Part II The Industry: 16. Recording: Record Company

Negus, Keith
January 2003
Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World;2003, Vol. 1, p629
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The article presents an encyclopedia entry for recording companies. The origins of modern record companies can be traced back to the businesses that were formed during the 1890s to sell the first phonographs and the cylinders to play on them. These trends continued throughout the twentieth century and this shaped the formation of the modern record company including its business practises.


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