Record Label

Record Label

Record labels sign artists so they can produce and sell their sound recordings, either digitally or through physical means such as CDs or vinyl. Depending on the deal, the label could be involved in the recording, mixing, mastering, distribution, marketing and promotion of these recordings and will often own the 'master recording' of a work and all associated sound recording rights but will agree to pay a percentage of net sales (royalties) to the artist(s).

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