CMU LIBRARY

Record Labels

The ins and outs of record companies and record deals




Resources about record labels and the record industry, including the role of labels, distributors and label services companies, the deals they do with artists, and trends in the recorded music market.



CMU TRENDS IN TEN

The Evolution Of Record Deals In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
A ten step guide to changes in the artist/label relationship



CMU INSIGHTS RESEARCH

Digital Dollar Guide: Deals Guide | CLICK HERE
A guide to the different kinds of label deals now available



Distribution Revolution Report | CLICK HERE
A guide to the evolving music distribution sector



CMU INSIGHTS SPEED BRIEFINGS

Evolving Record Deals | CLICK HERE
A speed briefing the label/distribution deals now available to artists



The Digital Music Supply Chain | CLICK HERE
A speed briefing on digital music distribution and the role of the distributor



SETLIST SPECIALS

Top ten legal battles: Prince v Warner | CLICK HERE
Prince’s various legal run-ins with Warner Music



20 Years Of CMU: The collapse of HMV | CLICK HERE
The decline, collapse and subsequent evolution of HMV



20 Years Of CMU: The end of EMI | CLICK HERE
The decline, collapse and sell off of EMI