Definition: Record label

From New World Encyclopedia


The first sense is literal. The second sense is from the fact that record company logos are prominently featured on the labels of phonograph records.


record label (plural record labels)

  1. The round sticker in the centre of a phonograph record that contains the record company's logo and information about the recording.
  2. The record company itself, as identified by its logo.


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