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GETTING STARTED | BROWSE
Resources for those at the start of their music career, explaining how artists make money and build a fanbase, and introducing the different people and companies they work with along the way.




THE STREAMING BUSINESS | BROWSE
Resources about the streaming business, explaining how streaming works from a rights and royalties perspective, and discussing the key issues and debates about the digital music sector.




MUSIC COPYRIGHT | BROWSE
Resources about music copyright, explaining how copyright works in general, the ins and outs of music rights and music licensing, and the big disputes and developments you should know about.




MUSIC PIRACY | BROWSE
Resources about copyright infringement and the music industry’s long battle with online piracy, including the main legal arguments and precedents, and all the key cases and campaigns pursued by the music industry.




RECORD LABELS | BROWSE
Resources about record labels and the record industry, including the role of labels, distributors and label services companies, the deals they do with artists, and trends in the recorded music market.




LIVE MUSIC & TICKETING | BROWSE
Resources about the live sector, venues and the ticketing business, including how the live business works, and the latest developments and legalities impacting on the live music business.




MUSIC MARKETING & PR | BROWSE
Resources about music marketing and PR, looking at how artists build brands and an audience, how the music industry promotes its releases and shows, and why music marketing campaigns are changing.




MUSIC MEDIA | BROWSE
Resources about the music media, including key trends, challenges and debates in the music press, music radio, music television, podcasts and beyond, and the link between music media and the music industry.




DIRECT-TO-FAN | BROWSE
Resources about the direct-to-fan business and how artists go about building and then monetising the fan-relationships, including the data sources and platforms they use along the way.




MUSIC & BRANDS | BROWSE
Resources for brands or start-ups looking to work with music, explaining how the music industry and music rights work, and how music-brand relationships are put together and managed.




MUSIC EDUCATION | BROWSE
Resources about music education in all its many forms, looking at the role of music educators and music education organisations, and the link between education and the music industry.