What is the difference between a record label and record company?
What is the difference between a record label and record company? Or are they the same? I've been doing some research and would really like to know.
- BizAdvisorLv 67 years agoBest Answer
For starters, a record company generally handles their own publishing and distribution. A vast majority of the services a record company provides are done "in-house;" through the company itself. A label, on the other hand, does not handle most of their operations "in-house." A label generally utilizes outside companies to handle their distribution, publishing, marketing... etc.
A record company does everything "in-house". A record label outsources.
EDIT: Seriously... Someone actually thumbed my correct answer down? Fool.Source(s): Label Sr. A&R, 14 years.
- Michael JLv 77 years ago
One company may own several labels.
They are like individual brands that contain a certain kind of music.
A label may be owned by certain people in the record company.
The label contains all of the legal and copyrights for their records.
Or a record label and company may both be the same.
Hope that makes a little sense. That's the best I can say.
Think of it like a "make" of car, and their "models."
- RoseLv 44 years ago
A record label is a company who produce records, and offer record deals, for example Sony or DCG.A record company may have multiple labels. It's possible but not likely you can own one.