Music: The Business

Music: The Business : The Essential Guide to the Law and the Deals

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This essential and highly acclaimed guide, now updated and revised in its fifth edition, explains the possibilities and pitfalls of the British music industry, from the developments in new media, privacy, sponsorship and sampling to the expanding role of the internet and the dominance of digital music. Drawing on her extensive experience as a media lawyer, Ann Harrison offers a unique, expert opinion on the deals, the contracts and the business as a whole. She examines in detail the changing face of the music business and provides absorbing case studies of huge stars such as Robbie Williams, Ms Dynamite and Elvis Presley. Fascinating, practical and comprehensive, this is the bible for the music industry and indispensable reading for any musical more

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  • Electronic book text | 416 pages
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Digital
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753518651
  • 9780753518656

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"Harrison has cut a magnificent swathe through the legal jungle. Essential." * Record Collector * "The most comprehensive and accessible guide to the workings of the British music industry." * Daily Mirror * "An invaluable guide to the legal minefield" * Guitar Magazine * "An indispensable companion for any up-and-coming musician" * Future Music *show more

About Ann Harrison

Ann Harrison runs her own successful legal consultancy. Formerly she was head of the music group at a leading media and entertainment law firm. Ann specialises in copyright and contract law mainly for the 'talent' and entrepreneurial end of the business: artists, songwriters, producers, managers, independent record labels and more

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'Harrison has cut a magnificent swathe through the legal jungle. Essential.' Record Collector Fully revised and updated including the latest information on the impact of digital technology, Music: The Business remains the essential reference guide to the business of music. Whether you're a recording artist, songwriter, music business manager, industry executive, publisher, journalist, media student, accountant, lawyer or are simply fascinated by the music industry, Music: The Business will tell you what you need to know about how the UK music industry works. Authoritative and indispensable, Ann Harrison's essential work answers all the questions, decodes the jargon, gives the facts behind the headlines and reveals the real figures underlying the multi-million pound deals. Citing case studies of the biggest recording artists and songwriters, Ann uses her extensive expertise as a music lawyer to describe the precedents that have shaped the law today, to outline what you can expect to find in music business contracts and, in an age of rapid technological change, to show the options for the future. From recording and publishing deals, making a record, manufacture, distribution and marketing, to ways to harness the new media, branding, merchandising, moral rights and working in the music industry, this fascinating, practical and comprehensive guide could be one of the most important books you ever buy. Ann Harrison runs her own successful legal consultancy and was formerly head of the music group at a leading media and entertainment law more

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