Music is a cornerstone of the practice. We represent a number of established artists, producers and songwriters, as well as those providing business support such as agents and managers. We also represent record and publishing companies, and have a wealth of experience of how the music business and entertainment industries really work in a modern digital age. We also advise on music rights management and represent music television channels.
Film & Television
We represent a range of independent channels, production companies, animation studios, distribution companies, advertising agencies and creators. We provide commercial and legal advice across all programming genres and proactively work to enhance our clients' position within the context of ever evolving industry standards. We pride ourselves on our industry knowledge and relationships with key partners in the industry. Advice on all aspects of financing, development, production and distribution are covered including deal making and negotiation, rights management, E&O and compliance matters, clearance and intellectual property matters such as trade mark and copyright.
We represents actors, playwrights, and personalities in both theatre and television advising in relation to contracts, commissions and rights management. We also advise theatrical venues, investors, composers, lyricists, and designers taking care of all aspects of their business.
We advise on physical and digital format exploitation of media such as magazines, and social media, website terms and conditions, privacy and cookie policies, online service terms and conditions. We also provide advice and guidance on rights exploitation to creative designers and rights owners.
Brand, image & reputation protection and management
We have a wealth of experience in advising on reputation management to our wide range of clients which include recording artists and other well-known personalities. The practice deals with trade marks, domain names and brand protection generally.
Event Management, Set design and build and Music Festivals
We represent music festivals and production companies and are well versed in providing comprehensive advice relating to the set up, build, construction and management of events including construction law advice in relation to the negotiation of major building contracts.
We can guide you through the often opaque requirements of Ofcom, MCPS, PRS and other regulatory and statutory authorities and collection societies.