Music connects. Creatives and music lovers. Makers and markets. Matters and media. And for some years now, increasingly also the analog and digital worlds. Streaming services, online platforms, and social networks are setting the tone nowadays, in addition to other innovative segments such as branded entertainment or e-sports. Even vinyl records have regained their important place in the musical world. And concerts remain timeless classics, anyway.
With continually growing potential, music is a valuable economic factor for artists, record labels, publishers and platforms, promoters, merchandisers, and collecting societies (such as GEMA and GVL) but also for brand manufacturers and financial investors.
Players in the music industry consult us for a wide variety of issues, ranging from “classic” artist and copyright assignment agreements to NFT's (non-fungible tokens), pastiches, or sampling. When it comes to complex collective rights management, we are the first point of contact. We also regularly assist with several other types of transactions in the music industry, such as music catalog sales, joint ventures, start-ups, shareholdings, and exits.
Wherever music is in play, we support our clients in contractually resolving rights and optimally structuring the production, exploitation, and marketing of music throughout the entire exploitation chain.