2007 NAICS Definition
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in record production (e.g., tapes, CDs). These establishments contract with artists and arrange and finance the production of original master recordings. Establishments in this industry hold the copyright to the master recording and derive most of their revenues from the sales, leasing, and licensing of master recordings. Establishments in this industry do not have their own duplication or distribution capabilities.
Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--
- Releasing, promoting, and distributing recordings--are classified in Industry 512220, Integrated Record Production/Distribution;
- Promoting and authorizing the use of musical works in various media--are classified in Industry 512230, Music Publishers;
- Mass duplication services--are classified in U.S. Industry 334612, Prerecorded Compact Disc (except Software), Tape, and Record Reproducing;
- Merchant wholesale distribution of blank audio cassettes, tapes, and discs--are classified in Industry 423690, Other Electronic Parts and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers;
- Merchant wholesale distribution of prerecorded audio cassettes, tapes, and discs--are classified in Industry 423990, Other Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers;
- Managing the careers of artists--are classified in Industry 711410, Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures;
- Providing facilities and technical expertise for recording musical performances--are classified in Industry 512240, Sound Recording Studios; and
- Producing albums on contract as independent producers--are classified in Industry 711510, Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers.
Index entries that bring you to this industry:
- Master recording leasing and licensing
- Record producers (except independent)
- Record production (except independent record producers) without duplication or distribution