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Who, in the music industry, is a creator?

A creator is anyone who contributes to creating or performing a musical work, a live performance, or a sound recording.

The music industry is a vast ecosystem with many parties carrying out multiple functions, but it all starts with the . Many different types of creators may contribute to a , live , or , some of which are listed below:

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Creators can have multiple roles when creating a . Depending on their creative role and contribution to the musical work, live performance, or sound recording, a creator will have different functions, , responsibilities, and ownership.

For more details on these roles, refer to our Songwriting and Recording topics.

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