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There are hundreds of record companies across the country, but many are small, independent labels staffed by very few people. Three corporations—Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony Music Entertainment—control a large percentage of the recording industry in the United States and employ the majority of A&R workers. Major record labels include A&M, Geffen, Warner Bros., Atlantic, Columbia, Virgin, and Capitol. There are also many independent record labels such as Bloodshot Records, Thrill Jockey Records, and Righteous Babe Records. Most positions are located in Los Angeles, New York City, and Nashville.

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