What is a e record label?
Record labels create and promote music recordings and music videos which are then packaged into digital, CD ROM, DVD and other available formats. Other duties include artist scouting and development; brand and trademark management; and coordinating the production, manufacture, distribution, marketing, promotion, and enforcement of copyright for their artistes’ sound recordings and music video.
Why start your own independent record label?
In the past, the music industry was controlled by mega giant record labels such as Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and EMI Group.
Independent labels were non – existent and began to emerge as the major companies signed fewer and fewer artistes. Independent labels also satisfied the demand among fans for genres that were not promoted by the big guns.
Independent record labels can be run as small co-operations or as entities consisting of one or two people. They usually operate without funding from the major record labels and have gained some amount of success, with artistes winning major music awards in some cases.
Independent record labels recoup costs from music royalties. According to Taxi.com, while indie labels have to be more careful with the allocation of expenses, the advantage is that they can make and promote records for far lower costs than major labels and be profitable with far fewer sales.
Additionally, in my mind, the plethora of resources that are available on the market for digital music publishing and promotion create a truly feasible environment for anyone to establish a record label, even if only to market their own music.
What are some costs involved in music production?
Costs involved in music production include recording, manufacturing, royalty, promotion and distribution of the music of artists signed to the label. However, with the plethora of opportunities available for music licensing and syncronization, among others, a savvy record label can maximize profits and recoups costs, making a nice profit in the interim.
How can you start your own record label