Music

“Harbottle & Lewis has a ‘long-standing reputation as a destination of choice for media and entertainment clients’.”

Chambers UK, 2016

The music industry remains in a constant state of change with every day presenting new challenges and opportunities. We have been representing some of the biggest names in the music industry for over 50 years, supporting them at every stage of their development.

We work with major and independents labels and publishers and major worldwide talents (musicians, song writers, producers and others) as well as underground and breakthrough talent. We often work with artists, writers, producers and managers at the start of their careers to help them develop their reputation and protect their rights.

We work on all types of music industry deals, and are one of the few firms capable of advising on music issues across the media spectrum. We have been particularly instrumental in advising on complex rights acquisition for new music-based digital services. Live Events is another area where we have strong expertise, having advised for some of the largest live event businesses.