NAICS Code 512210

NAICS 512210

NAICS Code 512210 – Record Production

Definition of NAICS Code 512210: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in record production (e.g., tapes, CDs). These establishments contract with artists and arrange and finance the production of original master recordings. Establishments in this industry hold the copyright to the master recording and derive most of their revenues from the sales, leasing, and licensing of master recordings. Establishments in this industry do not have their own duplication or distribution capabilities.

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Cross Reference Guide for Code 512210

What codes are similar to this classification that might be a more applicable code? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes for other similar industries. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Releasing, promoting, and distributing recordings–are classified in Industry NAICS 512220, Integrated Record Production/Distribution;
  • Promoting and authorizing the use of musical works in various media–are classified in Industry NAICS 512230, Music Publishers;
  • Mass duplication services–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 334614, Software and Other Prerecorded Compact Disc, Tape, and Record Reproducing;
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of blank audio cassettes, tapes, and discs–are classified in Industry NAICS 423690, Other Electronic Parts and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers;
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of prerecorded audio cassettes, tapes, and discs–are classified in Industry NAICS 423990, Other Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers;
  • Managing the careers of artists–are classified in Industry NAICS 711410, Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures;
  • Providing facilities and technical expertise for recording musical performances–are classified in Industry NAICS 512240, Sound Recording Studios; and
  • Producing albums on contract as independent producers–are classified in Industry NAICS 711510, Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 512210

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with this classification. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Master recording leasing and licensing
  • Record producers (except independent)
  • Record production (except independent record producers) without duplication or distribution

Suggested Insurance Conversion Table for NAICS Code 512210

Looking for an insurance classification other than the North American Industry Classification System? If a company falls within the industry defined on this page, then the class codes mentioned below may be applicable. Please note that the bulleted cross-reference guide below is not authoritative. Users should have an insurance professional review to ensure proper insurance classification.

  • NCCI WC (Varies by state): 4431NAICS 512210
  • CA WC: 4922
  • DE WC: 0487
  • PA WC: 487
  • MI WC: 4923
  • NJ WC: 4431
  • NY WC: 4923
  • WY WC: 512210
  • GL: 58627
  • SIC: 8999

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The suggested cross reference guide for NAICS code 512210 is based on our research using the resources cited above.

Correlating Code Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code (Where you are now). If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

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NAICS Code 512210