NAICS Code 512290

NAICS 512290

NAICS Code 512290 – Other Sound Recording Industries

Definition of NAICS Code 512290: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing sound recording services (except record production, distribution, music publishing, and sound recording in a studio). Establishments in this industry provide services, such as the audio recording of meetings and conferences.

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Cross Reference Guide for Code 512290

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  • Producing records, including contracting with musical artists, arranging and financing the production of master recordings, and marketing the reproduction rights–are classified in Industry NAICS 512210, Record Production;
  • Releasing, promoting, and distributing sound 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;
  • Providing facilities and expertise for recording musical performance–are classified in Industry NAICS 512240, Sound Recording Studios;
  • Providing mass duplication of recorded products–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 334614, Software and Other Prerecorded Compact Disc, Tape, and Record Reproducing; and
  • Organizing and promoting the presentation of performing arts productions–are classified in Industry Group 7113, Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 512290

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.

  • Audio recording of meetings or conferences
  • Music program distribution, pre-recorded
  • Radio program tape production (except independent producers)
  • Recording books on tape or disc (except publishers)
  • Recording seminars and conferences, audio
  • Stock music and other audio services
  • Stock sound library (e.g., general background sounds, stock music)

Suggested Insurance Conversion Table for NAICS Code 512290

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  • NCCI WC (Varies by state): 4431NAICS 512290
  • CA WC: 4922
  • DE WC: 0487
  • PA WC: 487
  • MI WC: 4923
  • NJ WC: 4431
  • NY WC: 4923
  • WY WC: 512290
  • GL: 58627
  • SIC: 7389

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Correlating Code Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

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NAICS Code 512290