Rising Stars

Media: Music in London

Bray & Krais, Solicitors

Big-name music artists turn to Bray & Krais, Solicitors for its expertise in commercial arrangements, disputes, reputation management and IP issues. Richard Bray specialises in music sector contracts, brand deals and licensing agreements, which are often of a cross-border nature, owing to the global presence of the firm's clients. Mark Krais handles international branded live events and is the first port of call for various brands, agencies, charities and promoters across the globe. Simon Dixon advises up-and-coming artists across all their commercial activities - an area in which Jonny Petch further excels. On the contentious side, Simon Goodbody is the main contact. Associate Kelvin Nana joined from Van Straten Solicitors in September 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Mark Krais; Richard Bray; Simon Dixon; Simon Goodbody; Jonny Petch

Autres avocats clés:

Kelvin Nana

Les références

‘Very experienced experts in the field of music.’

‘Richard Bray has a very collaborative approach.’

Principaux clients

Sony Music Publishing (UK) Limited

Rokstone Music Limited

Polar Patrol Music Limited

Spirit-B Unique JV SARL

Ed Sheeran MBE

Steven McCutcheon

John McDaid



Rolling Stones

Take That


Elton John

Principaux dossiers

  • Acting for Ed Sheeran in a copyright infringement matter concerning the most streamed song of all time, ‘Shape of You’.
  • Advising Harrison “Aitch” Armstrong on commercial matters including recording and Distribution arrangements with Universal and an endorsement deal with McDonalds.
  • Advising Flo on their commercial activities.


A market leader across the entire spectrum of music, Clintons has expertise in commercial, contentious and rights acquisition matters. Charles Gerada – head of the firm’s corporate department – is the main contact in the latter space, where he is often supported by Chris Coates on high-profile and high-value transactions. Berkeley Edwards heads up the commercial division, which includes Andrew Myers, Peter Button and Nicky Stein, among others, all of whom are experienced commercial representatives of global musical talent. Andrew Sharland is the main point of contact on the contentious side and is a regular advisor to leading musicians, songwriters, managers and producers, as well as multinational and independent record, publishing, management, live event and digital media companies; he is often supported by senior associate Blake Wilner.

Responsables de la pratique:

Berkeley Edwards; Andrew Sharland; Charles Gerada

Autres avocats clés:

Andrew Myers; Peter Button; Nicky Stein; Victoria Wood; Alastair Kenwood; Karim Bouzidi; Chris Coates; Sam Sparrow; Blake Wilner

Les références

‘An incredibly efficient, responsive and experienced firm.’

‘Charles Gerada was good to work alongside – he had great industry knowledge and a practical approach to getting the deal done.’

‘One thing that distinguishes Clintons is that they not only tenaciously represent their clients in achieving their legal objectives, but they do so with an uncommon and respectful consideration for who the clients are and in how they would like to be represented.’

Principaux clients

Lewis Capaldi



Daft Punk

The 1975

Max Richter

Fred again…

The Who

Liam Gallagher

Charlie XCX

Declan Colgan Music Limited

Bastille / Dan Smith

Chrissie Hynde

Ministry of Sound

James Bay


Hipgnosis Songs Fund

Defected Records Limited

Amy Thomson

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Declan Colgan Music Limited in a dispute with Def Jam Recordings (a division of Universal Music Group), arising out of a licence to use a sample of a well-known recording by King Crimson in the 2010 release by Kanye West, “Power”.
  • Representing Daniel Ward on a dispute regarding the commission payable under the management arrangements between the client and members of the band, Gabriels.
  • Advised renowned DJ Simon Dunmore on the sale of house music indie label, Defected Records.

Lee & Thompson LLP

Lee & Thompson LLP‘s client roster spans the generations, from heritage acts such as Depeche Mode and Roxy Music, in addition to the biggest artists of today such as Harry Styles, Little Mix and Dave, through to emerging talents including Wet Leg and Yungblud; the latter being an area in which Liv Lyons excels. The team also acts for music organisations, publishers and record labels, and collection societies. Lawrence Engel is a regular fixture on non-contentious matters; he co-heads the practice with dispute resolution head Dominic Bray. Lizzie Payne-James has a track record of work for well-known artists, while Tim Fowler‘s expertise can be seen in contractual matters, including recording, publishing, management, production and live performance agreements. On the contentious side, experienced litigators Gordon Williams and Martyn Bailey come recommended.

Responsables de la pratique:

Lawrence Engel; Dominic Bray

Autres avocats clés:

Gordon Williams; Martyn Bailey; Lizzie Payne James; Liv Lyons; Tim Fowler; Mike Brookes; Will Everett

Les références

‘This firm has excellent music coverage.’

‘Dominic Bray has the necessary technical knowledge and expertise to deal with cases extremely effectively.’

‘Mark Stafford has experience working with the PPL and PRS on the enforcement of sound recording and composition copyrights, so he knows the industry well.’

Principaux clients

Steve Jones and Paul Cook (Sex Pistols)

Kathy Sledge (Sister Sledge)

Harry Styles

Lana Del Rey




Depeche Mode

Wet Leg

Years & Years

Contestants of The Voice

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Harry Styles across all legal matters including touring, recording, music publishing and his commercial partnerships.
  • Advising Wet Leg across all legal matters including recording, music publishing, band arrangements and merchandise.
  • Ongoing advice to Kathy Sledge in connection with the long-running dispute with her sister, Debbie Sledge, regarding rights in the SISTER SLEDGE brand.

Russells Solicitors

Russells Solicitors is an expert in catalogue sales and has an enviable client base which includes major record companies, publishers, producers, agencies, established and up-and-coming artists and writers. Music head Gavin Maude works with artists and executives and focuses on emerging talent (an area in which Jo Brittain is further instructed), although is also well-placed to advise film production and digital start-up companies, while litigation head Steven Tregear specialises in copyright infringement, contractual and audit claims. Maude and Tregear co-head the practice with managing partner Simon Esplen, who represents various music clients on commercial and contractual matters. Other recommended individuals include Ryan Vince, who is known for building long-term relationships with entrepreneurial clients, corporate head Chris Gossage and senior consultant Chris Organ. Experienced litigator Henry Priestley joined from RPC in December 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Simon Esplen; Gavin Maude; Steven Tregear

Autres avocats clés:

Chris Organ; Chris Gossage; Jo Brittain; Chloe Forsyth; Ryan Vince; Henry Priestley; Simon Jordan; Ally Horn; Elizabeth Scandrett; Mark Walker; Alex Cole

Les références

‘Russells are the best we have worked with – easily contactable and quick to react.’

‘They have a very diverse and strong client base and attract a considerable amount of new talent as their reputation and client roster is compelling.’

‘Jo Brittain is always available and very responsive. Though a very tough and thorough negotiator, he is fair and reasonable. He attracts very compelling clients as he is known as not only an excellent lawyer but as a music lover, who musicians and artists are able to relate to.’

Principaux clients

George Michael’s Estate / George Michael Entertainment


Arctic Monkeys

Florence and the Machine

Universal Music Group


Clean Bandit

Roger Waters


Amy Winehouse’s Estate

Kobalt Music

Sam Fender

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe


Wolf Alice

Domino Recording Company Ltd

Sam Fender

BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd

Primal Scream

Warner Music Group


Stock Aitken Waterman

Trevor Horn

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Coldplay on its global touring arrangements for the ‘Music of the Spheres’ tour, including all supplier agreements, sponsorship agreements and arrangements surrounding the group’s related sustainability initiatives.
  • Acted for the owners of Bob Marley’s music copyrights (Blue Mountain / Primary Wave / Blackwell Fuller / Fifty-Six Hope Road Music Limited) in High Court litigation commenced by Cayman Music Ltd.
  • Advising Wolf Alice on its new recording arrangements with Sony.

Simkins LLP

Simkins LLP has a particular focus on catalogue sales and acquisitions pertaining to music publishing rights and sound recordings. Managing partner Euan Lawson – known for his music expertise in both a commercial and corporate context – heads up the division, which also has a thriving talent practice including established and up-and-coming acts, in addition to acting for the estates of well-known musicians. Disputes head Paddy Gardiner is noted for his involvement in complex IP issues – an area in which Ed Baden-Powell is further instructed alongside his commercial contract work. Also within the team is the experienced litigator Tom Iverson and Ed Weidman, an expert in non-contentious matters.

Responsables de la pratique:

Euan Lawson

Autres avocats clés:

Paddy Gardiner; Ed Baden-Powell; Tom Iverson; Nick Eziefula; Ed Weidman

Les références

‘Simkins are one of the leading specialist firms in music. They have an excellent team, with deep industry knowledge and a thorough understanding both of their clients’ needs and the specialist areas of law involved.’

‘Paddy Gardiner is an outstanding practitioner in this field – knowledgeable and experienced, with a command of the most complex cases.’

‘Paddy Gardiner has very sound strategic and tactical judgment.’

Principaux clients

Becky Hill

Bella Figura Music

Blantyre Capital

BMG Rights

Cutting Edge

Def Leppard

Experience Hendrix

Iron Maiden

One House


Phonographic Performance Limited

PRS for Music

PRS Members Fund

The Extreme Music Library

The Spice Girls

Universal Music Group


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised the artist P!NK on her European Tour for 2023.
  • Advised Experience Hendrix and Sony Music in the defence of a claim for ownership of copyrights and royalties made by Jimi’s former bandmates in The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
  • Advised BMG Rights on the acquisition of the key music interests of the Scottish rock band, Simple Minds, and the acquisition of Jean-Michel Jarre’s publishing catalogue.

Baker McKenzie

Recent work for Baker McKenzie‘s music division involves commercial licensing deals, corporate acquisitions, disputes and IP issues for leading tech, social media and streaming giants across the globe. Ben Allgrove leads the regulatory, IP and privacy litigation side of the practice, together with fellow co-head William Holder whose transactional expertise benefits a broad range of global media and entertainment businesses. Newly promoted partner John Groom comes recommended for his focus on copyright, digital media and new technologies.

Responsables de la pratique:

Ben Allgrove; William Holder

Autres avocats clés:

John Groom

Les références

‘Extremely commercial and responsive – they have an understanding of both the tensions and complexities of the tech and music sectors.’

‘Their entire team is of a high calibre.’

‘John Groom’s knowledge of the tech and creative industries gives him a unique perspective on the issues that companies are facing. He is a pleasure to deal with, and just as with Ben Allgrove, is able to provide a holistic view of the regulatory landscape because of his broad awareness.’

Principaux clients



Egmont Publishing


Hutch Games

IMG / Endeavor

Index Ventures

Inspired Entertainment








Sovereign Films


Take Two Interactive

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised ORFIUM on the acquisition of Soundmouse, a global leader in music cue sheet reporting and monitoring for the broadcast and entertainment production space.

Bird & Bird LLP

Bird & Bird LLP's Phil Sherrell is a renowned litigator in the content and brands space, and has enormous experience handling high-value and high-profile trademark and copyright infringement litigation. He was recently appointed as head of the firm's London office after a number of years leading the international media, entertainment and sports sector group. The team also advises on complex catalogue acquisitions and other non-contentious matters encompassing the UK and wider European music sectors. Broadcasting head Richard McMorris and corporate transactional expert Simon Fielder are also names to note.

Responsables de la pratique:

Phil Sherrell

Autres avocats clés:

Richard McMorris; Simon Fielder; Bryony Hurst

Principaux clients

Epic Games




Activision Blizzard

Palma Pictures

Warner Bros. Discovery




Aser Media

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented TuneIn in a high-profile copyright claim brought against them by Sony Music and Warner Music.


Key names at CMS include John Enser, whose work covers the licensing of music rights, with a track record of work on UK Copyright Tribunal cases, while media co-head Paul Guite advises music clients on corporate matters.

Autres avocats clés:

John Enser; Paul Guite

Hamlins LLP

Under the leadership of Martin Ochs, Hamlins LLP is a go-to firm for festival organisers and leading UK music collecting societies, such as the Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) and the Performing Right Society (PRS), on all contentious music requirements. The team further handles the protection and exploitation of IP rights within the music space, and boasts a broad client roster comprising various musicians, publishers, talent managers, film composers, authors and celebrities.

Responsables de la pratique:

Martin Ochs

Autres avocats clés:

Callum Galbraith; Christopher Hutchings

Les références

‘In-depth expertise of IP law.’

‘Martin Ochs is smart and user friendly.’

‘The firm has unrivalled knowledge of sound recording and music publishing copyright as well as immense experience of enforcement by obtaining default judgments for injunctions and enforcing them by committal applications.’

Principaux clients



PPL PRS Limited

George Lowden Guitars

Trademark & Rightsholders Against Piracy (TRAP)

David Nicoll

Bravado International Group

Justin Hawkins


Sharleen Spiteri

All Media Music

Warner Music Group

Adam Ficek

Rafferty Law

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Lowden Guitars on brand management and on its collaboration with Ed Sheeran for the Sheeran by Lowden brand, which included the protection of IP and ownership structure.
  • Advice to TRAP on anti-counterfeiting, prosecution and online brand protection measures for TRAP Worldwide.
  • Advising PPL PRS Limited, the joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music, on public performance licensing and the collection of royalties for the industry.

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Harbottle & Lewis LLP's is a regular port of call for some of the UK's leading artist, producer and songwriter talent, independent record and publishing companies, managers, promoters, executives and digital platforms. Reflective of practice head and commercial expert Kieran Jay 's expertise, the team advises talent on all aspects of their careers, including management agreements, record, distribution and publishing deals, endorsement deals, merchandise deals and joint ventures.

Responsables de la pratique:

Kieran Jay

Principaux clients



Central Cee

Little Simz

Jess Glynne

Katherine Jenkins

Paolo Nutini


Daniel Avery


Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Jess Glynne on her new exclusive worldwide recording agreement with EMI Records.
  • Advised Stormzy on his new significant endorsement partnership with Adidas.

Level Law

Level Law‘s presence in the music sector has recently been boosted with the  additions of experienced litigator John Reid and digital and social media expert Mark Ashelford, both of whom joined from Russells Solicitors. Raffaella De Santis specialises in digital music in the growing spheres of artificial intelligence (AI) and the metaverse; she handles recording, publishing, management, live performance and touring agreements, as well as digital licensing, podcasts and live streaming matters. The commercially focused Halina Wielogorska advises leading artists and entrepreneurs on all aspects of their prospective careers.

Autres avocats clés:

Halina Wielogorska; Raffaella De Santis; Irving David; Rochelle Winn; Mark Ashelford; John Reid

Les références

‘Raffaella de Santis is conscientious, pragmatic, and is able to turn agreements around to tight deadlines. It makes a big difference knowing that she understands the commercial realities of certain situations and can give focused and practical advice.’

‘The team is exceptionally able, willing and personable when it comes to all aspects of their practice. They operate well as a team and are always available to offer valuable insight and perspectives when it comes to new areas of law.’

‘As a team I cannot rate them highly enough.’

Principaux clients


Dylan Mills (Dizzee Rascal)

YourWorld Holdings

Wolverhampton Wanderers


SiFi Productions

Warner Music Entertainment

Never Never Productions

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Morrissey on a new studio record and catalogue exploitation contract with Capitol Records in the US.
  • Advised Warner Music Entertainment on the production and distribution agreements for the ‘Liam Gallagher: Knebworth 22’ documentary.
  • Represented Dizzee Rascal on a number of commercial transactions and the renegotiation of his existing exclusive song writing agreement with Notting Hill Music.

Lewis Silkin

Lewis Silkin‘s music group works with a number of leading labels, digital & mobile services, brands and rights-owners across the globe. Cliff Fluet‘s music expertise can be seen in matters pertaining to AI and blockchain, and more increasingly NFTs and the Metaverse, while Alan Hunt is a go-to for the protection and exploitation of IP rights and the drafting and negotiation of commercial and tech agreements. In addition to his specialism in theatrical productions, consultant Jeremy Summers has wide-ranging IP capabilities across both contentious and non-contentious matters in the music sector.

Responsables de la pratique:

Cliff Fluet; Alan Hunt

Autres avocats clés:

Jeremy Summers

Les références

‘Their expertise across the creative sector is invaluable – there is always practical advice on hand.’

‘Cliff Fluet is well-informed and an experienced industry advisor.’

‘Their practical and commercially focused advice is second-to-none, and their responsiveness and ability to simplify complex issues has saved us time and money.’

Principaux clients


NME Networks Media

Persephonica Productions

Universal Music

Ministry of Sound

MusicBird Rights




Principaux dossiers

  • Advising MusicBird on a new music fund, including the acquisition of all rights from Midge Ure concerning over 300 songs from his 30-year catalogue.
  • Advising Serenade on the release of the first UK chart-eligible NFT for ‘Muse’ on their negotiations with Muse, a record label and unique global licence for the music publishing rights.
  • Advising NME Networks and their media brands (including NME and Guitar.com) on a range of matters including brand partnership and sponsorship deals, as well as on their flagship events such as the NME Awards.


Sheridans receives regular instructions from various talent including musicians, songwriters and producers, although is also geared to provide support from a corporate perspective; the latter is an area of expertise for Russell Roberts, whose workload encompasses high-profile transactions, sales and acquisitions pertaining of music publishing catalogues, image rights and sponsorship. Practice head Stephen Luckman specialises in commercial, contractual and IP issues across the music sector.

Responsables de la pratique:

Stephen Luckman

Autres avocats clés:

Russell Roberts; Nigel Jones; Lance Phillips; Chris Brown

Les références

‘Their exceptional strengths – which include quick responses, availability, and billing clarity – have truly impressed me. Whenever I reached out with a question or concern, their team promptly responded, demonstrating their commitment to efficient communication. Their availability and willingness to address my needs reassured me throughout the process.’

‘What sets this firm apart from others is their transparent approach to billing. Right from the start, they provided clear and detailed information about fees and financial aspects, which fostered trust and peace of mind. I always knew exactly what to expect, without any surprises or hidden costs.’

‘The firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is evident. Their diverse team brought a range of perspectives and experiences to the table, enhancing the quality of service I received. It truly felt like a firm that values equality and embraces a wide range of backgrounds.’

Simons Muirhead Burton

Recent work for Simons Muirhead Burton's music department has included sales and acquisitions of master recording and publishing catalogues, asset sales of recorded music rights, and joint venture arrangements. Practice head Richard Baskind specialises in all aspects of the music and entertainment sectors; his team includes corporate transactional expert Alasdair George and is a regular advisor to notable artists, composers, songwriters, labels, publishers, managers, executives and charities.

Responsables de la pratique:

Richard Baskind

Autres avocats clés:

Alasdair George; Zack Gold; Anthony Orum; Fiona McGugan

Les références

‘We use the firm as a professional advisor as well as a law firm. The vast industry experience make them extremely knowledgeable about the industry.’

‘Alasdair George is an extremely valuable asset to our company due to his industry knowledge and availability.’

‘I have known and worked with Richard Baskind and Alasdair George for over 20 years.’

Principaux clients

NQ Music Publishing

42 M&P LTD

Lorne Balfe

Primary Talent International Limited

Alan Walker

MER Group

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised NQ Group on their joint venture with Sony Music Publishing.
  • Advised 42 M&P Ltd on their investment into Manifest Music Limited.
  • Advised Grammy-winning and Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated composer Lorne Balfe (Metrophonics Limited) on the negotiation of multiple composer agreements with both major Hollywood and independent film studios.

Wiggin LLP

TThe music division at Wiggin LLP handles a range of litigation for leading UK collecting societies and trade bodies, and is further geared to provide enforcement and pre-litigation advice. Co-head Rachel Alexander is the key name on the contentious side, while oon the commercial side, the main contact is fellow co-head Alexander Ross, who advises clients in the licensee space, including film producers, studios, broadcasters, video games companies, video producers and online platforms. Elsewhere, the group have expertise in music catalogue acquisitions and disposals, working in close conjunction with the firm’s corporate team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Rachel Alexander; Alexander Ross

Autres avocats clés:

Peter Mason; Georgina Hart

Les références

‘Rachel Alexander is organised and experienced with deep media knowledge.’

‘Georgina Hart is pragmatic, prepared, experienced and trusted by clients.’

‘Wiggin have a thorough and deep understanding of the law and provide their clients with consistently high quality and commercial advice.’

Principaux clients



Downtown Music Publishing

International Federation of the Phonographic Industry



On Air

One Media iP

Oxford University Press

Performing Right Society

Phonographic Performance Ltd

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited



Warner Music UK Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Warner Music and Sony Music Entertainment in a substantial damages inquiry against TuneIn.
  • Advising Disney on all the music licensing for its Disney+ service across Europe, MENA and further afield.
  • Representing PRS in copyright infringement proceedings against Qatar Airways relating to the use of PRS’ musical works in Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system.

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

US firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP focuses on music licensing arrangements for major social media and streaming platforms, including Meta, where practice head Neil Miller was formerly head of the international music licensing legal team. He is also well-placed to handle the exploitation of user-uploaded content, compliance matters, and corporate transactions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Neil Miller

Les références

‘The team is highly knowledgeable in all matters related to the use of music in digital service.’

‘They are responsive, pragmatic and business-minded, all of which make them valuable partners.’

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Meta on the renewal of several licensing arrangements, including agreements with Sony Music Publishing and Merlin.

GSC Solicitors LLP

With barrister Justin Goldspink, the IP and media department at GSC Solicitors LLP has longstanding relationships with UK music collecting societies, including the Video Performance Limited (VPL), PPL and PRS. On the contentious side, the team handles copyright tribunal litigation and infringement cases, whereas typical non-contentious instructions involve copyright law reform, international collections, and livestreaming licenses.

Responsables de la pratique:

Justin Goldspink; Clive Halperin

Autres avocats clés:

Ross Waldram

Les références

‘I have worked with GSC for many years and have been hugely impressed with their knowledge of the sector and the law.’

‘Justin Goldspink has the best understanding of substantive IP law when compared to others I have worked with. He brings an enormously impressive command of the detail into any case and his advice is rightly trusted by large clients.’

‘GSC are engaging and take time to not only understand the nature of your enquiry but the nature of your business itself. They are quick to grasp complexities and tailor advice and solutions that are very specific.’

Principaux clients


PPL PRS Limited

CanO Water Limited

Barmy Army Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing PPL before the Copyright Tribunal in respect of the tariff for the use of PPL’s sound recordings at nightclubs, pubs, bars, hotels and restaurants.
  • Instructions from PPL PRS Limited in respect of the enforcement of the rights of PPL and PRS in sound recordings and musical works.

Keystone Law

The media and entertainment team at Keystone Law is home to a number of advisors adept in the music sector. Gerard Cukier advises high-profile individuals on music recording and performance agreements, licensing deals and sponsorship agreements, together with reputation management issues. Other recommended individuals include contractual expert Nick Weaser and commercial litigator Lawrence Abramson.

Autres avocats clés:

Gerard Cukier; Nick Weaser; Lawrence Abramson

Principaux clients

Julia Kogan

Dame Shirley Bassey DBE

Tommy Farrow

Barry Silkman

Simon Armitage

August Ramberg (Discrete)

Matthew Bishop

Hachette Book Group

Pan Macmillan

Simon and Schuster Publishing Company

Verso Books

McDonald’s Restaurants Limited

Lady Colin Campbell

Fresh Air Production (Neil Cowling Limited)

Oxford Media Solutions Limited (Videvo)

FIPP Limited

Russell Watson


Henry Hadaway Organisation Ltd.

101 Films Limited

Six Music Group

Nelson’s Kids Ltd

Deepak Sikka

Skyrocket Entertainment Limited

Richard Walters

Vanessa Mahi

Entertain Me

Revelation Film Group

Maverick Productions


Estates of Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchel

Dylan Cartlidge

Ross Hamilton (Buzz Killer)

Liz Mitchell

Sound Advice (Legal) LLP

A regular representative of established and up-and-coming artists, including those targeting the UK and European markets, Robert Horsfall heads up Sound Advice (Legal) LLP‘s music division; the team focuses on representing the talent side of music in non-contentious matters. Sonia Diwan is the first port of call to various artists, songwriters and independent labels operating across the pop, urban, dance, grime and afrobeat genres. Also recommended is former DJ and A&R Jules O’Riordan, whose practice takes in the entire breadth of music-focused entertainment.

Responsables de la pratique:

Robert Horsfall

Autres avocats clés:

Sonia Diwan; Jules O’Riordan

Les références

‘Sound Advice is a boutique practice that specialises in music law and brings through talented young lawyers to meet our commercial business affairs and legal needs. In an industry that can be feast or famine for clients, their billing is very fair – it takes account of the commercial value of a deal and/or the intellectual complexity of it. So an artist in development where there is very little revenue they help in the early stages with low billing, but charge reasonable sums for more complex, bigger deals with an established artist at a later stage.’

‘Robert Horsfall is the founder of the firm, he is very experienced and well connected; using his connections and knowledge to go above and beyond what one would expect from a commercial lawyer in the sector. His knowledge has definitely enhanced some of the deals that we have done over the years and we have been pleased to work with Robert for over 10 years.’

‘Outstanding commercial deal negotiators who go the extra mile for their clients.’

Principaux clients

Yusuf / Cat Stevens

Pendulum / Knife Party


Charlie Sloth / Fire in the Booth / Grimey Limey


Clarence Coffee Jnr


Jonas Blue

Naughty Boy


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Yusuf / Cat Stevens on all aspects of his catalogue management and exploitation.
  • Advised TMS on a catalogue sale to Hipgnosis Songs Capital.
  • Advised Charlie Sloth and Grimey Limey Entertainment on a global presenter and show production deal for “Fire in the Booth” with Apple Music.