Taking care of the legal & commercial side of creativity.

Music

The record business is booming. The landscape is opportune, but there are many pitfalls. It pays to have expert advice on your side, We are leading practitioners in the music business with a deep knowledge of its many facets. Our client base is an impressive array of artists, record labels, publishers, distributors, managers, studios, producers, festivals, promoters, agents and technology companies 


We have substantial experience in advising artists on how to protect and clear the rights in their musical output and to help them navigate the best route to market, whether that's in their dealings with major labels, independent record companies, or in the artist direct sector.

 

Also, CL&B has a particular reputation in advising independent music businesses including record labels looking to establish or metamorphose into 360-degree entertainment companies and to acquire a share of ancillary income, such as live, merch and sponsorship earnings.


Furthermore, because of his formidable knowledge and extensive contacts, Dean is a "go-to" person in dance music, We represent many global DJs, and some of the World's leading electronic artists and record labels. 


We advise clients in relation to catalogue sales, investment deals, joint ventures and music business disputes.


We tailor our services to our clients’ needs and budgets, and provide them with a reliable and efficient service.


We advise on all aspects of legal and business affairs and on all types of deal. Our involvement will invariably create a commercial benefit to any transaction. 

Services Include

Business Set-Up 
Recording agreements
Songwriting agreements
SSA's 
Management agreements
Licensing agreements
Production agreements
‘360’ deals
Investment schemes
Sync agent agreements
Label Deals
Featured vocalist agreements
Producer agreements
Compilation licensing
Domain names
Trade Marks
Getting out of deals
Music disputes
Sponsorship deals
Vocalist agreements 
Distribution agreements
Band agreements
T&Cs
Termination and settlement agreements 
Music business service agreements 
Aggregation agreements
Synchronisation agreements
Production music agreements
Performance agreements
Catalogue sales  
Crowd Funding
Agency agreements 
Sample clearance
Neighbouring rights deals
Joint Ventures
Merch deals 
Remix Agreements
Music disputes 

Music client base and associations include

 AirbitAlphadog Management / Andrea Belfi / Andy C / Anger Music / As It Is / BIMMBlazersBroken Hands / Blow Monkeys / Büşra KayıkçıButa ArtCannibal Hymns / Childs Play / Cinematic Orchestra / Circus Recordings / Club Class Management / CMD/CTRLCR2 / Darius SyrossianDeathwaltz Recordings / DeeWunn / DMY RecordsDorian Concept / Down2Earth MusicDStyle /  Dirty Dutch Records / Demob Happy / DJ Food / Dirty Vegas / Dots Per InchDream Wife / DRSEast17 / Emily MakisEmma Noble / Evadney / Fallen Tree 1 Hundred Fatboy Slim / Felt Music / Footsie / FooRFreemasons / Freshly SqueezedFunkadelic /  Furyon / Gargantuan Music George Clinton / Ghost Copy MusicGLOO Goldie / GoodboysGreen Door Store / Hope MoiraHRVYHydrogen Dukebox / James Hype / Jagz Kooner / Jaz ColemanInjazero Records / Isle of JuraJalapenoRecords / Jennifer TouchKhruangbin / Kitty MontagueKomplete Music Group / KC LightsKilling JokeKlaus Blatter / Knucks / Leah WellerLeon Jean-Marie / Liefur James / The Levellers / LoopLoren Gray / Liberty Music PRLittle Barrie / Lout Promotions / Marsh /  Max Music PublishingMeduza /  Melo-ZedMetalheadz / Michael MonroeMisunderstood / Moulettes / Nathan Dawe / Nick Corbin Night Time Stories / Noah IngsNox Vahn OceanColour Scene / Ocean Wisdom / OKTOBAOrchardsPaul Harris / Parliament / Paul Weller / Paranoid London / PhaseMusic / Phats & Small / Polytonics / Prinzhorn Dance School / Pro7ect 7 / Ram Records / Ramp Records / Raygun Records / Real Playaz / Red Light Management / Republic of Music / Rose Elinor Dougall / Rubber Jaw / Ryan GorringeRYD / Satch SatchellSamana / Sam JohnsonSDJMSentre / Shakeable Germ / Shogun AudioSiouxsie & The Banshees / Skindred Sleeper / Something To Hate On Soundway Records / SpillerStatic Cosmonaut / Stone Foundation / Steve Mac / Steve MasonSteve Smith / Smoke Fairies / Stardom / Steve Cradock / Tiawa / The ClauseTime S.p.A.Unipersonale  / Tobin Prinz Tony Mortimer / ToyTrashmouth Records / Tricky / The SpitfiresWall of Sound / Waxploitation / Wh0 / We Are Fstvl White Mink Black Cotton /  VonHertzen Brothers / Xenomania / X-press 2 / Youth Control / Youth Sector / ZZK

Nice things our clients say about us

Dean Marsh has worked with me since the start up of my company Alphadog Mgmt. Dean goes beyond the duties of just legal.  His knowledge of the music industry and contact list are endless. Facing some of the toughest challenges musically, Dean has been at my side through all the Battles and all the greatest of Highs. My team here at Alphadog would be incomplete without Creative law. Thanking dean and his team for his on going services. They say there is no 'I' in team... I say there is no 'I' without Dean.