commonly misused labels

By JT_X JT_X
updated 5 days ago

Compiled list of label names that inexperienced subbers may use, generally for things that should be on "Not On Label". If you're submitting something that ends up here, double-check your release! These label names are valid, but are unusual and easily misused.

http://www.discogs.com/help/forums/topic/160369
http://www.discogs.com/help/submission-guidelines-release-label-catalog.html#Not_On_Label

See also:
http://www.discogs.com/lists/commonly-misused-artist-names/12997
http://www.discogs.com/lists/invalid-artist-names/12984
http://www.discogs.com/lists/invalid-labels/150

  1. No Label

    “No Label” is an actual Italian record label. Be sure to note the difference between a record which has no label, and a record which is released by the label named “No Label”!

  2. Bootleg

    A valid label based in Australia. Be sure to note the difference between a bootleg/unofficial record, and a record that appears on the Bootleg label. Add “Unofficial” to the format, and obey the submission guidelines regarding the label!

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    Label

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    CDR

    CDR

    If you're using "CDR" because the release you have is on a Compact Disc-Recordable, you're misunderstanding what a label is.

  5. Not On Label (2)

    The original “Not On Label” page is big enough to contain all the label-less releases. No need to create another one.

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    Promo

    Promo

    The actual name of a label. Be sure to note the difference between a promo(tional) record and a record released by the Promo label. Add “Promo” to the format.

  7. Unknown

    If you don't know the label, it probably belongs on “Not On Label”. “Unknown” is the actual name of a real label.

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    No

    No

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    Self

  10. Capital Records

    Unless it belongs on the Spanish techno label, use Capitol Records.

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    Capitol

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    Asylum

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    123

    123

    This is actually very infrequently misused.

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    Amazon

    Amazon

    Amazon.com is a retailer, not a record label.

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    private

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    Rhino

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    Profile

    Profile

    Not to be confused with Profile Records.

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    Sparrow

    Sparrow

    Not to be confused with Sparrow Records.

  19. Word Records

    For the Christian label please see Word or Word Entertainment.

  20. Rhino Records

    Rhino Records" is a reggae label. The US label that re-releases Warner Bros. material and countless "best-of" releases is Rhino Records (2).