002 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Record companies have to start treating their artists with respect, honor and financial justice," Jacko said in a statement.
Jackson is just the latest of many big-time musicians standing up for artists' rights: Courtney Love, Don Henley, the Dixie Chicks, Billy Joel and Sheryl Crow are among those currently lobbying for changes in how the Big Five record labels sign and pay their artists, claiming current contracts are unfair and overly restrictive.
They and others helped create the Recording Artists Coalition, which staged four separate benefit concerts for their cause during the week of the Grammys.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,10057,00.html?newsrellink   (580 words)

 BBC News | BUSINESS | Record labels pressure Napster
The Recording Industry Association of America was due to send the list to Napster electronically on Friday night.
The record companies are seeking to shut Napster down, accusing it of facilitating copyright infringement.
But the five largest record labels - Sony, Warner, BMG, EMI and Universal - say Napster enables over 60 million fans to swap songs for free, thus robbing them of billions in profits.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/business/newsid_1212000/1212843.stm   (378 words)

 Record label - RYKODISC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
See also Record Labels on the Web From the KZSU Radio Music Department at Stanford University.
Razor and Tie's record label is home to the latin-funk collective Yerba Buena, singer/songwriter Dar Williams, international rock trio Danko Jones,
Rykodisc is an independent record label founded in 1983 with an extensive catalog of favorites like Frank Zappa, Meat Puppets, Mickey Hart, and more.
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 Variety.com - Music labels battle former digital demons
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
And Napster, long the nemesis of the major labels, made a move to go legitlegit last month with the announcement that it will work with BMG to create a membership service that will charge users and turn part of that money over to the owners of the song's copyrights.
Listen.com, which received $50 million in funding from all five major labels in February, is currently engaged in a bidding war to buy the assets of bankrupt peer-to-peer search engine Scour.com.
www.variety.com /article/VR1117789615?categoryid=16&cs=1   (941 words)

 All "Big Five" labels, Madonna back Listen.com | CNET News.com
labels and Madonna's Maverick Records have invested undisclosed sums in Listen.com, the San Francisco-based start-up plans to announce today.
Although the labels are finally positioning their weaponry to address consumers' growing interest in building digital music collections, collectively the majors have been skittish of the MP3 format, which employs no security measures to curb piracy.
In fact, the labels' primary trade group, the Recording Industry Association of America, has filed lawsuits in the past two months against MP3.com and Napster, companies it alleges are facilitating piracy via the Net or illegally making digital copies of CDs.
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 Wired News: Hackers Boycott Hacker Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The "big five" major record labels are all founding members of SDMI.
The record labels seek to woo hackers to help them in building a program to defend copyrights against other hackers.
SDMI is depending on information it receives from hackers, Chiariglione said, and it will delay the roll-out of its technology to record labels and stereo equipment manufacturers until after the results are known.
www.wired.com /news/culture/0,1284,38958,00.html   (728 words)

 Salon.com Technology | The music revolution will not be digitized   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The dream was everywhere: Artists would use the Net to connect directly with fans and everyone would escape the tyranny of record labels and onerous contracts and overpriced CDs.
Five years after it all started, the revolution is nowhere to be seen.
The record labels, once railed against by those impertinent start-ups, now own their former enemies.
www.salon.com /tech/feature/2001/06/01/digital_music   (815 words)

 Stereophile: Done Deal: Sony BMG
Among the artists on the Sony BMG roster are big revenue generators such as Britney Spears, OutKast, and Travis Tritt, as well as back-catalog favorites such as Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, Elvis Presley, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Well-known subsidiary record labels RCA and J Records (BMG) and Epic and Columbia Records (Sony) are expected to retain some autonomy and individual identity.
EU commissioners had endured protests from hundreds of independent record labels fearing that the merger would lead to a monopoly of the European music market.
www.stereophile.com /news/080904sonybmg   (496 words)

 PCWorld.com - Is Yahoo Vying to Be a Music Portal?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Yahoo is in discussions with major music labels on the possibility of becoming a subscription-based online music distributor, according to a source familiar with the talks.
Together, the top five labels sold about 75 percent of all music recordings in the United States in 1999.
The labels have made investments in companies such as Artist Direct, Launch Media, Listen.com, and others in a bid to stay close to whichever model is popular when Web music distribution gains mass acceptance.
www.pcworld.com /news/article/0,aid,16851,00.asp   (528 words)

 Future Shock
Executives of certain Big Five major record labels, such as EMI, claim that they understand what the Internet means to their business.
But I think that the major labels are in for a big shock.
Traditionally, they also offered recording services, but this part of their empire is already suffering from the onslaught of lower-budget personal studios.
emusician.com /mag/emusic_future_shock   (562 words)

 Napster record label fiasco back in court - WebWatch - Breaking Business and Technology News at silicon.com
Record label giants out to sue Napster for illegal distribution of copyrighted music online are unwilling to settle with the controversial service because it would open up their catalogues to other smaller distributors.
Napster and the big five record labels are back in court today after spending a month attempting to negotiate a mutual agreement over distribution rights for music online.
The presiding judge, Marilyn Hall Patel, said last month during the ongoing case against Napster that she would take a close look at the big five labels' use of copyright.
networks.silicon.com /webwatch/0,39024667,11031471,00.htm   (573 words)

 IRCSpy.com : The Most Advanced IRC Search Engine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Record labels have been particularly concerned about high levels of music trading on campuses, where students often have access to fast Internet connections and little money for music purchases."
Sherman's remarks are in line with coordinated entertainment industry media policy to link ordinary people who share files through p2p networks with hard-core criminals who counterfeit and/or copy music, movie and software product expressly to re-sell it on- or offline for a profit.
The Big Five labels are focusing on US educational units as part of their overall marketing strategy to compel the younger generations - the potential new client bases - to buy 'product' from online sites supported and supplied by the music industry.
www.ircspy.com /comments.asp?mode=view&id=1225   (391 words)

 MP3.com, Sony Kiss and Make Up - Aug 23, 2000 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The deal, the fourth such settlement with one of the Big Five record labels, means the controversial online music service is close to ending its long-running legal battle with the Recording Association of America, which sued MP3.com on behalf of Sony, Warner Music, BMG Entertainment, EMI Music Group and Universal Music Group.
Universal, the only label yet to strike a deal, is scheduled to take its case against MP3.com before a U.S. District Court in New York next Monday.
By attempting to work it out, MP3.com is hoping to avoid the fate of Napster, which faced a court-ordered shutdown in July before an appeals court granted it a last-minute reprieve.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,6980,00.html   (554 words)

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