Music and Film Law

Industry knowledge is decisive for providing legal advice to the parties involved in the music and film business.

My areas of expertise include drafting and negotiating of contracts as well as litigation:

  • Contracts between composers / songwriters, artists, labels, managers and booking agencies regarding artist engagements, track purchase agreements, management, merchandising, labels, licenses, sponsoring, online and offline distribution, as well as the contractual relationship between band members
  • Contracts between directors, producers, script writers, actors, composers, distribution agencies as well as legal advice regarding funding - from financing of the film to production and commercial exploitation
  • Legal advice on exploitation of copyright works and on collecting societies
  • Legal advice on trade marks and media related issues

The digital world has changed the use of copyrighted works fundamentally. Intensive discussions center on the fair compensation of the authors of copyrighted works and the revised Federal Copyright Act entered into force on 1 April 2020.