Glossary

A&R – The artist and repertoire department at a label responsible for developing and producing a recorded music project by an artist.

Advance – This is an amount of money given to the songwriter by a publisher or given to an artist by a record company as a recoupable inducement to sign a contract with the company.

All-in – This is a single royalty rate paid to the recording artist by the company which includes both the royalty for the artist and for the producer of the recording.

Arbitration – Using a third party, not a court, to assist in the resolution of a dispute.

Arbitron – This is a subscription audience measurement service used by radio to measure the size of listenership.

Barkeep – The person responsible for the operation and ...

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