These are companies who distribute and manufacture
recorded music and find ways to promote that music.
There are two different versions of record labels:
Independent which doesn’t have a corporate backing
Major labels are larger corporations often owned by a
parent company like Sony.
I’ve decided to start my artist at an independent record
label because most artists start of at independent.
This started of as a shop in London during the 1970’s
and during the 70’s it got it break to help own record
for the first time when a French Punk group called
Metal Urbain came in asking for publicising their
By 1991 the label went bust and had to close down ,but
was relaunched in 2000
Since it started it’s had musicians and groups such as
the Smiths and the Strokes and they have specialised
in artists of various genres.
This gives the record label the exclusive permission to
make copies of the video or audio under the copyright
No else can do this to there work otherwise this will be
seen as piracy and stealing.
From this I have learnt that if you see any form of
information on the packaging of the CD you buy is not
to copyright it.
I’ve also learnt that once the logo is put onto a piece of
merchandise that the company sells the buyer’s aren’t
allowed to make copies for themselves and that if you
want a second you’re going to have to buy it again.