Legal Services for the Music Industry

With extensive experience helping music industry professionals such as bands, solo artists, managers, producers, independent labels, promoters, DJs and more, our dedicated music lawyers can provide advice and guidance to help you navigate the music industry.

Whether you’re unsure if the contract a label or promoter wants you to sign is in your best interest, or if your organisation works with musicians and needs a hand with licensing agreements, copyright enforcement or royalties, we have a dedicated team of music solicitors on hand to offer you the support and legal advice you need.

As specialist IP lawyers with decades of experience helping clients from a wide range of creative backgrounds, we are uniquely positioned to guide you to your desired resolution.

Read on to find out more about the specific services we provide and don’t hesitate to get in touch for a free consultation by filling in the contact form opposite if you would like to talk about working together.

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How Can We Help?

Our legal services for the music industry include:

Music Disputes

Despite your best efforts, sometimes things just go wrong. Whether you have fallen out with your manager, suspect your label is not paying royalties at the agreed rate or have found that another artist or producer is copying your work, we can help you enforce your rights and find a solution.

Contract Negotiation & Advice

Whether you are an artist who has been offered a record deal, a band thinking about hiring a manager or a brand looking to licence a song for your next marketing campaign, we can guide you through the entire process from start to finish and ensure that your contracts are robust and fair for all parties.

Whatever the deal you are about to sign, come to us for advice first to ensure you are getting the terms that are right for you.

Collaboration Assistance

Creating and promoting great music, putting on a memorable show, hiring a publicist, commissioning artists, photographers, videographers, designers… Music is a collaborative effort involving many talented individuals.

Unlike other music law firms we can also offer specialist advice on aspects of your career that may not be directly music-related but still directly impact you.

New Media

The creative landscape is constantly evolving. Are you protected in niche or fast moving environments like online video, sponsored social media content or endorsement deals?

Our specialist IP lawyers can carry out trade mark and domain name registrations and advise on the management and protection of your IP rights internationally for all of your artistic works.

Protecting Your Other Artistic Work

More and more artists are active in more than one area of the arts. If you are an author, actor, model, dancer or professional creative of any kind in addition to being a musician, it is important that you take legal advice from someone with experience in those industries.

Our expertise spans various media and entertainment industries, including art, TV, film, fashion and design — we are always there to advise and assist, no matter which part of your creativity you need to protect.

Why Choose Briffa?

We’ve provided legal support for the music industry since 1995

We offer a free consultation

We provide fixed fee quotes

We have offices in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and Malta

We offer an industry leading service with short turnaround times and business-focused advice

Frequently Asked Questions

My music has been used without permission, can you help?

Absolutely! As specialist IP lawyers we know the ins and outs of protecting your copyrighted works and will work quickly to assist you in resolving the situation.

Isn’t copyright enough to keep me protected?

Copyright is a powerful tool that helps creatives and organisations retain control over their hard work, and whilst we can help if your copyright is infringed, there are other necessary considerations for music industry professionals, such as: Is my or my client’s brand protected sufficiently with trade marks? Do my contracts suit my needs and cover the important areas? How do I protect my confidential information such as new works or upcoming projects?

An artist or label want to use my artwork, what should I do?

Musicians and labels often require artwork (photographs, graphic design, digital or traditional art amongst others) for promotional purposes, and in this social media-driven digital age this is more relevant than ever before.

Don’t be an unequal partner in this exchange, we offer an array of services for all types of artist to ensure they receive fair representation and payment for their work.

Key Contacts

Spread across offices in London and Europe, meet the specialist music lawyers on hand to help you.

Book a free consultation with one of our specialist solicitors.

We’ll start with a no obligation chat where we’ll get to know you and understand your current challenges.

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