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Music Law

“Of all the arts, music has the deepest influence on the mind. A legislature should therefore support it most.”
– Napoleon I. Bonaparte

The modern music busi­ness is mul­tilayered and com­plex. It starts with know­ing the dif­fer­ence between com­pos­i­tion and sound re­cord­ing. Or hav­ing ex­per­i­ence mon­et­iz­ing mu­sic on so­cial me­dia. Or to un­der­stand the GEMA authorization agreement.

Lawyer Stephan Mathé has been an ex­pert in mu­sic law for years and rep­res­ents nu­mer­ous large (ma­jor) com­pan­ies in the mu­sic in­dustry, both on the pub­lish­ing side and on the la­bel side. But his cli­ents also in­clude smal­ler in­dustry mem­bers and sing­er-song­writers. Over the years he has built up a great ex­pert­ise as a spe­cial­ist in rep­res­ent­a­tion in cases of un­au­thor­ized use of com­pos­i­tions and sound re­cord­ings by com­pan­ies, for ex­ample on web­sites and in so­cial me­dia, and in hun­dreds of cases as­ser­ted the claims of rights hold­ers on a na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al level. Cli­ents and op­pon­ents alike ap­pre­ci­ate the fact that he al­ways strives to find a fair and appropriate solution.

We also represent artists in the ne­go­ti­ation of tape trans­fer agree­ments or in dis­putes about the copy­right of a mu­sic­al work, the band name, etc.

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