A record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos.
Most commonly, a record label is the company that manages such brands and trademarks, coordinates the production, manufacture, distribution, marketing and promotion, and enforcement of copyright protection of sound recordings and music videos; conducts talent scouting and development of new artists ("artists and repertoire" or A&R); and maintains contracts with recording artists and their managers.
The phrase was coined after the circular paper labels applied to the vinyl discs pressed with impressions of analog sounds for phonographs which a needle could pick up and reinterpret for the device as the recorded music.
Many record labels became as famous, if not more so, than the artists whom they signed. In Jazz, recording companies like Blue Note, Atlanic, and Sun are memorable names from 369 companies that have produced recorded jazz music.
Jazz Record LabelsEdit
Jazz Record Labels - A List of all known jazz labels.
For labels that have information currently on JazzSkool.org, see below: