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  Independent record label - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An independent record label is variously described as a record label operating without the funding (or outside the organizations) of the major record labels, and/or a label that subscribes to indie philosophies such as DIY and anti-corporate art.
Independent labels are no longer simply business entities but since the early 1980s (and exploding in the 1990s) have formed the core of the cultural indie music "scene".
Starting with the widespread piracy lawsuits of the early-2000s, non-membership in the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) (and its foreign counterparts) is increasingly seen as a prerequisite for a label to be truly independent, although this view is not universal.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Independent_record_label   (391 words)

 Record label
Most major record labels are owned by a few large multinational companies that make up the almost all of the global recording industry, although there is a recent resurgence in independent record labels.
Often the record label's decisions are correct ones from a commercial perspective, but this typically frustrates the artist who feels that their artwork is being destroyed.
Independent labels are typically artist-owned (although not always), with a focus usually on making good music and not necessarily on the business aspects of the industry or making lots of money.
www.mp3.fm /Record_label.htm   (795 words)

 Record Labels *** major and independent record labels - Songtexte   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Record labels enable artists to fully concentrate on their artwork and take care of everything else important in music business.
Independent labels can often be helpful if the produced artwork could be seen as more experimental compared to mainstream artwork.
In the end the best practice is choosing one of the record labels which one has the feeling fits best his or her vision and will contribute the most.
recordlabels.nu   (250 words)

 Independent Record Labels - Skwik - Discover best indie rock bands, free indie mp3 downloads and promote your music.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Distribution for the major labels is handled by major distributors which are wholesalers that take the records produced by the record labels and coordinate their placement into consumer retail stores.
There are many types of independent (or indie) labels, but you can think of them as falling into two broad categories: (i) indie labels which are associated with major labels, and (ii) indie labels which are truly independent and have no association with a major label.
Independent distributors typically serve only a few states, so the indie label must use several of them in order to get its records into stores across the country.
www.skwik.com /wiki/index.php?title=Independent_record_label   (793 words)

 List of independent record labels - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of record labels that are independent from the Big four record labels and typically specialize in different forms of indie rock, punk rock, alternative rock, electronic music and hip-hop, though there are also independent labels releasing jazz, world music, film soundtracks, folk, blues, avant-garde and classical.
In some circles, independent labels are referred to as RIAA safe.
b-unique - U.S. b.y records - Brussels, Belgium
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_independent_record_labels   (532 words)

Labels are commonly viewed as a means to an end, as mere conduits rather than shapers of musical culture.
Labels can confer badges of identity on their artists; this is especially true in the hip-hop world.
Labels like Playscape, Red Giant and Pi are run directly by musicians and cater to their own highly specific needs; others, like Palmetto and HiPNOTIC, have made their mark not through a specific look or sound, but rather an overarching commitment to musical diversity and grass-roots artist development.
www.newmusicbox.org /page.nmbx?id=51tp00   (1525 words)

 The Ultimate Chainsaw Records - American History Information Guide and Reference
Chainsaw Records is an independent record label devoted to Queercore bands.
This was followed by a co-release with Candy Ass Records, the double LP/CD compilation, Free To Fight and from then on Chainsaw began to release records by a variety of queer mainly women artists.
Of note is the fact that many bands have been able to put out their initial recordings on the label.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Chainsaw_Records   (210 words)

 TAXI: Major and Independent Record Labels
Creative Records, Inc: is a record label and music publisher founded in 2001 to develop and promote new artists in any style of music.
Get Real Records We are in the business of providing quality entertainment as well as offering an environment where an artist can feel comfortable about their careers and grow into their own label if they desire.
Note Records: promotes original music from professional musicians who are generally sidemen or session men with major bands, who would not normally get to record their music.
www.taxi.com /members/links-labels.html   (5796 words)

 The New York Times > Business > Record Labels Said to Be Next on Spitzer List for Scrutiny
Spitzer's office have served subpoenas on the four major record corporations - the Universal Music Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, the EMI Group and the Warner Music Group - seeking copies of contracts, billing records and other information detailing their ties to independent middlemen who pitch new songs to radio programmers in New York State.
The major record labels have paid middlemen for decades, though the practice has long been derided as a way to skirt a federal statute - known as the payola law - outlawing bribes to radio broadcasters.
The promoters then bill record labels for each new song that is played; the total tab costs the record industry tens of millions of dollars each year.
www.nytimes.com /2004/10/22/business/22music.html?ex=1256097600&en=baa61a93aa8d7d40&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland   (824 words)

 Bandlink.net: Major and Independent Record Labels - A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Adjective Records - We are a new, independent label, based in Washington, DC, focusing on experimental electronic music.
AGP Records - Independent label based in Washington, DC focusing on underground hiphop, neo-soul, rock, and funk.
Armed Records - An independent label based in Boston owned by Armand Van Helden and set up primarily as a vehicle to release his own music along with a handful of other records from house producers.
www.bandlink.net /labels/a.html   (583 words)

 Open Directory - Business: Arts and Entertainment: Music: Labels: Specialty: Rock: Heavy Metal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
God is Myth Records - Underground record label that specializes in releasing demos of fl, death and doom metal bands.
Pluto Records - Label releasing indie metal and hardcore such as American Tragedy and As I Lay Dying.
Versailles Records Inc. - Independent record label, stripped of all corporate trappings, seeking to respect and reflect the roots of every release, from music to musician, from bareknuckles rock and roll to the classic blues.
dmoz.org /Business/Arts_and_Entertainment/Music/Labels/Specialty/Rock/Heavy_Metal   (1680 words)

 Independent record label - Inside Record Labels: A Look Inside Major and Independent Record
List of record labels · List of independent UK record labels · List of electronic music record labels · List of jungle and drum n bass record labels
A small independent record label producing progressive, alternative, and hard rock albums in Houston, Texas.
The following introduction to the way major labels and independent labels setup the business of music marketing is broken down by departments.
record-label.surferfind.com /?q=record-label-independent-record-label   (270 words)

 Unearth - New Zealand Independent Record Labels
As a disclaimer of some sort, I'm involved in three labels which are listed here and also play on some of the releases, so total impartiality is not a claim that I make.
This is a list for the New Zealand "noise" band, The Dead C., and their various side projects, like Gate and A Handful of Dust.
A recently initiated semi-moderated list dedicated to the discussion of independent NZ music, focussing on the less structured side of the fence.
www.unearthing.net   (2696 words)

 FRE Records -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
FRE Records was a Toronto, Ontario based independent record label in the 1990s.
In 1996, FRE filed for bankruptcy, and many of the records that had been released on the label, including Skydiggers' Restless (one of the bestselling Canadian indie records of the 1990s), ceased to be available in record stores.
In 1999, the Skydiggers recorded a new version of Restless, titled Still Restless: The Lost Tapes, since they still could not obtain their original master tapes from the label.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/FRE_Records   (172 words)

Throw in an extensive list of people and groups that have worked with or sampled the healing powers of P-Funk, cover art, session info, and biographical sketches, and you've got a motherload of Mothership minutiae.
Sporting an alphabetical list of independent record labels, with a brief description, links to e-mail and web sites, address, phone and fax numbers, this site is especially user friendly if your browser is capable of viewing frames.
Lists are organized by artist and country and there are links to African music sources where you can learn about traditional African sounds.
www.columbiahouse.com /repl/et/tmpls/hhmusic.html?e0b62e4ffa94c0d89edb1de345c6f136   (1891 words)

 Fat Wreck -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Fat Wreck Chords is an independent record label, focused on punk rock, which was started by Fat Mike, the lead singer of the punk rock band NOFX.
Although it was the first solo effort on a major label by a rapper in Switzerland, it was not highly acclaimed.
With her long list of producers, such as TROPF, or SEPALOT from Germany, and DJ SMASH of Blue Note Records, she is also bound to gain international attention, especially in Germany.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/53/fat-wreck.html   (978 words)

 NPR : Independent Record Labels Thrive Despite Piracy
Weekend Edition Sunday, August 22, 2004 ·; Major record labels have been dealing with the issue of online pirating of music.
While they struggle, independent labels have been doing well.
Independents have been a part of the music business since the dawn of recorded sound -- Genet, Motown, and Atlantic Records were all influential independents.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=3864361   (142 words)

 Welcome to Infomatique - this section is dedicated record companies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Many times, the record label's decisions are correct ones, but this typically frustrates the artist who feels that their artwork is being destroyed.
, many artists were so desperate to sign a contract with a record company that they usually ended up signing a bad contract, sometimes giving away the rights to their music in the process.
The new century brings the phenomena of the open-source or open-content record label.
www.infomatique.org /music_companies.html   (652 words)

 RIAA Radar: Home
The roster of members changes constantly (major labels create new subsidiary labels, popular artists are given their own labels, artists or labels leave the RIAA due to creative or political differences, etc.) and it is almost impossible to keep track.
Aside from memorizing the entire list, or having the list available and checking it while shopping, it is hard to know who is a member and who is not.
It then checks the record label data given by Amazon against a local database based on the official list of RIAA members (but heavily added to beyond that), and returns the result based on a match.
www.magnetbox.com /riaa   (648 words)

 Bandlink.net: Major and Independent Record Labels - D   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Daemon Records - A not-for-profit indie label based in Atlanta, GA. Our artists are a diverse lot and are picked based solely on the integrity of their music regardless of genre.
Desert Highway Records - A Los Angeles and South Dakota based independent record label dedicated to the contemporary adult music genres of Americana, roots, rock, country, folk, blues, and gospel.
DogmaTone is a record label based on idea that will evolve the Rock Music genre in the Indian Sub Continent.
www.bandlink.net /labels/d.html   (410 words)

 Record Companies
Omnispin Records of America - O.R.A. is a new hip-hop record label.
Records - is an independent label in Nashville, TN, that specializes mainly in contemporary Southern roots music with experienced, professional blues and folk musicians.
Positiva Records - a rave and techno label.
members.aol.com /smashly/more.htm   (8195 words)

 overhear Indie Music Resources Directory for Ontario, Canada
An ever-growing list of independent record labels in Ontario.
Although there are "stable" labels, the nature of indie music is such that even though I have them listed, they may not even exist anymore.
A list of major record labels that are either Canadian-owned or have an office in Ontario.
www.overhear.com /artistresource.php   (571 words)

 Musician Resources: Record Deals, Publish Music, Independent Music Labels - The Pauper
Includes independent music review services, artist news, and general reviews of independent record releases.
Record Labels on the Web - Here you'll find 5000+ links to record label web pages with more being added continually (dead links are cleaned out biweekly).
Each month, there is a new list of places where artists can send their music to for review and radio airplay.
www.thepauper.com /channels/performingartists/music.asp   (2014 words)

 Independent Record Labels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Independent family-orientated label distributed by EMI Christian Music Group.
Independent label located in the UK and specializing in early music, modern music, and children's music.
Independent classical and jazz label located in California.
www.joeant.com /DIR/cat/18219/Independent_Record_Labels   (97 words)

 New Media Musings: Indie labels seek to sever ties with RIAA
From Dave Farber's Interesting People list: Independent record labels are fighting to have their names removed from the list of members posted on the Recording Industry Association of America's Web site.
Many of the indie labels say they are not RIAA members.
Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Indie labels seek to sever ties with RIAA:
www.newmediamusings.com /blog/2003/11/indie_labels_se.html   (164 words)

 Freemuse: Independent record labels unhappy with Sony — BMG merger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Independent record labels are disappointed by the EU allowing Sony and BMG's merger, saying it was given "easy clearance".
Small record labels fear more corporate control: "This merger is not about economic necessity in a changing market, it is about the desire to dominate and to control the outlets at media and retail level”
The big business of the record industry exerts a covert censorship, which makes it incredibly difficult for musicians to express themselves freely.
www.freemuse.org /sw6691.asp   (1090 words)

 record labels on the web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Some of the pages are maintained by the labels themselves while others are fan-created discographies.
Labels submitted in the past month will be added in the next few weeks.
Searching by letter is a better method to hunt for a specific label.
www.rlabels.com   (127 words)

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