NAICS Code 512290 Other Sound Recording Industries




This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing sound recording services (except record production, distribution, music publishing, and sound recording in a studio). Establishments in this industry provide services, such as the audio recording of meetings and conferences.

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Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Producing records, including contracting with musical artists, arranging and financing the production of master recordings, and marketing the reproduction rights: classified in Industry 512210, RecordProduction
  • Releasing, promoting, and distributing sound recordings: classified in Industry 512220, Integrated Record Production/Distribution
  • Promoting and authorizing the use of musical works in various media: classified in Industry 512230, Music Publishers
  • Providing facilities and expertise for recording musical performance: classified in Industry 512240, Sound Recording Studios
  • Providing mass duplication of recorded products: classified in U.S. Industry 334614, Software and Other Prerecorded Compact Disc, Tape, and Record Reproducing
  • Organizing and promoting the presentation of performing arts productions: classified in Industry Group 7113, Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events.

Industries Included

  • Audio recording of meetings or conferences
  • Music program distribution, prerecorded
  • Producers, recorded radio shows (except independent producers)
  • Radio program recording production (except independent producers)
  • Recording books on tape or disc (except publishers)
  • Recording seminars and conferences, audio
  • Stock music and other audio services
  • Stock sound library (e.g., general background sounds, stock music)

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