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Trainer Shepherd Phillips Melin Haynes & Collins Long

Media & Entertainment

3 ranked lawyersBand 3UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Specialist music firm acting for a number of talent clients, including artists, producers and managers. Advises on recording and publishing agreements, sponsorships and other commercial and contentious matters. Demonstrates substantial expertise in the use of music in film and television productions. Also offers assistance on employment matters.

Strengths

Sources say: "They're so knowledgeable about the music industry and represent some great clients. They're so well connected in this world and are so impressive."

Notable practitioners

James Collins advises artists, managers and labels on a broad range of music matters, such as publishing disputes and contractual agreements. He also has expertise helping clients handle and protect their intellectual property.

Mike Shepherd focuses on contentious matters arising in media and entertainment, particularly the music industry. He has substantial expertise in copyright disputes and is dual-qualified in England and New York. He also advises on non-contentious commercial matters.
"He's so knowledgeable and such a hard worker. He adds value to everything that he's a part of and is such a creative thinker.""Mike is terrific. He gives really solid, sensible advice."

Simon Long advises composers, artists, producers and publishers on a range of commercial issues. He notably acts for clients on composer agreements and matters relating to film soundtracks.

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UK-wide

Media & Entertainment: Music: Contentious


Mike Shepherd
Band 2

Media & Entertainment: Music: Non-contentious


James Collins
Band 4
Simon Long
Band 4