Music, Entertainment & Events
The Music, Entertainment and Events sectors are some of the fastest growing and most innovative in the UK and, as a consequence, the legal landscape is constantly changing so we work even harder to keep pace.
Our specialist team of Entertainment and Events solicitors know that the law can sometimes seem to slow down the creative process, but we work with our clients to provide a framework within which they can operate secure in the knowledge that a legal safety net is in place to protect their business.
At Harrison Drury, we have experience in dealing with a range of matters on behalf of companies operating in music, entertainment, event management and the arts.
We know brand name and identity are crucial to the success of your business, and we can offer a range of solutions to help protect your intellectual property. Our team can guide you through the many regulations which govern the online world, from the distance selling regulations for online purchasing, to protecting your online content.
Services we provide within the digital and creative sector include:
- Registration, protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights, including trade marks, copyright, and design rights
- Website law, social media law policies and terms of business
- Event licensing
- Contracts (artist, publishing, recording, development, management, sponsorship, etc.)
- Joint ventures and collaborative agreements
Our Music, Events, and Entertainment Solicitors
Latest Music, Events and Entertainment Advice and News
Harrison Drury advises Blink-Photo on CIC Creative acquisition
A North West business that provides commercial photography for the homeware, food and fashion industries has bought an international creative agency as it moves towards a full-service offering. Blink-Photo Limited,…04/05/18
Harrison Drury advises on Cuffe and Taylor deal
Lancashire-based Cuffe and Taylor, the concert promotion company behind events like the Lytham Festival and Greenwich Music Time, is looking forward to an exciting future after US-based Live Nation Entertainment…
Licensing lessons from the Fabric nightclub case
A successful legal appeal has allowed London’s iconic Fabric nightclub to reopen after licensing bosses agreed to strict new licensing conditions. David Edwards, a contentious licensing expert at Harrison Drury…
How to protect your intellectual property in the 3D printing age
Modern manufacturing techniques are changing the way businesses make goods, but do they also increase the risk of your products being copied? Nick Booth, head of Harrison Drury’s manufacturing and…
Death in the digital age: Looking after your e-estate
Unsurprisingly the Wills Act 1837 does not cover what happens to your online presence when you die. Harrison Drury’s James Dickinson examines some of the issues. Everyone understands that when…
How the EU vote may affect digital and creative firms
Digital and creative businesses rely on EU-wide protection of their intellectual property. David Filmer, the head of our digital and creative team, discusses the implications of a Brexit. The need…09/05/16
How will the new Consumer Rights Act affect digital firms?
New rules surrounding online content will change the way digital firms handle complaints about their products and services. The new Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA), which comes into force on…
Harrison Drury in UK’s first successful appeal against a police closure order
Harrison Drury’s regulatory and licensing team has been successful in overturning a closure order, applied for by the Lancashire Constabulary, and made against a nightclub in Preston. The decision of…
Six legal issues to address when negotiating contracts
Large businesses that are used to negotiating contracts on a day-to-day basis will no doubt be familiar with the legal pitfalls involved. They may have dedicated procurement departments handling negotiations…