What are the 5 major record labels?

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The four largest music labels are Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and EMI.

Some may consider Apple to be the fifth major label due to the prominence of their iTunes service, but since their primary music business is reselling music produced by these other labels (rather than producing music themselves) they are not generally considered to be a true music label.

The major labels in the Music Industry also change as time changes based on their sales returns. The financial(s) of each label can be obtained and this determines the largest whether their staff is larger than one or the other. There are also mergers going on constantly within the Industry where small labels are distributed by the majors and why you'll see Warner/Curb.

Music really is a business of product, marketing, & sales not unlike thousands of other businesses and corporations world wide.

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