CAROL ISHERWOOD - SHOOSMITHS CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
PANEL TOPICS – HOW TO BUILD YOUR A TEAM - AN ARTISTS GUIDE TO BUDGETS, CONTRACTS & LAW
Carol is an Associate in Shoosmiths Creative Industries Team based in Manchester. The team has a Tier 1 Legal 500 ranking for Media and Entertainment and has been shortlisted for UK law firm of the year in the Music Week Awards 2018 and 2019. Carol specialises in advising creative and digital businesses on IP issues and commercial contracts and has particular experience in music law. Her clients include musicians, music managers, producers, festivals and independent record labels. As well as advising on contractual matters e.g. management agreements, recording and publishing agreements, Carol has successfully acted in a large number of high value cases including music manager disputes, band partnership disputes and copyright infringement claims.
Carol is a regular speaker at music industry events and has been a panellist at Music Managers Forum induction days, Liverpool Sound City, FAC/CMU:DIY Artist Entrepreneur Days and at events organised by the PRS. Carol has also provided music law lectures at BIMM.
Prior to becoming a lawyer Carol was the lead singer/songwriter in a signed band and subsequently worked in music management for several years.