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—Avex Trax (Japan)

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...A contemporary Japanese pop and dance music label, headed by Tom Yoda, Avex was set up in 1988 to import CD compilations of dance music from European and US independent labels. By 1990, Avex had started its own Super Eurobeat compilation...

Royalty

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...A royalty is a payment made to composers, recording artists and studio producers on the basis of the unit sales of works to which they contribute.The royalty rate is generally expressed as a percentage of either the wholesale or the retail...

A Side

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Continuum, 2003

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...As radio airplay became crucial to the commercial success of singles, record companies began to stamp the side of a disc that contained the more important song with a letter ‘A,’ indicating that this was the track which disc jockeys should...

—CBS-Sony (Japan)

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Continuum, 2003

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...In 1968, the US record company CBS set up a Japanese subsidiary in partnership with the Sony Corporation. This label issued recordings by both Japanese and foreign artists and became one of the leading record companies in Japan. In 1988...

—Rock Records (Taiwan)

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Continuum, 2003

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...The leading Taiwanese pop music label, Rock Records, was founded in Seoul by Sam and Johnny Duann in 1980. Through such artists as Emil Chau and Sarah Chen, Rock developed the Mandarin pop genre in competition with Hong Kong’s Cantopop...

Independent

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Continuum, 2003

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...An independent or ‘indie’ record company, distributor or music publisher is one that is not controlled by a major company in the music industry. Typically, an independent label will focus on talent acquisition and studio production...

Phonogram

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...In the music industry, and therefore in popular music, ‘phonogram’ is a term that denotes any physical medium carrying recorded sound, including analog and compact discs, DVD discs and prerecorded cassettes. The earliest use of ‘phonogram...

Andorra

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 94,000 (2002)The principality of Andorra is situated in the mountains of the eastern Pyrenees between Spain and France. Its capital is Andorra la Vella, with a population of 25,000. The constitution of this small country of 175...

Moldova

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 4,273,000 (2002) With a land area of 12,855 sq miles (32,910 sq km), the Republic of Moldova has borders with Ukraine to the north, east and south, and România to the west. The country lies at the foot of the Carpathian...

—MNW Records (Sweden)

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...MNW (Music NetWork) was one of Sweden’s leading locally owned record companies and an important distributor of independent labels from the 1970s to the 1990s.The cooperatively owned label grew out of a four-track recording studio called...