Music Industry 101 Quiz: MCQ! Trivia

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  • 1. 
    How many major labels are there right now?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      6

  • 2. 
    What does A&R mean?
    • A. 

      Artist Relations

    • B. 

      Artist and Repertoire

    • C. 

      Association of Radio

    • D. 

      Artist and Record manager

  • 3. 
    How long does normal copyright last?
    • A. 

      30 years

    • B. 

      Author's life plus 30 years

    • C. 

      Author's life plus 70 years

    • D. 

      100 years

  • 4. 
    What is an all-rights deal?
    • A. 

      The record label gets a portion of all forms of income

    • B. 

      The artist grants publishing rights to a publishing company

    • C. 

      The artist grants rights to heirs in their will

    • D. 

      The artist gives a manager control of their career

  • 5. 
    How much does an artist manager typically make?
    • A. 

      15-20% of the artist's income

    • B. 

      $50,000-$100,000

    • C. 

      3-5% of the artist's income

    • D. 

      12-15% of the artist's income

  • 6. 
    What is a radio promoter? 
    • A. 

      They sell ads on the radio station

    • B. 

      They get people to listen to the radio station

    • C. 

      They promote the artist's music to radio stations

    • D. 

      They get rights for the radio station to play the artist's music

  • 7. 
    What organization certifies gold and platinum records?
    • A. 

      NARAS

    • B. 

      RIAA

    • C. 

      NARM

    • D. 

      CMA

  • 8. 
    During what quarter is it thought to be most difficult to launch a new artist?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 9. 
    How much does a producer typically make?
    • A. 

      12-15% of the artist's income from record sales

    • B. 

      3-5% of the artist's income from record sales

    • C. 

      15-20% of the artist's income from record sales

    • D. 

      5-10% of the artist's income from record sales

  • 10. 
    What is a mechanical royalty?
    • A. 

      Money a songwriter gets for public performance

    • B. 

      Money paid to a writer for a song reproduced on a CD, ringtone, mp3, etc

    • C. 

      Money paid to a label for a song reproduced on a CD, ringtone, mp3, etc

    • D. 

      Money paid to a performer for public performance