Lawdit Music Services

Lawdit Solicitors provide a full range of legal services to the music industry (and the entertainment industry as a whole). We pride ourselves on bringing creative legal solutions to creative people. Unlike most law firms you’ll never receive a surprise bill through the post from us for what you thought was a casual conversation, we keep you updated every step of the way and try to arrange fixed fees where possible.

We can act for you both in drafting / negotiating contracts and in the unfortunate event that any disagreements occur, two of our Solicitors have achieved the title of Solicitor Advocates and have rights of audience in the highest courts of England and Wales.

The following is just a flavour of the types of agreement that you will come across in your career as an artist

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  • Agency agreements
  • Band agreements (partnership agreements or shareholder agreements)
  • Distribution agreements (digital and physical product)
  • Licensing agreements
  • Management contracts
  • Music video and DVD agreements
  • Producer and remixer agreements
  • Publishing contracts
  • Recording contracts
  • Session musician agreements
  • Single song and single album licences and assignments
  • Songwriting agreements
  • Sponsorship agreements
  • Synchronisation licences
  • Tour agreements

We can also advise on branding, piracy and any disputes that occur during your career.

Our experience in the music industry ranges from local acts and cover bands to recording artists signed to major labels, managers, publishers and independent record labels. We offer a free initial 30 minute consultation by telephone or in person either at our Southampton office or a location more convenient for you. During this initial consultation we will be able to provide you with general advice as to your career in the music industry and the potential pitfalls and avenues of exploitation that will arise.

You can contact us by phone on 02380 235979 or email: legal@lawditmusic.co.uk

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