Definition of white label in English:

white label

noun

  • A vinyl record which is supplied with a plain white label before general release for promotional purposes.

    • ‘‘Little Man’ had the overhaul from UK garage star Wookie and sold 10,000 white labels to the dance music underground.’
    • ‘Each of the white labels issued generated some slight interest in the track.’
    • ‘Following Skinner's development of a hugely original style, cool garage label Locked On put out 1,000 white labels and DJs such as Gilles Petersen went absolutely bananas.’
    • ‘Well, at least when they're not listening to white labels or reading Kierkegaard dissertations.’
    • ‘I remember when it was just a few white labels and look now!’
    • ‘We're still doing mixtapes and white labels all the time.’
    • ‘I was making white labels then, a mix of reggae and hip-hop.’
    • ‘Which means that all of us who aren't prowling Manhattan's East Village for white labels will have the pleasure of the Princess' company.’
    • ‘I showcased at The Cobden Club, celebrating the release of my white label - a cover of Joe Jackson's ‘Steppin Out’.’
    • ‘Now, he is concentrating his energies on hip-hop, producing his own videos, distributing white labels, mixtapes and founding his Illa State label.’
    • ‘A place where limited editions, white labels, one-offs and addresses on the backs of hands congregate to explode the myth of monoculture.’
    • ‘What you get when you buy ‘Nordic Days‘is a collection of new tracks, b-sides, remixes and white labels.’
    • ‘I'm preparing for the very large and apparently very popular gig tonight by revisiting my UKG compilation CD's and white labels.’
    • ‘Many producers bring white labels of their latest tunes fresh from the pressing plant and sell them exclusively at Rhythm Division before distributing them elsewhere.’
    • ‘But its foray didn't gain traction in the face of competition from the fleet-footed white labels.’
    • ‘We'd done our release - the white label - on July 14th 1989 and then we remixed the track off that EP and brought that out in November of 1989.’
    • ‘Music makers were encouraged via the website to send in their demos and white labels to Radio 1 for the opportunity to be played on the station.’
    • ‘He has a regular slot as a DJ at the local club and regularly boasts about the number of white labels that he has.’
    • ‘Grime entrepreneurialism has kept strictly yardish and short-term, based on white labels and appearances at raves.’
    • ‘A track from this will appear on 7inch single on the white label alongside Ann Shenton, and Kings Have Long Arms.’
    • ‘If you look closely, you can see them scouring second-hand stores, looking for buried treasure, scurrying from one specialty store to another, or muttering amongst themselves about imports and white labels.’