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—Avex Trax (Japan)

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...A contemporary Japanese pop and dance music label, headed by Tom Yoda, Avex was set up in 1988 to import CD compilations of dance music from European and US independent labels. By 1990, Avex had started its own Super Eurobeat compilation...

—CBS-Sony (Japan)

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...In 1968, the US record company CBS set up a Japanese subsidiary in partnership with the Sony Corporation. This label issued recordings by both Japanese and foreign artists and became one of the leading record companies in Japan. In 1988...

Independent

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...An independent or ‘indie’ record company, distributor or music publisher is one that is not controlled by a major company in the music industry. Typically, an independent label will focus on talent acquisition and studio production...

Phonogram

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...In the music industry, and therefore in popular music, ‘phonogram’ is a term that denotes any physical medium carrying recorded sound, including analog and compact discs, DVD discs and prerecorded cassettes. The earliest use of ‘phonogram...

Royalty

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...A royalty is a payment made to composers, recording artists and studio producers on the basis of the unit sales of works to which they contribute.The royalty rate is generally expressed as a percentage of either the wholesale or the retail...

A Side

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...As radio airplay became crucial to the commercial success of singles, record companies began to stamp the side of a disc that contained the more important song with a letter ‘A,’ indicating that this was the track which disc jockeys should...

—Rock Records (Taiwan)

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...The leading Taiwanese pop music label, Rock Records, was founded in Seoul by Sam and Johnny Duann in 1980. Through such artists as Emil Chau and Sarah Chen, Rock developed the Mandarin pop genre in competition with Hong Kong’s Cantopop...

—MNW Records (Sweden)

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...MNW (Music NetWork) was one of Sweden’s leading locally owned record companies and an important distributor of independent labels from the 1970s to the 1990s.The cooperatively owned label grew out of a four-track recording studio called...

—Tommy Boy (US)

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Tommy Boy is a leading US hip-hop record label that has specialized in recording non-mainstream rap artists. It was founded in New York City in 1980 by Tom Silverman. Its earliest releases were all 12″ (30 cm) singles (including...

Unions

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...In addition to instrumentalists, who have formed their own trade unions, other groups of workers associated with the music industry have become unionized and have attempted to reach agreements concerning their conditions of work...