dummy record

dummy record

[′dəm·ē ′rek·ərd]
(computer science)
Meaningless information that is stored for some purpose such as fulfillment of a length requirement.
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In addition to production, Lyman is part owner of Side One Dummy Record Company, which has an impressive roster including Irish band Flogging Molly, punk icons Suicidal Tendencies, and swing favorites Royal Crown Review.
The market has validated Jaffe's assertion; last week he announced Altnet's agreement to distribute music from six respected independent labels online, including Epitaph, Records, Koch Records, Militia Group, Side One Dummy Records, Palm Pictures and Vagrant Records.