Music: The Business. The Essential Guide to the Law & the Deals Revised

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Are you a recording artist, songwriter, music business manager, music industry executive, publisher, music/TV/radio journalist, media student, accountant or lawyer? Are you fascinated by the world of the music industry that fills out daily papers? If the answer is yes, Music: The Business will tell you everything you need to know. Fully revised and updated to embrace the new challenges of the Internet downloads, ringtones and the huge changes at the major labels, this indispensable book answers all the questions, demystifies all the jargon, reveals the facts behind the headlines and the real figures underlying those multimillion pound deals, while offering practical and essential help and advice.

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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 firm.

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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 publishers.

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