Taking care of the legal & commercial side of creativity.


Creative Law & Business are leading practitioners in the music business with a deep knowledge of its many facets. Our client base is an impressive array of  record labels, publishers, distributors, artists, managers, studios, producers, promoters, agents and technology companies.


Furthermore, Dean has an excellent knowledge and extensive contacts in the world of electronic music having represented many leading labels and DJs. 

Also, CL&B has a leading reputation in advising independent record labels, particularly ones looking to metamorphose into 360 degree entertainment companies.

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.

Services Include

Business Set-Up 
Recording agreements
Publishing agreements
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
Aggregation agreements
Synchronisation agreements
Production music agreements
Library deals
Crowd Funding
Sample clearance
Joint Ventures
Remix Agreements

Music client base and associations include

 AirbitAlphadog Management / Andy C / Anger Music / As It IsAtlas Wynd / BIMMBez / BlazersBroken Hands / Blow Monkeys / Cadenza / Cannibal Hymns / Childs PlayChris Lorenzo / Christopher Cross / Cinematic Orchestra / Circus Recordings / Club Class Management / CMD/CTRLCR2 /Deathwaltz Recordings / DeeWunn / Dennis Lloyd / Dorian ConceptDStyle /  Dirty Dutch Records / Demob Happy / Derrick Carter / DextersDJ Chuckie / DJ Food / DJ Tennis / Dirty Vegas / Dots Per InchDream Wife / East17 / Eckoes / Eli MoonEmma Noble / EvadneyFatboy Slim / Felt Music / FrankieFurlow / Freak PowerFreemasons / Freshly SqueezedFunkadelic /  Furyon / George Clinton / GLOO / Glum Goldie / Green Door Store / Greentea PengHRVYHydrogen Dukebox / James Hype / Jagz Kooner / Injazero Records / Intec  / Isle of JuraJalapenoRecords / Jennifer TouchJoe Armon Jones / Khruangbin / Kanaku y el Tigre / Komplete Music Group / Klaus Blatter Liefur JamesLeisureSociety / The Levellers /   / Loren GrayLuciano / Little Barrie / Lout Promotions / MaisiePeters / Makin Moves / Max WhiteMeduzaMetalheadz / Misunderstood / Moulettes  / NaimRecordings / Nathan DaweNature Sounds / Nicky Holloway / Night Time Stories / OceanColour Scene / Ocean Wisdom / OrchardsPaul Harris / Parliament / Paul Weller / Paranoid London / PhaseMusic / Phats & Small / PolytonicsPP Arnold / Prinzhorn Dance School / Pro7ect 7 / Ram Records / Ramp Records / Raygun Records / Real Playaz / Red Light Management / Republic of Music / Rinse the Sync / Road Trip / Rose Elinor Dougall / Rubber Jaw / RYD / Satch SatchellSamana / Sam JohnsonSDJMSentre / Shakeable Germ / Shogun AudioSiouxsie & The Banshees / Sleeper / Something To Hate On Soundway Records / Split Records / The SpitfiresStatic Cosmonaut / Stone Foundation / Steve Mac / Steve MasonSteve Smith / Smoke Fairies / Stardom / Steve CradockTempa T / These MachinesTime S.p.A.Unipersonale  / Tony Mortimer / ToyTrashmouth Records / Tribe Records  / Tricky / The Jam / The SpitfiresunperfectWall of Sound / Waxploitation / Wh0 / We Are Festvl White Mink Black Cotton / The Wildstate /  VonHertzen Brothers / Xenomania / X-press 2 / Yousef / 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.