labelmate

noun
la·​bel·​mate | \ ˈlā-bəl-ˌmāt How to pronounce labelmate (audio) \

Definition of labelmate

: a singer or musician who records for the same company as another

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Some arena-sized K-Pop acts like Twice (headlining the Forum on July 17) are still unsigned by U.S. labels, and emerging acts like TXT (labelmates of BTS at Big Hit Entertainment in Seoul) could be up next. August Brown, Detroit Free Press, "K-Pop is storming U.S. record biz, but can it fully cross over?," 5 July 2019 Some arena-sized K-Pop acts like Twice (headlining the Forum on July 17) are still unsigned by U.S. labels, and emerging acts like TXT (labelmates of BTS at Big Hit Entertainment in Seoul) could be up next. August Brown, latimes.com, "American record biz goes all-in on K-Pop, but crossover challenges remain," 3 July 2019 Most of my people that are labelmates are signed to Gucci. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "03 Greedo on His New Album 'The Wolf of Grape Street,' His Love for Paramore & Why He Lost Respect for Timbaland," 12 Mar. 2018 The indie pop singer-songwriter feted the release of his sophomore LP, Blue Madonna, in January via Interscope Records, which featured a collaboration with labelmate Lana Del Rey and followed his 2015 debut Dopamine. Nick Williams, Billboard, "Listen to Børns' #TBT Mixtape, Featuring the Songs 'Embedded' in His Musical DNA," 12 July 2018 But first, the basics: Pusha T has long had beef with fellow rapper Lil Wayne, Drake’s labelmate on Cash Money Records. Bridget Read, Vogue, "This Was the Year of Celebrity Feuds," 26 Dec. 2018 They're joined by labelmates Bee Bee Sea, the Atom Age and Mean Motor Scooter. Ed Masley, azcentral, "Phoenix local music picks: Anarbor, Eyes Set to Kill, Fayuca, Jared & the Mill, Bear Ghost," 7 July 2018 West and Pusha T are both on West’s G.O.O.D. Music label; their labelmate Teyana Taylor also released a short record: K.T.S.E., at 22 minutes. Meagan Fredette, refinery29.com, "Drake’s Cryptic Billboards Hint At A Double Release — But Should He Bother?," 23 June 2018 They’ll be supported by the rest of their labelmates, including ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and more. Bethany Ao, Philly.com, "7 days of things to do in Philadelphia from June 3 to 9," 31 May 2018

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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