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Record Label
A RECORD LABEL or RECORD COMPANY is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos . Sometimes, 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; also conducting talent scouting and development of new artists ("artists and repertoire" or "A 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
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United Kingdom
The UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, commonly known as the UNITED KINGDOM (UK) or BRITAIN, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland , the UK includes the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland
Ireland
and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
. Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea
North Sea
to its east, the English Channel
English Channel
to its south and the Celtic Sea to its south-south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world
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ABC (band)
ABC are an English pop band that formed in Sheffield
Sheffield
in 1980. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Martin Fry , guitarist and keyboardist Mark White , saxophonist Stephen Singleton and drummer David Palmer. ABC developed from an earlier band, Vice Versa , and established themselves as part of the New Romantic movement, with Fry being famed for his gold lamé suit. Their 1982 debut album, The Lexicon of Love , was a UK number-one and they achieved ten UK and five US Top 40 hit singles between 1981 and 1990. The band, now essentially singer Fry solo, continue to tour and released their ninth studio album , The Lexicon of Love II , in 2016
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Sound Recording And Reproduction
SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCTION is an electrical , mechanical , electronic, or digital inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music , or sound effects. The two main classes of sound recording technology are analog recording and digital recording . Prior to the development of sound recording, there were mechanical systems for encoding and reproducing instrumental music, such as wind-up music boxes and, later, player pianos . Acoustic analog recording is achieved by a microphone diaphragm that can detect and sense the changes in atmospheric pressure caused by acoustic sound waves and record them as a mechanical representation of the sound waves on a medium such as a phonograph record (in which a stylus cuts grooves on a record)
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Mergers And Acquisitions
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS (M&A) are transactions in which the ownership of companies , other business organizations or their operating units are transferred or combined. As an aspect of strategic management , M&A can allow enterprises to grow, shrink, and change the nature of their business or competitive position. From a legal point of view, a MERGER is a legal consolidation of two entities into one entity, whereas an ACQUISITION occurs when one entity takes ownership of another entity's stock , equity interests or assets . From a commercial and economic point of view, both types of transactions generally result in the consolidation of assets and liabilities under one entity, and the distinction between a "merger" and an "acquisition" is less clear
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United States
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust " Other traditional mottos * " E pluribus unum
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BitTorrent
BITTORRENT is a communication protocol for peer-to-peer file sharing ("P2P") which is used to distribute data and electronic files over the Internet
Internet
. BitTorrent
BitTorrent
is one of the most common protocols for transferring large files, such as digital video files containing TV shows or video clips or digital audio files containing songs . Peer-to-peer networks have been estimated to collectively account for approximately 43% to 70% of all Internet
Internet
traffic (depending on location) as of February 2009 . In November 2004, BitTorrent
BitTorrent
was responsible for 25% of all Internet traffic. As of February 2013, BitTorrent
BitTorrent
was responsible for 3.35% of all worldwide bandwidth , more than half of the 6% of total bandwidth dedicated to file sharing
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Entertainment Law
ENTERTAINMENT LAW (or MEDIA LAW) is legal services to the entertainment industry . Entertainment
Entertainment
law overlaps with intellectual property law (especially trademarks , copyright , and the "Right of Publicity
Publicity
"), but the practice of entertainment law often involves questions of employment law , contract law , torts , labor law , bankruptcy law , immigration , securities law , security interests , agency , right of privacy, defamation, advertising, criminal law , tax law , International law
International law
(especially Private international law ), and insurance law. Much of the work of an entertainment law practice is transaction based, i.e., drafting contracts, negotiation and mediation. Some situations may lead to litigation or arbitration
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Recording Studio
A RECORDING STUDIO is a specialized facility for sound recording , mixing and audio production of instrumental or vocal musical performances, spoken words and other sounds. They range in size from a small in-home "project studio" large enough to record a single singer-guitarist, to a large building with space for a full orchestra of 100 or more musicians. Ideally both the recording and monitoring (listening and mixing) spaces are specially designed by an acoustician or audio engineer to achieve optimum acoustic properties (acoustic isolation or diffusion or absorption of reflected sound "echoes" that could otherwise interfere with the sound heard by the listener). Recording studios may be used to record singers , instrumental musicians (e.g., electric guitar, piano, saxophone, or ensembles such as orchestras ), voice-over artists for advertisements or dialogue replacement in film, television or animation, foley , or to record their accompanying musical soundtracks
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Trent Reznor
MICHAEL TRENT REZNOR (born May 17, 1965) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and film score composer. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Reznor is best known as the founder and principal songwriter of industrial rock project Nine Inch Nails . His first release under this pseudonym, the 1989 album Pretty Hate Machine , was a commercial and critical success. He has since released eight studio albums. He left Interscope Records in 2007 and was an independent recording artist until signing with Columbia Records in 2012. Reznor was associated with the bands Option 30 , The Urge, The Innocent , and Exotic Birds in the mid-1980s. Outside of Nine Inch Nails, he has contributed to the albums of artists such as Marilyn Manson and Saul Williams
Saul Williams

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Roger McGuinn
JAMES ROGER MCGUINN /məˈɡwɪn/ (born JAMES JOSEPH MCGUINN III; July 13, 1942), known professionally as ROGER MCGUINN and previously as JIM MCGUINN, is an American musician. He is best known for being the lead singer and lead guitarist on many of the Byrds ' records. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
for his work with the Byrds. He was also part of an author/musician band "Rock Bottom Remainders ", a group of published writers doubling as musicians to raise proceeds for literacy charities. In July 2013, McGuinn co-authored an interactive ebook, Hard Listening, with the rest of the group
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The Byrds
THE BYRDS /ˈbɜːrdz/ were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California
California
in 1964. The band underwent multiple lineup changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn
Roger McGuinn
(known as Jim McGuinn until mid-1967) remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial success of contemporaries like the Beatles , the Beach Boys , and the Rolling Stones for a short period in the mid-60s, the Byrds are today considered by critics to be one of the most influential bands of the 1960s. Initially, they pioneered the musical genre of folk rock , melding the influence of the Beatles and other British Invasion
British Invasion
bands with contemporary and traditional folk music . As the 1960s progressed, the band was also influential in originating psychedelic rock , raga rock , and country rock
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Warner Bros.
WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. (formerly WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES, INC.) is an American entertainment company that is a division of Time Warner and is headquartered in Burbank, California
Burbank, California
. It is one of the "Big Six" major American film studios. Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Founding * 1.2 1925–1935: Sound, color, style * 1.3 1930–1935: Pre-code realistic period * 1.4 Code era * 1.5 Warner\'s cartoons * 1.6 World War II
World War II
* 1.7 After World War II: changing hands * 1.8 Warner Bros. Television and Warner Bros. Records
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Prince (musician)
PRINCE ROGERS NELSON (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, actor, and director. He was known for his electric work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range . His innovative music integrated a wide variety of styles, including funk , rock , R&B , new wave , soul , psychedelia , and pop . He sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time . He won eight Grammy Awards , six American Music Awards , a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
, and an Academy Award for the 1984 film Purple Rain . He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Prince was born in Minneapolis
Minneapolis
and developed an interest in music as a young child
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Cooper Temple Clause
THE COOPER TEMPLE CLAUSE were an English alternative rock band, formed in Wokingham, Berkshire
Berkshire
in 1998. The band released three albums before announcing their split on 24 April 2007, following the departure of Daniel Fisher. After signing a record deal with the RCA label in 2000 and putting out several singles and EPs , their debut album See This Through and Leave was released in 2002 to great critical acclaim. 2003's follow-up, Kick Up the Fire, and Let the Flames Break Loose
Kick Up the Fire, and Let the Flames Break Loose
, achieved the band international recognition on the strength of the singles "Promises, Promises " and " Blind Pilots ". The Cooper Temple Clause left RCA in 2006, signing to Sanctuary Records
Sanctuary Records
for the release of their third album Make This Your Own
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RCA
The RCA
RCA
CORPORATION was a major American electronics company, which was founded as the RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA in 1919. It was initially a wholly owned subsidiary of General Electric
General Electric
(GE); however, in 1932 GE was required to divest its control as part of the settlement of an antitrust suit. At its height as an independent company RCA
RCA
was the dominant communications firm in the United States. Beginning in the 1920s it was a major manufacturer of radio receivers, and also developed the first national radio network, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). It had a leading role in the introduction of black-and-white television in the 1940s and 1950s, and color television in the 1950s and 1960s
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