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The music and entertainment industry is a constantly changing digital landscape that can be transformed at the click of a mouse. You need support from people who can help you stay ahead of the curve, while safeguarding your creative ideas and commercial interests from very real risks.

Protect your intellectual property

Intellectual property is all about the business of keeping what’s yours, yours. It covers a wide range of legal issues relating to the creation and delivery of creative work across all channels, including music and entertainment made available through any media. From compositions and contracts to trademarks and copyright, there is action you need to take and issues you need to be aware of to make sure your interests have benefit from the best possible protection.

Understand what you’re signing up to

You might be just trying to break into the business, or already a high profile household name. Whatever the case, before you agree to anything, you need advice from people who know what they’re talking about.

And that’s where we can help. Our dedicated team of specialists is passionate about music and entertainment, with extensive experience and many contacts in the industry. We can explain the pros and cons of a situation or opportunity, make sure you understand the obligations and provide the up-front information you need to make a fully informed decision.

The right kind of reputation

Contact us and you’ll see why we’re so well known in the business for our dynamic expertise and creative approach. And why we’re ranked so highly by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500, the two leading independent guides to the legal profession.

Clients we’ve worked closely with include:

  • So Sure Recordings
  • Defected Records
  • Paul McGee
  • Fortitude Music
  • Elle Exxe
  • Lab

Our recent experience and activities include:

  • Advising a record label on its various recording, featured artist and remix agreements.
  • Advising on and negotiating management and synchronisation deals for singer/songwriters.
  • Negotiating brand/artist collaborations and sponsorships
  • Advising on appearances and performances
  • Advising international brands on IP strategy and management
  • Advising well-known artists, photographers and authors on protection and exploitation of their IP rights, exhibitions and publishing.
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“Neil has been a superb source of advice, support and help over the last two years. The team’s input has made a distinct material difference to a range of different issues faced by our growing business.”

Justin Robson, Head of Business Affairs, Defected Records

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