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The structure of the UK music industry 2013 by Mind Map: The structure of the UK music
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The structure of the UK music industry 2013

The Big 3 major record labels (conglomerates / multi-nationals / cross media, vertical integration)

Universal http://www.umusic.co.uk/who-we-are

Took over EMI in October 2012

Subsidiaries include:

Produced The Voice

Warner http://www.wmg.com/

Subsidiaries include:

Sonyhttp://www.sonymusic.com/

Subsidiaries include:

Produces X Factor franchise worldwide

The independent (or indie) record labels, who outsource their distribution via the majors, and sometimes their production and marketing (horizontal integration). Examples of some well known indies include...

XL Recordings http://www.xlrecordings.com/about (mainly dance). Artists include

Adele, Radiohead, The Prodigy

Rough Trade http://www.roughtraderecords.com/ (alternative / rock). Artists include

Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Super Furry Animals

Launchpad recordshttp://launchpaduk.tumblr.com/ (grime / urban). Artists include

Wiley, Blizzard, Roll Deep

DIY Production, or self publishing artists, who produce, distribute and own rights to, their own music. Well known / interesting examples include...

The Weeknd http://www.theweeknd.com/