Our clients 'Skylark & The Scorpion' have composed & performed the soundtrack for the film 'Weather the Storm' which has been entered for nominations in the 'Best International Film' category at the Oscars in 2018.
Huge congratulations to british internet stars and Creative Law & Business clients Rose Ellen Dix & Rosie Spaughton – best known for their fast-growing fan base as Rose & Rosie – were announced as winners of the 2017 BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards ‘Best British Vlogger’ last night.
After big backlash from the rock fans Gene Simmons withdraws his application to register the ‘devil horns’ hand gesture made on the basis he claims to have used it first. Probably also because it wasn't actually capable of registration as hand gestures in and of themselves cannot function as trademarks
Investment in music. Labels and publishers used, by and large t bank roll artists. Not any more. There are there new sources of funding that give artists new options. This Informative article on Royalties, Investors, and the New Music Economy delves into the different types of investment funding options and the different ways in which the investment can be structured and securitised. Also advice on how best to pitch to investors. We are experienced advisors in this area so feel free to contact us for us at CL&B should you be planning on going down this route, either as an investor or investee.
360-degree deals have represented a paradigm shift for the recorded music business. Here, lawyer Dean Marsh, explains how such deals are now within reach of all labels willing to embrace the new 360-degree world and its values.
In 2002 EMI and Robbie Williams broke the mould with their groundbreaking 360-degree deal. Many years later this deal structure is common but still not yet ubiquitous. Why? It may be as a result of the recording industry’s fear of evolution; it may be because 360 deal...
Copyright protects creative output and stops others from copying or using Works without permission. The clue is in the name. It’s the right to copy, Copyright protection occurs automatically. In the UK there’s no fee to pay or application to make as there is no registration processWhat does it cover?Copyright automatically arises when you create:• original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic work, including illustration and photography• original non-literary written work, such as softw...