This is the fourth edition of this book about the business of the Australian music industry. The music business has suffered continuing upheaval since the last edition in 2006. Even then, the commercial and copyright landscape was changing rapidly. Despite the challenges, the industry has seen great innovation and change. If you operate in the business, you need a sound grasp of the underlying commercial and intellectual property principles upon which the whole enterprise is founded. Those who do not appreciate, for example, how the legal principles of copyright and contract intersect with the latest social media phenomenon are doomed to be left behind.... or worse. Many key practical questions are explored and explained for the benefit of the newcomer, the seasoned professional and every interested person in between. Highly detailed and comprehensive, yet easy to understand, this book is the indispensible industry bible. It has been for almost a decade, and through four editions. No serious musician, manager or industry player should be without it.