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The Big Three Video Description

The Big 3 is a phrase used in American History to describe the three major European powers that dominated politics, economics and social aspects from roughly the 1500’s to the 1800’s.

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Investigation of Artists and Sony Music

Investigation Of Artists

Labels that the following artists are on:

  1. Rihanna – Def Jam Recordings (Universal), Roc Nation (Jay-Z).
  2. Bastille – Virgin (
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Stafford 2007

The Big 3, Independent Labels and Stafford

Key Terminology:

  • Global Village
  • Web 2.0
  • Vertical Integration

Stafford 2007

“The music industry can be defined as the organisation of the various activities associated with performing and recording music and distributing access to those performances around the world. 345 more words

Stafford 2007

Sony- Record Label

Sony is one of the big 3 music labels, however the music it produces is very limited, with many artists within the same genre.

Record Labels

Which Labels are these artists signed to?



  • 6/9 (66%) of the artists were signed with small labels whose parent company was Universal Music.
  • 4/9 (44%) of these artists where signed with an Independent label, 1 of which was set up by the artist himself, but both independent labels have distribution contracts with one of the big 3.
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Record Labels

The Big 3 Labels

The big 3 music companies own 80% of the music industry leaving just 20% for the independent labels.

Warner Music: Multimedia company with film production, TV studio as well as a music division. 81 more words

Record Labels