Music Industry

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How well do you know the music industry?

  • 1
    How do songs get the most airplay?
    Traditional radio airplay
    Sirius radio
  • 2
    2012, over 88% of album sales came from how many labels?
  • 3
    The 3 record labels that controlled most of the industry were:
    Warner Music Group, Deathrow, and EMI
    Deathrow, Def Jam, and Universal Music Group
    Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group
    Deathrow, Sony Music Entertainment, and BMG
  • 4
    The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) has spent how much money lobbying lawmakers in the past 5 years?
    Over $30 million
    $3 billion
  • 5
    Vinyl Records are cool again! In 2012, how many vinyl records were sold?
    3.2 billion
    3.2 million
  • 6
    What is "payola"?
    A legal marketing ploy
    When record companies pay radio stations to play a song
    When an artist makes it big and gets a lot of "payola"
  • 7
    Which of the following artists has never had a song or part of a song censored?
    Nine Inch Nails
    Britney Spears
    Taylor Swift
    Tom Petty
    None - they have all had something censored
  • 8
    What is "blanking" in music?
    When a logo or word is blurred out in a music video
    When the songwriter is not given credit
    When a white spot covers up something on the album cover
    When the volume is silenced for all or part of a word deemed offensive or profane.
  • 9
    Launching a single on a rock radio station can cost:
    Between $1000 and $2,500
    Between $1 million and $25 million
    Between $100,000 and $250,000
    Between $10,000 and $25,000
  • 10
    Recently, Sony and Universal partnered to buy which company, therefore reducing the number of powerful record labels to 3?

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