Record Label

Independent Record Label
I am going to research into Domino Records. I have chosen this record label as i am using a Mystery Jets song for my music video and Domino records caters for this genre of music.

Founded in 1993, Domino Records is an independent record label based in London. There is also a wing of the label based in United states.

Success was not immediate, as labels such as Domino, who were releasing more established American rock and unusual British music, were marginalised during the Brit pop era, but a steady stream of new signings gave the label increasing credibility. Recent high profile releases from Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys, and The Kills have only acted as a catalyst to this, and Domino is now one of the longest running and most successful independent record labels in the UK.

2003 saw the label's 10th anniversary - there were a number of new releases, as well as a compilation album and a series of gigs in London under the Worlds of Possibility banner, to celebrate the label's first decade in October of that year.
Domino celebrated their first UK #1 album in October 2005 with Franz Ferdinand's You Could Have It So Much Better, and their first UK #1 single with Arctic Monkeys' "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" later that same month.
As well as new music, Domino have released lavishly produced compilations by British post-punk bands such as Orange Juice, Josef K, Fire Engines and Young Marble Giants.
The Mainstream record label i wilfl be looking into will be Sony Records. Sony Records is on of the largest entertainment companies in the world. Sony was founded in 1929 as an American record corporation.

'Major' record labels are critised for not producing music for meaning and are multi million money grabbing corporations.
However, Independent record labels are the opposite. They are seen as producing music that is not mainstream and are seen to not care about the money as long as the music is being listened by true fans.
We have decided to use Domino Records as our record label because we want our bands music to have the same values and messages as Domino holds.

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