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.