Strike the right note

You set the tone and we will holistically arrange the legal foundations of your music concepts and business models, taking into consideration the dynamics of the music business and of international developments. Whether copyrights or ancillary copyrights – we will support you during the licensing, production, exploitation and sale of music. Concentrate on your musical ideas – we will provide the matching contractual foundations and will create the legal framework. If you wish us to do so, we will consistently and in a targeted manner pursue infringements. Make use of our long-standing experience and legal expertise in the music business – and always strike the right note.

From our practical work:

  • Legal advice during the establishment of a music publishing company and label, from the first composed note all the way to the artist merchandising product: Assistance during the establishment of the company, preparation of all relevant contracts in the area of publishing (agreements on music publishing, co-publishing, editing or administration) and master use (agreements with artists, producers, bands and sales agreements), trademark and title protection, artist management and tour contracts as well as advice regarding GEMA and GVL reports and billing.
  • Representation and consultancy services for various film producers and entertainment corporations with international operations during the clarification of music rights for all types of audio-visual products. Identification of the necessary rights, identification of the rights holders, initiation and conduction of negotiations, taking into consideration standard market terms as well as handling of rights clarifications within the framework of “full service offers”.
  • Supporting the financial sponsor of an internationally renowned classical orchestra during the restructuring and negotiation of contracts with the chief musical director and the artistic director. Legal implementation of the development, production and exploitation of a musical, with the participation of the orchestra.

Your contacts:

Dr. Kerstin Bäcker,
Marco Erler,