Taking care of the legal & commercial side of creativity.


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
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
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 / Andy C / Anger Music / As It IsAtlas Wynd / AyannaBIMMBez / 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 / Footsie / FooRFrankieFurlow / 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 / Killing JokeKlaus Blatter Liefur JamesLeisureSociety / The Levellers /   / Loren GrayLuciano / Little Barrie / Lout Promotions / MaisiePeters / Makin Moves / Max WhiteMeduzaMetalheadz / Misunderstood / Moulettes  / NaimRecordings / Nathan DaweNature Sounds / NH3 Nicky Holloway / Night Time Stories / OceanColour Scene / Ocean Wisdom / OKTOBAOrchardsPaul 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 Cradock / TiawaTempa T / The ClauseThese MachinesTime S.p.A.Unipersonale  / Tony Mortimer / ToyTrashmouth Records / Tribe Records  / Tricky / The Jam / The SpitfiresunperfectWall of Sound / Waxploitation / Wh0 / We Are Fstvl 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.