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record label

n. 1 The label in the centre of a phonograph record. 2 (context by extension English) The brand of a company that produces records.

Record label

A record label is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. Often, a record label is also a publishing company that manages such brands and trademarks, coordinates the production, manufacture, distribution, marketing, promotion, and enforcement of copyright for sound recordings and music videos; conducts talent scouting and development of new artists ("artists and repertoire" or " A&R"); and maintains contracts with recording artists and their managers. The term "record label" derives from the circular label in the center of a vinyl record which prominently displays the manufacturer's name, along with other information.

Usage examples of "record label".

I know, I know, you were going to get some guy to paint record label logos on the wall before I moved in, weren't you?

The selection is pretty reasonable: a two-disc set of the Brandenburg Concertos, a collection of Bach organ fugues (nerds have a thing about Bach), some Louis Armstrong, some Wynton Marsalis, and then various selections from Hammerdown Systems, which is a Seattle-based record label in which Chester is a major investor.

I'd wanted to call it the Obscure Record Label, but that was shouted down as soon as I mentioned it, and I think I lost interest after that.

Whenever the phone rings its Uncle Ish, Moms manager, or someone from a record label.

They used it on a few of my artists, your people, a few agents that wouldn't comply, and another record label that has been marked by our family.

Not one single record label, agent, or rock critic has bothered to access it.

Then, as if that were not achievement enough, he finished his career as a soul musician, churning out a series of hits in the 1960s on the Stax record label with the backup group the MGs.