NAICS Code 512240 Sound Recording Studios




This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing the facilities and technical expertise for sound recording in a studio. This industry includes establishments that provide audio production and postproduction services to produce master recordings. These establishments may provide audio services for film, television, and video productions.

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Releasing, promoting, and distributing sound recordings: classified in Industry 512220, Integrated Record Production/Distribution
  • Providing mass duplication of recorded products: classified in U.S. Industry 334614, Software and Other Prerecorded Compact Disc, Tape, and Record Reproducing
  • Contracting with musical artists, arranging for the production of master recordings, and marketing the reproduction rights: classified in Industry 512210, Record Production.

Industries Included

  • Audio recording post-production services
  • Audio recording restoration services
  • Recording studios, sound, operating on a contract or fee basis
  • Sound recording studios (except integrated record companies)

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Industry Overview

Total Companies:4361

Est. Employment:17084