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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.


NAICS Code 512240 - Sound Recording Studios is a final level code of the “Information” Sector. There are 4,361 companies classified in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 5,113 people.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 512240 - Sound Recording Studios are:

  • 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)


For some business types, there may be a similar industry to NAICS Code 512240 - Sound Recording Studios that is a better classification match. Establishments primarily engaged in:

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