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Q: Number of Record Labels ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Number of Record Labels
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: bunty815-ga
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Posted: 06 Sep 2006 00:00 PDT
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Question ID: 762609
What is the total number of record labels?  There are 4 major ones -
SonyBMG, Universal, Warner and EMI.  How many independent/smaller
Subject: Re: Number of Record Labels
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 06 Sep 2006 08:05 PDT
Hi Benita,

The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) is formed by 125
American independent record labels

?Figuring that they stand a better chance at being heard if they are
united, 125 American indie labels have united and formed an
organization called the American Association of Independent Music
(A2IM) according to CNET.?
Rock and Roll Report

125 Label members represents nearly 8% Marketshare.

¨??0 --> 190+ pledged members in first 12 Months of operation. A2IM
today supports over 125 Label members representing nearly 8%


According to a KCRW article there are  2,500 independent record labels
throughout the world.

3,800 independent record labels

?eMusic, the world's number two digital music retailer, selling more
than 3.5M songs per month, sells a catalog of 1M songs from the
world's largest 3,800 independent record labels. Independent labels
see the world differently from the majors. They want to do everything
possible to encourage consumption of their catalogs, and as a result,
eMusic's entire catalogis available as unrestricted, no-DRM,
high-fidelity MP3's.?


?The Association of Independent Music (commonly known as AIM) is a
non-profit trade body established in 1998 by UK independent record
labels to represent the independent record sector, which constitutes
approximately 25% of the UK market.
AIM currently has over 800 record label and distributor members.?

1,000 independent record labels 

?LONDON?August 2, 2006?Apple® today announced that music fans have
purchased and downloaded more than 200 million songs from its European
iTunes® Music Stores in just over two years, and the iTunes music
catalog now includes more than three million songs from major music
companies and over 1,000 independent record labels.?

Additional  information:

List of record labels

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100..5000 independent record labels

I hope the information provided is helpful!

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