by Fairouz Qoulaii Artists starting out in the music industry will have to interact with various companies, such as music labels and publishers. A single company may act as a label and publisher, but this is not necessarily the case. The distinction between the two is important to understand. What is a label? Labels are marketing, know-how, and art direction organizations that help with artistic management, including recording and phonographic production. They also provide the artist with financial, commercial, and administrative support for the development of their project, including with the communication and marketing that goes with it. It is.