Music Lawyers & Their Roles in the Modern Industry

Sat May 6th 16:45-17:30 | Nortvegia
How can a music attorney help performing artists, songwriters and producers find a record or publishing deal? What are the fundamental differences between deals in the US and the UK and how do we navigate through the ever-changing distribution of music and ability to penetrate outside markets more easily? These are some of the topics that will be discussed during this panel debate involving some of the leading music attorneys working out of London and New York respectively.

Panel: Chloë Forsyth/Harbottle & Lewis LLP & David M. Jacobs/Grubman, Shire & Meiselas

Moderator: Neel Lykkegaard Andersen/Filmret ApS

Presented by MXD – Music Export Denmark in collaboration with Promus & SPOT+

Chloë Forsyth (UK)

Partner and head of the Music department, Harbottle & Lewis LLP
With over 12 years experience advising on all aspects of music and music-related matters Chloë acts for a wide range of clients, including artists, writers, producers, independent, major labels and publishers, advising on a broad range of agreements, including recording, publishing, live, merchandising, sponsorship and endorsement deals or exploiting music in other industries such as film and TV, theatre and digital. Chloes clients include artists such as Simian Mobile Disco, Conor Maynard, Jamie Isaac, Nimmo and Honeyblood.

David M. Jacobs (US)

Hands-on music attorney & Partner, Grubman, Shire & Meiselas
David is working in every facet of the music, media & entertainment business. Priding himself on adding as much value to his clients lives as possible, he is often responsible for the assembling of a great team around an artist throughout the territories of the world, comprised of management, label, publisher, publicist and agent. His clients include MØ, Martin Garrix, Blood Orange, Florence & The Machine, Frank Dukes & Andrew Wyatt.

Neel Lykkegaard Andersen (DK)

Senior Lawyer, Filmret ApS
Neel har i 15 år arbejdet i musikbranchen som jurist hos Dansk Artist Forbund, hvor hun var ansvarlig for den individuelle juridiske rådgivning, herunder forhandling af en lang række kontrakter så som plade-, forlag-, sponsor-, og merchandisekontrakter. Neel har således arbejdet med mange såvel up-coming som etablerede artister. I januar 2016 blev hun ansat som senior jurist hos Filmret ApS, hvor hun arbejder med kollektiv forvaltning af rettigheder på vegne film- og tv-producenter.