The firm’s expertise in relation to the music industry goes back decades. Our Music Team represent clients active in the music industry, theatre and related areas of the performing arts. Copyright is at the root of many of our clients' businesses and the group provides a comprehensive service to those individuals and commercial enterprises whose creative activities depend largely on the protection of their creative endeavours.
Recent technological changes have brought new challenges to many of our clients. The Internet has no doubt provided new opportunities as well as challenges in the form of peer to peer networks, DRM issues, illegal downloads and online streaming. Whilst technology may have forced those in the music industry to change and adapt their business models, the issues and conflicts arising are still related to copyright and its exploitation.
The Group offers a full range of services including:
- Advertising music
- Artists and performers
- Composing and composers
- Computer games
- Computer software
- Copyright Tribunals
- Film Music
- Financing Agreements
- Group structures
- Interactive media
- Licensing agreements
- Management contracts
- Merchandising and personality rights
- Music Publishing
- Music videos
- Partnership agreements
- Partnership disputes
- Performance rights
- Recording and Record Production
- Theatre music
- Rights clearance
In addition to alternative dispute resolution procedures the team are experienced in litigating cases before the courts at all levels. They also specialise in appearances before the Copyright Tribunal and in resolving disputes involving PRS for Music.
- Copyright Term Extension Update
- The Music Business Survival Guide
- Safe Harbour for YouTube in the US
- Court of Appeal backs Copyright Tribunal Judgment of CSC Media Group v Video Performance Limited
- Coalition acts to boost creative growth!
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