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Question 1: Prior to December 1998, the industry was dominated by the "Big Six": Sony Music and BMG had not yet merged, and ________ had not yet been absorbed into Universal Music Group.
PolyGramDeutsche GrammophonMercury RecordsDecca Records

Question 2: The live music industry is dominated by ________, the largest promoter and music venue owner.
Live NationAtlantaClear Channel CommunicationsLive Nation Entertainment

Question 3: [11] This, in turn, has caused problems for recording studios, record producers and audio engineers: the ________ reports that as many as half of the recording facilities in that city have failed.
KTLALos Angeles TimesSam ZellChicago Tribune

Question 4: ________ – World's top-selling music artists chart.
Music industryList of best-selling music artistsList of best-selling albums worldwideList of best-charting U.S. music artists

Question 5: However, as ________ reports, "paid digital downloads grew rapidly, but did not begin to make up for the loss of revenue from CDs."[6]
Prospect (magazine)Private EyeThe Big IssueThe Economist

Question 6: As of 2010, big-box stores such as Wal-Mart and ________ retail more music than music-only stores, which have ceased to function as a player in the industry.
3MDairy QueenBest BuyTarget Corporation

Question 7: Live Nation is a former subsidiary of ________, which is the largest owner of radio stations in the United States.
Clear Channel CommunicationsSan AntonioValero Energy CorporationUSAA

Question 8: By the end of the 1980s, the "Big 6" — ________, CBS, BMG, PolyGram, WEA and MCA — dominated the industry.
Universal Music GroupWorld Music AwardsEMIRecord label

Question 9: This is headed by a tour manager and includes staff to move equipment on and off-stage, drive tour buses or vans, and do ________, live sound reinforcement and musical instrument tuning and maintenance.
Stage lightingLighting designerStage lighting instrumentIntelligent lighting

Question 10: Some professional musicians, bands, and singers sign with ________, which are companies that finance the recording process in return for part or full share of the rights to the recording.
Warner Music GroupEMIMusic industryRecord label


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