California Bankruptcy Laws-Learning How to Use Them

With this article we will explain the application of the
California bankruptcy laws and its exemptions; laws and how they work.
These California bankruptcy laws are taken from federal bankruptcy laws,
title 11 of the United States Code.

Melisa Jackson is a former
client of Personal Bankruptcy Avoidance, and she was wondering about
some issues with the California bankruptcy laws, thus Martin Rogers, our
specialist in bankruptcy will help her with this interesting topic.

Melisa Jackson:

How are the California bankruptcy laws organized?

Martin Rogers:

The California State is divided into four (4) bankruptcy districts
with four (4) bankruptcy courts named after each district. These courts
are:

– California Eastern bankruptcy court

– California Northern bankruptcy court

– California Southern bankruptcy court

– California Central bankruptcy court

Melisa Jackson:

How does the state of California deal with bankruptcy?

Martin Rogers:

California
bankruptcy laws allow people to pay secured loans; letting the owners
of the property recover and sell it at the normal market price after
paying the whole debt. People can find the California bankruptcy laws
exemptions in the exemptions chart.

California bankruptcy laws accept different kinds of exemptions.
There are two systems, 1 and 2. Every costumer has the right to choose
which one suits them best.

Melisa Jackson:

How do California bankruptcy exemptions help people?

Martin Rogers:

As
I mentioned before, California bankruptcy laws accept different kinds
of exemptions; system 1 and system 2. By using system 1, people receive
exemptions in homestead as follows amounts:

– From around $45,000 to 49,000 if the person is single and is not disable in any way

– From around $72,000 to 74,000 for families, and

– From around $122,000 to 124,000 for senior citizens

people also receive exemptions in personal properties as follows

– Bank deposits up to $1,900

– Buildings materials up to $1,900

– Motor vehicles up to $1,900

And
other belongings that go up to $4,800. System 1 also covers all types
of insurances, pension plans and official benefits such as health aid
and compensations. System 1 also covers wages of a minimum of 75%.

California
bankruptcy law System 2 is more different than System 1 because it
differs in some exemptions: homestead to $17,500 for all classes, motor
vehicle to $2,800, personal benefits to $17,500 and pension benefits
(only the ones qualified by ERISA) and this one goes up to $915.

Melisa Jackson:

Anybody living in the State of California can make use of the California bankruptcy laws?

Martin Rogers:

According
to the new California bankruptcy law that has taken effect on October
2005, anybody who wants to take advantage or make use of the California
bankruptcy exemptions, must prove to the state that he or she has lived
for as long as two years as a permanent resident in the state of
California. The person must have resided for that period before filing
for bankruptcy. Otherwise the person has to spend the 180 days prior to
the two year period.

The 2005 Bankruptcy Act within the
California bankruptcy laws states that it is required that all
individual debtors who file bankruptcy on or after October 17, 2005,
undergo credit counseling within six months before filing for bankruptcy
relief and complete a financial management instructional course after
filing bankruptcy.

Melisa Jackson:

Martin, what are the mandatory conditions to file for bankruptcy based on the California bankruptcy laws?

Martin Rogers:

On
a previous article of mine titled “Bankruptcy, Way Out or Deep
Problem”, a previous client of mine asked the same question in order to
know if he should consider filing for bankruptcy as a solution to his
financial situation, this is what I answered him:

“When you start thinking about filing for personal bankruptcy you
should live in a state for 90 days preceding the filing and you should
have less than $ 290,000 on total unsecured debt or less than $ 860,000
on secured debt. In October 2005 the new bankruptcy law went into
effect and established that consumers who earn less than the minimum
wage could still file for Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy. But people, who
earn more than that, need to apply for Chapter 13 bankruptcy type. This
one requires a repayment plan.”

Remember that bankruptcy as a
last resort tool can bring very unpleasant after effects. That is why
people must be certain of their decision and they should look for
professional advice.

Check these links to learn more:

http://www.personal-bankruptcy-avoidance.com/Bankruptcy/CA-California/Bankruptcy-CA-California.shtml

http://www.personal-bankruptcy-avoidance.com/Loans/CA-California/Loans-CA-California.shtml

Health Insurance Explained In Plain

Understanding health insurance and the health industry is much easier if you recognize some of the basic terminology and how it applies to you and your health insurance policy. If you have a health insurance plan and arent sure how it works or what the terminology means, take a few minutes to read the explanations below. Knowing these terms and what they mean to you can greatly aid you in dealing with your health care providers, insurance company, insurance agent, or during the health benefits shopping process.

Benefit Year
This is the 12-month period in which your benefits are calculated. Most insurance companies use a CALENDAR year, which is January 1 to December 31, but a few will use a 12 month period from when your policy goes into effect. For example, if your insurance goes into effect on June 1, the END of your benefit year is May 31. Make sure that you understand how your benefit year will be calculated.

Deductible
Deductible means the amount of money you must pay out of your pocket for medical expenses EACH YEAR before your health insurance begins paying out. Deductibles are usually reset to 0 at the beginning of each calendar or benefit year. Many insurance companies offer health plans that have benefits that are not subject to having to meet your deductible each year such as doctors office visits, immunizations, wellness or routine exams, etc. An easy way to remember what this term means and how it works is this:

When you have incurred medical expenses, all bills must be sent to the insurance company. When the insurance company looks at your bills, they then look at your policy and see how things are covered. They will then add up what the combined medical expenses have been for the year to date: determine what your deductible is and how much you have already paid towards meeting your deductible for the year, and pay out according to how your insurance policy says it will.

So in a nutshell, the insurance company is deducting your financial responsibility for medical expenses each year from the total combined medical expenses before they have any responsibility to pay outhence the term deductible.

Co-Pay
A co-pay is an amount that is paid by the patient to a provider at the time of service. It will either be a flat fee (like $15 or $20) or it can be a percentage of the service provided. The percentages or fee may vary depending on the type of service provided. A co-pay is different than coinsurance see next.

Coinsurance
Coinsurance is the percentage paid by the insurance company after you pay the deductible. Example: Your health insurance pays 70%, you pay 30%. The insurance company pays 70% coinsurance, you pay 30% coinsurance. Most health insurance policies will have a limit on the amount of coinsurance you have to pay out each year this is known as your Annual Coinsurance Maximum or Stop-loss.

Annual Coinsurance Maximum
After paying your deductible and after paying your coinsurance (classically 20% or 30% of medical expenses) to a certain dollar amount, your health insurance will pay 100% for the remaining costs in the calendar year. Example: After you pay your deductible, your health insurance pays 70% of medical expenses and you pay 30%. Once you reach the coinsurance maximum, you no longer pay 30% of the medical expenses because the insurance pays 100%.

Out of Pocket Maximum or Stop Loss
Stop Loss is the maximum amount of money you will have to pay out of your pocket in the benefit year.

Lifetime Maximum
This is the limit of the money the health insurance will pay out over your lifetime. Most major medical health insurance policies will be a $2 million lifetime maximum, while others will go as high as a $12 million lifetime maximum. In general, it is not recommended to have a policy with less than a $2 million lifetime maximum.

Office Visits
When you visit a doctor in their office they normally bill the health insurance company for an “office visit.” Most health insurance plans pay office visit expenses at the coinsurance (generally 70% or 80%) after the deductible. Some health insurance plans pay office visit expenses at the coinsurance rate but waive the deductible, which means you dont have to reach the deductible amount before they will cover their portion of the expense. Still other health insurance plans pay office visit expenses in full after a co-pay (usually $25 or $30). It should also be noted that office visits can be classified in two different categories. One category is usually called Routine Care, Wellness visits or Preventative care (see definition below). The other type of office visit is deemed as Medically Necessary (see definition below). Certain health insurance policies cover each of these types of visits differently and other plans do not cover them at all. If having these types of office visits covered by your health insurance policy is important to you, make sure you let your agent know so that they can help find the right plan for you.

Preventive Care
Preventive Care is classically defined as routine exams, immunizations, well child care, and cancer screenings. These include your yearly exams and checkups for things such as physicals, pap smears, mammograms, etc. Not all plans cover preventive care. It may not be a wise use of your money to have preventative care included in your plan if you never go to the doctor. A good health insurance agent can help you determine if this is necessary coverage for you.

Medically Necessary
These are the visits utilized for your smaller ailments such as colds, flu, ear infections or minor accidents. Not all plans cover medically necessary visits, so make sure you know if your policy includes these exams if you need them covered. You may consider purchasing accident insurance or adding a rider (explained below) to your policy to cover these types of issues.

Diagnostic Lab and X-Ray
These are tests involving laboratory or imaging services (such as x-ray, CAT scan, etc.) to diagnose a health problem. These services are usually paid at the coinsurance (typically 70% or 80%) after the deductible.

Chiropractic Care
When you visit a chiropractor for spinal manipulation or other services, these expenses are customarily paid at the coinsurance rate (70% or 80%) either after the deductible is met, or by waiving the deductible. Most health insurance plans limit the number of chiropractic visits/services to 10 or 12 per year especially if the deductible is waived. After this, additional visits are not paid by the health insurance plan, and you will be responsible for the full amount of the bill.

Inpatient or Outpatient Care
When you receive care from a hospital (inpatient or outpatient services), these expenses are customarily paid at the coinsurance rate (70% or 80%) after the deductible has been met.

Emergency Room
When you receive care from a hospital emergency room, these expenses are customarily paid at the coinsurance level (70% or 80%) after the deductible. Most health insurance plans also require you to pay an additional co-pay (commonly $75-$100) for each emergency room visit. A number of plans waive this additional co-pay if you are actually admitted to the hospital through the emergency room and the plan will pay as an inpatient service. A plan can sometimes be structured to have separate coverage for accidents as an additional rider (see definition below) to your policy.

Prescription Medications
Prescription medications can be classified as generic, brand name, or non-preferred brand name (see below for definitions). Please Note: Not all health insurance plans pay for prescription drugs, so if you already take prescription drugs or think you will need help in the future with prescription drugs, you will want to make sure that you are purchasing a plan that includes this coverage. Prescription drugs may be covered at the coinsurance rate (70-80%) after a deductible specifically for prescription drugs is met, other plans may include Prescription drugs in the total deductible for the plan.

Generic Medications
Drug manufacturers are permitted to sell a generic version of a medication after the patent expires for the brand name medication (generally 20 years after the brand name medication was registered). Generic medications are equivalent to the corresponding brand name medication, but are much less expensive than the brand name medication. Health insurance plans frequently provide better payment for generic medications as an incentive for you to ask for the generic version. About half of all prescription medications filled in the United States are filled with generic medications.

Brand Name Medications
Brand name medications are more expensive than generic medications. Most health insurance plans create a limited list of brand name medications that they will pay for and many health insurance plans also provide less coverage for brand name medications than for their generic counterparts.

Non-Preferred Brand Name Medications
Most health insurance plans create a limited list of brand name medications they will pay for. If your brand name medication is not on this list, it might be paid at a lower level under “Non-Preferred Brand Name Medications.”

Maternity
Some health insurance plans cover the cost of maternity, which includes doctor and hospital charges for prenatal care as well as labor and delivery. Maternity is expensive to add into a health insurance policy because it is considered a guaranteed expense for the insurance company. If a woman becomes pregnant, it is a safe bet that there is going to be medical expenses incurred! If there are no complications and the birth goes well, the insurance company will be out a large monetary portion of the cost of delivery and even more if there are problems with the delivery or the newborn. Insurance companies price maternity so that they can still maintain profits. In some cases it may be best to save your money and pay for the prenatal care and the delivery out of your own pocket (or on a credit card) and let the insurance cover the catastrophic events. The difference you save in the monthly cost of having maternity coverage may be well worth it to you. Remember, once you have a policy that covers maternity, you cant just remove the maternity coverage after the pregnancy is done! You will continue to pay for that maternity coverage for as long as you have that policy.

Mammography
Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system for the examination of breasts to detect early breast cancer in women experiencing no symptoms and to detect and diagnose breast disease in women experiencing symptoms. Current guidelines from the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the American Medical Association (AMA) recommend a screening mammography every year for women, beginning at age 40. Various plans will have automatic coverage for mammograms but some will not. Several states (like Washington State, for example) have specific guidelines that require companies to have coverage for mammograms in their policies as an automatic benefit.

Mental Health
Outpatient mental health services include visits to a licensed counselor, therapist, or psychiatrist. Inpatient mental health services include admission to a psychiatric hospital. Many plans do not cover mental health services.

Rehabilitation Therapy
Rehabilitation therapy may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, message therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, and chronic pain therapy. Most health insurance plans limit rehabilitation therapy to a certain number of visits per calendar year or to a certain dollar amount that they will pay for rehabilitation for either the year or for a lifetime.

Rider
Anything that changes the way your policy acts by default is called a Rider. A rider can be anything from an exclusion of coverage for a medical condition, or additional coverage for potential conditions. (As in an accident rider mentioned earlier in this report)

Occupational Coverage/On the job coverage
The largest portion of health insurance plans do not cover occupational related medical expenses. This can be a HUGE pitfall for self employed people. Always make sure that if you need to be covered while you are working that your plan will give you on the job coverage. If you get injured or sick while you are on the job and you do not have Workmans Compensation or Labor and Industries accident coverage, you may have to pay for ALL medical expenses out of your own pocket.

Vision Coverage
Vision coverage is usually broken into two parts: vision exam, and vision hardware. Vision exam benefits include the cost of a refractive exam used to test vision acuity (20/20, 20/40, etc.). Vision hardware represents the cost of eye glasses or contact lenses. A number of health insurance plans do not cover vision exams or hardware. However, medical issues relating to the health of the eye (like Glaucoma) are almost always covered under the regular medical portion of the health insurance plan.

Doctor Directory
Each insurance company will have a list of doctors that the company has negotiated terms for payment of services with. You can go to the insurance company’s website to find a listing of contracted preferred providers.

This information may help you understand a policy that you already have, or aid you in understanding a policy that you may be thinking about purchasing. The more knowledge you have about what the industry jargon means, the more you will be able to make informed decisions about the insurance you choose to use.

Loan Advice Available 24 hrs a day. 7 days a week.

Carlyle Finance, the UKs fastest growing independent Motor Finance Provider, launch their new loan advice web-site, branded as carloanadviser for the consumer and known as Virtual Business Manager to the Motor Dealer.

The website, which Carlyle has devised and developed in the UK (the company is part of a South African group), will offer car loan advice to the car buying public by demonstrating the various pros and cons of the various methods of funding a new car. This is done via innovative video and quotation technology.

Carlyle is already preparing to trial the use of finance booths in showrooms so that car buyers can consult the website themselves, in the showroom.

In its approach to dealers, Carlyle Finance stress the potential of benefiting a dealers profits by increasing finance sales and improving their levels of customer service and brand.

A Carlyle Finance spokesman said: “The VBM provides a dealership with online access to expertise in motor finance and car loan advice to help its customers arrange the finance deal they need to acquire their car.

“The dealer will be in control of the rates and terms and the online business manager will work to the parameters agreed with the local Carlyle Finance Account Manager.”

He said customers could manage their own proposal process online, either in the showroom or in their home. They keyed in information about their chosen car and followed prompts to identify their own ideal finance package.

Karl Werner, VBM project leader at Carlyle Finance, said: “For many dealerships there is a real role for a business manager, but many showrooms simply cannot justify the investment.

“Many customers browse online whenever they wish to find a car, he said. “Now they can sort out their finance with a dealer while discovering their car.”

Werner said VBM puts the customer in control so they can discover new financing options for themselves. All the dealership has to do is direct their customers to their website link. “We believe the benefits are significant,” he said. Customers can gain a huge amount of advice about what car to buy from numerous sources. However, the key challenge for many is gaining loan advice so to pay for their new car The carloanadviser website, or VBM as its known to the dealer, can illustrate the options to the customer any time and anywhere.

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Financial Infidelity What Is It

Although many are not familiar with the term financial infidelity, it has increasingly become a problem in many households across America. So what exactly is financial infidelity? Financial Infidelity occurs when one person in a committed relationship spends or hides money without disclosing it to their partner.

Like sexual infidelity, financial infidelity can destroy one’s marriage. Money problems are known to be one of the leading contributors to divorce. Financial infidelity happens to be at the top of the list of money problems that lead to divorce. Shockingly, Jennifer Brand, a family law specialist in Philadelphia, stated -I see more cases of divorce caused by financial infidelity than I do from sexual infidelity.-

So how many people out there are actually lying to their spouses about money? The numbers are surprisingly high. In a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive, the following results were revealed:

Approximately 1 out of 3 people admit to lying to their partners about finances
One in Four people state that their partners have withheld financial information
Three out of Four people surveyed stated that they fight at least occasionally about money
One in Four adults believe that financial infidelity is worse than sexual infidelity
96% of the group surveyed reported that it is both partners’ responsibility to be completely honest about financial issues.

The results indicate that financial infidelity is a serious problem. As one can imagine, any form of dishonesty in a relationship can lead to serious trust issues. Those trust issues can ultimately break down the emotional connection needed to make a relationship last. The reality is that the effects of financial infidelity on a relationship are no different and oftentimes worse than sexual infidelity. If you are having a problem with being completely honest around your finances with your partner or are having problems getting over financial infidelity in your relationship, you should consider working with a financial therapist.

Nikiya Spence is a licensed psychotherapist, certified money coach, and speaker. Nikiya specializes in helping individuals and couples transform their relationship with money. Visit her website at www.solutionsoflife.com or call 770-638-7145 for a free 30-minute no obligation consultation.

Bank write-offs double for bad credit card debt

The Bank of England has reported a significant rise in the amount of money that banks have written off as bad debts on their credit cards.

The Bank figures show that the total value of the write-offs doubled to 1.6bn in the third quarter of 2009.

In the first and second quarter, the figure had been around 800m. The total amount of credit card related write-offs totalled 3.2bn during 2008.08.

These unusually high figures are largely due to the recession and are an acknowledgement by the banks that defaulting borrowers will never repay the outstanding debts.

In comparison, the total amount of mortgages written off in 2008 was just 408m, while averaging 260m in each of the first three quarters of 2009.

Banks and other lenders put much larger sums, running into several billions of pounds, aside each year to cover potential losses on credit cards, mortgages, overdrafts, and personal loans.

“There was a one-off write-off of impaired credit card balances by one of the banking groups,” said a spokesman for the British Bankers’ Association.

David Black of the financial consultancy Defaqto, said that over the last four years, banks have been much more careful about who they will lend to.

“HSBC, NatWest and RBS will only offer new credit cards or unsecured loans to their current account customers,” he said.

“Banks also want to sweep bad news into one year’s accounts to make future years look better,” he added.

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In this world there is nothing which we can predict before, thus almost everything out this world is extremely unpredictable. Thus all we need is to be always prepared for any kind of attacks or diseases. Wide ranges of policies are there which concentrates on the several field of our livinghood.

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b) Dental Insurance: All insurances are brought down so as to disburse all kind of expenses which are especially related to the care of dental and this kind of insurance is termed as ‘dental insurance’. This category aids the patient in coping up with the sudden troubled dental case.

c) Auto Insurance: Auto insurance is also known as automobile insurance and it is explained with those type that gets purchased for the various automobile options like truck, car etc.

d) Pet Insurance: If you are having insurance for your adorable pets who is suffering from a prolonged illness, then their insurance will be allowing them to take the best care by availing the Pet Insurance since it will be allowing the pet owner with every kind of veterinary expenses. There are varieties which allow a grant in case if the pet is stolen, or is lost or even die suddenly.

e) Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is described as the plan which is tackled for any kind of potential losses caused during your travelling to some foreign countries or to your own country. These kind of insurances gets distributed especially when there are high risks of loss, theft, evacuation emergently, damaging of any personal possessions.

f) Life Insurance: A contract is created in between the insurer and insured. As per the contract goes, if the person who is holding the insurance dies, an amount will be provided to the family of the victim by the insurer. But to receive this kind of facilities the person who is opting to be insured will be making payment of premiums either monthly or weekly to the insurer.

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The Purchasing Process
The purchasing process begins with a Purchase Order (PO) created in the Magaya Supply Chain Solution, containing all the information about the order. The PO is sent to the manufacturer or supplier. Convert the PO into a Pickup Order. Then the merchandise is sent to the warehouse. When the cargo arrives, the Pickup Order can be automatically converted into a Warehouse Receipt (WR). The accounting department can instantly use the original PO to create a bill that goes to Accounts Payable and is later used to pay the provider.

The Sales Process
The sales process begins with a customers inquiry for merchandise and delivery. Create a Quotation in the Supply Chain Solution and email it to the customer. All the information from the Quotation can be converted into a Sales Order and automatically transferred to a shipping order. Local deliveries and international shipping can be processed with all trade documentation included such as the Bill of Lading, Air Waybill, Cargo Manifest and others. The details from the Quotation, Sales Order, and shipment are processed automatically through the integrated accounting system in the Magaya Supply Chain Solution. Invoices are automatically created and processed.
Main Feature Of The Warehouse Management System
Quotations
Delivery and storage prices included

Pickup Orders
Pickup and delivery charges included

Warehouse Receipts
Keep a record of arrival and location of cargo
Create tasks to receive and put away cargo using Magaya WMS Mobile

Cargo Releases
Keep a record of release date, time, and delivery carrier
Create tasks to Pick and Load orders using Magaya WMS Mobile

Warehouse Inspector
Define locations for receiving, storage, quality control, a holding area, etc.
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Inventory Control Software

Just-in-Time Inventory
Inventory Cycle and Physical Counts
Control Inventory by SKU and/or Serial Numbers

24-Hour Inventory Visibility
Available to your customers in real-time via Magaya
Automatic Billing
Charges are calculated automatically by the Tariff feature
Invoices are created automatically by the Recurrent Invoicing feature

Integrated Accounting System Features
Accounts Receivable
Accounts Payable
Banking and Checking
Financial Reports
Collections Reports
Multicurrency options

Building A Record Label

Record labels continue to consolidate and internal departments continue to merge. However, it is important for future record industry executives to have some idea of the internal mechanisms that exist within a major label. In fact, independent labels have to incorporate many of the same responsibilities within their infrastructure in order to compete in todays marketplace.

Some of the departments may seem obvious to some of the more experienced readers. However, even you can benefit from knowing what tasks need to be tackled and accomplished in order to be a fully functional recording labelindependent or major.

It is important to remember that a record company is defined by foundational concepts:
1. Equity in the copyright of the sound recording
2. An ability to promote
3. An ability to distribute

Keeping these underlying concepts in mind, a label can then be about anything the owners want it to be about. Many people hate to concede to the idea that a record label is ultimately about making money, then hopefully about making great music. Although, the latter has been falling farther and farther behind in todays marketplace.
Suffice it to say, the labels departments must also be working toward the common goal in their own ways. Below is a general list of departments within a record label and the responsibilities of each department. Remember with smaller labels, departments are smaller and therefore, many tasks are accomplished by fewer people.

CEO
1. Crafts strategy and implements agenda of corporate parent company
2. May not be involved in day-to-day operations
3. May be responsible for the business affairs of all affiliated labels under the corporate umbrella
4. Reports to executive at corporate parent company

PRESIDENT
1. Responsible for entire record label
2. Reports to CEO
3. Less removed than CEO and may be involved in day-to-day operations and high profile signings

BUSINESS AFFAIRS
Responsible for all contract negotiations and legal affairs

FINANCE/ACCOUNTING
Responsible for all financial functions, payroll, royalty accounting and financial reporting

LABEL LIAISON
1. One person or a small group of people
2. Serves as liaison between record companys distribution company and the record company
3. Helps decide when to release an album and makes sure it doesnt conflict with any other labels the record company owns

A&R
1. Finds new artists (works with a research team to uncover important market research statistics/numbers)
2. Finding artists material
3. Liaison between artist and all other departments of the record company
4. Coordinates across departments for projects
5. Product Manager (your manager within the label)

PROMOTIONS
1. Primary function is to service radio stations with product and secure airplay
2. Manages independent promoters and contractors
3. Works closely with radio stations on contests, concerts, giveaways, etc.
4. Works closely with new media and marketing

SALES
1. Primary function is to service retail with product and oversee retail initiatives
2. Services national and independent accounts
3. Instrumental in planning release schedule, initial unit volume, and solicitation strategies
4. Works closely with marketing and promotion to track radio airplay

MARKETING
1. Creates strategic marketing plan for the company as well as, specific artists and their releases
2. Instrumental in seeking strategic alliances for the label (Consumer Products, advertising, radio/tv/film)

PUBLICITY
1. Gets the word out
2. Writes press releases
3. Helps secure personal appearances radio interviews, television exposure, featured articles
4. Works with artists independent publicist if applicable

NEW MEDIA
1. Responsible for dealing with some of the newer aspects of the music business
2. Creates Online Presence social networks, online reviews and feature, blogs, website, streaming music, etc.
3. Responsible for producing and creating music videos for the artist

MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION
1. Coordinates
2. Pressing
3. Packaging
4. Shipping
5. Warehousing and Inventory Management
6. Digital Distribution
7. Rack Jobbers, One Stops, Record Clubs

The aforementioned departments and their tasks are for general reference only. Each specific label has their own way of accomplishing tasks, assigning names to departments, and ultimately selling product. However, note the information, use it to perhaps build your labels infrastructure or to possibly look for a position in the music business, and then build upon it for further success in the music business.