We have unparalleled knowledge and a great depth of experience that we can draw upon in offering strategic and commercial advice on a wide range of activities, from contract drafting and negotiation services to undertaking advisory work and dispute resolution across the whole music industry.
Our client base is wide-ranging. It includes major record companies, international publishers, artists, bands and DJs, writers and composers, managers, producers, mixers, merchandisers, collecting societies, trade associations, digital businesses, agents, promoters and studios. We advise new artists and entrepreneurs as well as playing a part in some of the most sophisticated transactions and complex disputes in the business.
The experience of our music lawyers and the availability of other specialists within the ﬁrm gives us the unique ability to assemble at short notice dedicated multidisciplinary teams for each speciﬁc job.
Our areas of expertise include the following:
- Recorded music
- Touring and live
- Merchandising and licensing
- Sponsorship and endorsement
- Band relations
- Digital licensing
- Neighbouring rights
- Collecting societies
- Music for film & TV
- Corporate arrangements
- Disputes / infringements
- Reputation protection
Ed Weidman "is an excellent person to work with and I would not hesitate to recommend him and in turn Simkins."
Very analytical and brings confidence.
An excellent all-round knowledge and understanding of the complexities of the music industry and the social influencer space.
They are very commercial, really understand our business and can apply the law practically in line with our business goals.
Every lawyer I have worked with has been friendly, approachable and willing to listen.
Simkins have an excellent media practice constantly evolving with the changes in our industry.