The explosion of digital technology has had a transformative effect on the music industry, levelling the playing field and bringing new opportunities for musicians and music businesses alike. However, dealing effectively with the various rights in music and their associated income streams can be a difficult task.
In addition to traditional record deals and publishing contracts, 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, whilst also ensuring that you’re getting a fair deal. Alternatively, you may run an innovative technology business that uses recorded music, and you want to avoid infringing anyone’s rights.
We understand that you’re in this for the music, not for the paperwork, so we keep our advice and support practical and straightforward.
We have extensive knowledge of music industry contracts and can help with everything from record deals and publishing agreements to merchandising rights, sponsorship deals and agreements for live performances.
We can provide legal advice and support to anyone working in the music industry. Whether you’re a manager, musician, producer, composer or songwriter, we can help you no matter what stage of your career you are at. We can also provide the right contracts to record companies, music publishers and promoters to help you launch or grow your business.
At HRC Law we take a personal, pragmatic approach to your business or project. We’re always happy to have a chat about your needs and see if we can help. We provide support to the music sector on a fixed-fee basis wherever possible, so you know the costs upfront before you decide whether to go ahead.