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The explosion of digital technology has had a transformative effect on the music industry, levelling the playing field and bringing a wealth of opportunities for musicians and music businesses alike.  However, the various rights in music and their associated income streams remain difficult to understand and complex to negotiate.

In addition to traditional record deals and publishing deals, the music industry has found new ways in which to operate. As a band, you may have self-funded your recordings and wish to license them to a record label, and you want to be sure you’re getting a fair deal. Alternatively, you may be a ground-breaking technology business that utilises recorded music, and you want to ensure that you don’t infringe anyone’s rights.

There are also ancillary matters to be considered, such as merchandising rights, sponsorship deals and agreements for live performances. It is always advisable to have an agreement in place that protects your interests and also clearly sets out the obligations of both parties.

At HRC Law we take a personal, pragmatic approach to your business model or project, and can provide advice and legal agreements to the following:

  • Artist Managers
  • Booking Agents
  • Composers
  • Musicians
  • Producers
  • Production Companies
  • Promoters and Event Managers
  • Publishers
  • Record Companies
  • Songwriters
  • Technology Companies

To find out more please contact, Solicitor, Rob Eakins, on T: 0161 358 0545 or at E: robeakins@hrclaw.co.uk