Media & Entertainment
In today’s connected, content-driven world, media & entertainment businesses face a continuous challenge to push the boundaries, create new opportunities, adapt swiftly to disruption and defend their rights.
Among the forces at play are the proliferation of distribution channels, the pervasiveness of social media, the demand for authenticity, the rise of streaming, and the fast pace of market change. In order to maximise value, protect brand and talent, and minimise risk, carefully planned commercial strategies, well-protected and fully exploited intellectual property rights, and water-tight contractual agreements are a necessity.
For us, the creative business is our business, and our team is top-ranked for its expertise in the media & entertainment space. We work with the biggest names in the business and innovative new entrants to the market, as well as the major brands who are looking to capitalise on emerging opportunities in this sphere. Our large, dedicated team – many of whom have worked within the industry– means we have a unique perspective, enabling us to deliver sound advice and develop practical solutions for our clients.
Jeremy Summers comments for iNews: Radiohead v Del Rey: how record companies use waveform analysis, forensics and… Shazam to avoid being sued12 January 2018
Jeremy Summers comments in an article for iNews, discussing how to identify copyright infringement in the music industry.
LS Live: The Sponsorship Panel14 November 2017
To round off 2017, a session looking at the sponsorship landscape in 2017.
HR Academy09 October 2017
The course runs for two days and is designed to provide an in-depth look at the key employment law topics that you may come across as a busy HR professional, including the latest developments and forthcoming changes.
LS Live: Health and Safety13 September 2017
If you work in the live event industry, whether on a festival, fashion show, sports event or if you are organising a piece of experiential marketing, you are going to have obligations under the health and safety laws. This will be the case whether you are the organiser, promoter, contractor or even a sub-contractor.
Competition watchdog’s open letter to the creative industries12 September 2017
The UK’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has published an open letter to the creative industries on competition law. The letter reminds businesses that certain conduct that undermines competition in those industries is illegal.
Cliff Fluet speaking at VUT events in Germany25 August 2017
Cliff Fluet will be speaking at two events on The Role of AI and VR in Today's Music Industry and The Controversy Between Copyright Owners and Users, for the German Association of Independant Music Companies. Both events will be taking place on Friday 22 September 2017.
Cliff Fluet quoted in The Guardian: 'AI and music - will we be slaves to the algorithm?'08 August 2017
Cliff Fluet has commented in an article for The Guardian which discusses the role of AI in creating music and whether machines will soon be composing symphonies, hit singles and bespoke soundtracks.
CDM 2015: Who is the Principal Designer?01 August 2017
By now, everyone is familiar with The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (“Regulations”). However, there still seems to be confusion as to who should fulfil the role of the Principal Designer (“PD”).