Music: The Business (7th edition)

Music: The Business (7th edition) : Fully Revised and Updated, including the latest developments in music streaming

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This essential and highly acclaimed guide, now updated and revised in its seventh edition, explains the business of the British music industry.

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 industry and provides absorbing and up-to-date case studies.

Whether you're a recording artist, songwriter, music business manager, industry executive, publisher, journalist, media student, accountant or lawyer, this practical and comprehensive guide is indispensable reading.

Fully revised and updated. Includes:
* The current types of record and publishing deals, and what you can expect to see in the contracts
* A guide to making a record, manufacture, distribution, branding, marketing, merchandising, sponsorship, band arrangements and touring
* The most up-to-date information on music streaming, digital downloads, online marketing and piracy
* An in-depth look at copyright law and related rights
* Case studies illustrating key developments and legal jargon explained.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 37mm | 615g
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 7th Seventh Edition, Seventh ed.
  • 0753548208
  • 9780753548202
  • 174,684

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"The most comprehensive and accessible guide to the workings of the British music industry"
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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 *
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About Ann Harrison

Ann Harrison runs her own successful legal consultancy. Former head of the music group at a leading media and entertainment law firm, she specialises in copyright and contract law for artists, producers, managers and publishers.
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