Recording

We provide advice to talent, record labels and distributors of content, on agreements relating to the licence, acquisition and use of performers’ recording rights.

  • Recording agreements including record deals, production agreements, label service agreements and distribution agreements
  • Contributor agreements such as producer agreements, featured artist agreements, performer agreements, release forms
  • Licence agreements for use of recordings including synchronisation agreements
  • Sample clearances

Merchandise

We advise people of public interest and their partners on the creation, manufacture, distribution and collaboration involved in launching a range of products associated with the talent.

  • Merchandising agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Book publishing agreements
  • Collaboration agreements with brands
  • Licence of talent’s rights in respect of their name, likeness and image
  • Protection of any creative assets created

Professional Relationships

We work to ensure the relationships between the talent and their representatives or collaborators are defined, transparent and documented.

  • Management agreements
  • Agency agreements
  • Production deals
  • Band agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Shareholder agreements

Social Talent

Many of our clients naturally attract influencer opportunities and we help them, and their representatives, navigate this space.

  • Endorsement agreements
  • Sponsorship agreements
  • Collaboration agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Compliance with regulations

Publishing

We advise songwriters, publishers, administrators and those who wish to licence or commission song rights for whatever purpose.

  • Publishing and administration agreements
  • Licence agreements for the use of compositions including synchronisation agreements
  • Custom music agreements
  • Catalogue transfers
  • Contributor agreements
  • Song clearances (in respect of the underlying composition and lyrics)

Brand Partnerships

We advise talent, brand agencies, brands, platforms and promoters on a range of commercial agreements.

  • Sponsorship agreements
  • Endorsement agreements
  • Collaboration agreements
  • Branded content agreements

Live Performances

We advise talent and their representatives on the deals they are offered relating to their live performances and how those agreements interact with their wider business and contracts.

  • Agency agreements
  • Performance agreements
  • Broadcast / live streaming agreements
  • Venue agreements
  • Touring personnel agreements
  • Ancillary provisions under other agreements

Investment

We advise investors from all industries on companies and individuals of interest within the music industry, by working with them to understand the complexities of the music ecosystem. We also advise our music industry clients on the investment proposals they receive with a view to helping them select the best commercial opportunity for their unique circumstances.