Looking at different Areas of the
There are a number of different areas to the music industry, and
these aspects are constantly changing. With the advent of the
internet the music industry has experienced many changes, which
nobody was prepared for or even considered. The Music industry
is not the business it was 10 years ago or even 5 years previous.
All areas surrounding music have experienced some
metamorphosis and transition which some have survived and
some have not. From the top to the bottom, from the top people
have changed job roles or just got other jobs. From the bottom
people have come from nowhere to the front row of what the
industry is today
Earlier from the year 2001 till 2014 the Music Industry
had three main areas. These were the dominating areas of
the industries mechanics. However things have diversified
into more unique and specialist areas of function.
However, it has been broken down into different
aspects of production.
Up until recently Record Companies are usually described as
either major or independent. But this too has changed
There are four major labels and these have numerous sub-labels.
And these sub labels have sub labels to them
The majors were EMI, Sony/BMG, Universal. But this has
developed into a different kind of label
The majors did make less than 1 in 5 of all controlled releases,
and sell about 70% of recorded music worldwide. The rest was
sold by the independents, but this has also changed.
There are thousands of Independent labels, and they often
specialize in a particular style or genre. But these labels can be
more active than major of the past generations
Record labels fall roughly into two groups: the majors and
independents. These figures don’t change much from year to year.