In the music industry, a record Company is a brand and a trademark
associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos.
Most commonly, a record company manages such brands and trademarks,
coordinates the production, manufacture, distribution, marketing
and promotion, and enforcement of copyright protection of sound
recordings and music videos; conducts talent scouting and development
of new artists ("artists and repertoire" or A&R);
and maintains contracts with recording artists and their managers.
The term "record label" originally referred to the circular
label in the center of a vinyl record that prominently displayed
the manufacturer's name, along with other information.
labels are often under the control of a corporate umbrella organization
called a music group. A music group is typically owned by an international
conglomerate holding company, which often has non-music divisions
as well. A music group controls and consists of music publishing
companies, record (sound recording) manufacturers, record distributors,
and record labels.
India, EMI/HMV was undoubtably the biggest record company in all
formats of vinyl.
here are a few of the best-known Record Companies in India of
yesteryears (in Alphabetical Order), who not only produced vinyl
featuring unforgettable melodies but also achieved a special place
in history as well as the hearts of music lovers.