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Media & Entertainment

Music Lawyers

From streaming services to TV sync deals, there are now more ways than ever to get your music out there. It also means it’s more important than ever to make sure your rights are protected across all platforms.

From copyright issues to licensing agreements, our expert music lawyers can help you get the right contracts in place to ensure the best deals for you and your clients.

Our dedicated music law team includes Aurelia Butler-Ball, who previously worked in-house at Universal Music. We offer unique insight into the industry along with a strong commercial approach.

Who Do You Work With in The Music Industry?

Our music solicitors work with businesses and individuals across the music industry, including:

  • Management companies
  • Record labels
  • Music publishing companies
  • Licensing companies
  • Brands
  • Recording artists and songwriters.

We’re proud to work with many well-known personalities and household names in the media and entertainment industries.

What Music Law Services Do You Provide?

Some of the areas our music lawyers can help with include:

  • Writing and reviewing recording and publishing contracts
  • Negotiating royalty arrangements
  • Brand deals
  • Royalty and contract disputes
  • Trademarks and intellectual property
  • Reputation management.

We build long-term relationships with our clients, helping artists develop their careers and helping their management teams and record labels secure the best deals for them.

In an industry that’s always changing, you can rely on us to support you throughout.

Can You Help If I’m Not Based In London?

Our music law team is based in the South-East but we work as part of a national firm. Wherever you are in the country, we can help.

Although London has traditionally been the centre of the music industry, the landscape is changing with increasing diversity in how music is distributed and enjoyed. We reflect this in how we work with our clients and are proud to offer a countrywide service.

Why Choose Irwin Mitchell’s Music Lawyers?

Our experience across the music and entertainment industries means that whatever situation you’re in, we’re ready to help. Independent legal directory Legal 500 has ranked us as a Tier One firm for media and entertainment work, referencing our “prompt responses, clear advice and great support”.

Aurelia Butler-Ball works exclusively in with music and entertainment clients. With a deep understanding of the industry, she is now one of the go-to lawyers for both individuals and businesses who need music-related legal advice and representation.

We also have access to a sophisticated and trusted network of international legal experts who work with us to support our clients around the world.

Contact Us

Get in touch with our expert team today to discuss your music law needs. Call on 0808 271 2602 – or use our online contact form and we’ll call you back.

Key Contacts

Our key contacts our all experts in their fields. Feel free to email or phone them to find out how we can help your business.


Meet the whole team

Recent Work

Intellectual Property Advice

We provide ongoing advice to a US artist who is one of the most commercially successful musical performers of the 20th Century, having sold over 100 million records worldwide

Royalty Dispute

We advised the estate of a late member of an English rock band who pioneered heavy metal music on a royalty dispute and song writing credit.

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

HS2 Rail Link Review Called By Government

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Brexit And US Trade Deals

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Property Developer Purchases Office Building In York

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Alzheimer's Testing Specialist Secures Investment from NPIF Maven Equity Finance

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Irwin Mitchell Shortlisted For Employment Law Firm Of The Year Award

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