The GOMIS & LACKER French law firm advises music artists such as composers, songwriters and performers as well as managers and record labels.
Music Attorneys need a global approach to protect the best interests of the music industry stakeholders in their contractual negotiations to secure their copyright.
ATTORNEY & MUSIC: THE COPYRIGHT PROTECTION FOR PERFORMERS, COMPOSERS AND SONGWRITERS
The sharp understanding of music law (copyright and neighboring rights) mechanisms and the knowledge of practices in music industry make the attorney able to advise artists to prove their rights and to make them benefit from the best remuneration, including through the French authors’ and performers’ collecting societies (e.g.: SACEM, SCPP, SPPF, ADAMI, SPEDIDAM). As French attorney specialized in music, we negotiate agreements with the SACEM and other collecting societies.
ATTORNEY & ARTIST: THE NEGOTIATION OF AGREEMENTS
The complexity of contracts and relationships between stakeholders makes it necessary to be advised by a French attorney expert in copyright law. The GOMIS & LACKER, French IP law firm assists many publishers, record companies, composers, song writers and performers in their negotiation of contracts including:
—Artist recording agreements
—Music publishing agreements
—Rights transfer agreements
—Master license agreements
—Synchronization licensing agreements (sync deals)
—Live performances agreements (e.g. touring agreements)
—Artist management agreement
AUDIT AND REVIEW OF CONTRACTS BY AN ATTORNEY
The intervention requested by the client is a negotiation, an audit or a review of the contract with legal coaching to help the client to understand and negotiate the most important contract’s provisions.
ATTORNEY & INTERMITTENT ARTISTS
The firm also advises artists on their choice of legal structure to enable them to maintain or obtain the status of “intermittent du spectacle” respecting the rules set by the French administrations such as Pole Emploi or URSSAF.
PROTECTION OF THE NAME AND PERSON OF THE ARTIST
In a global approach, the GOMIS & LACKER firm can advise artists on the protection and use of their image, their stage name or alias or their name, in particular by filing a trademark or domain names.
APPROACH BASED ON NEGOTIATION
A long negotiation practice allows the IP attorneys of the GOMIS & LACKER firm obtain fast results and, when possible, avoid litigation.
PRACTICE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION AND CONTRACTS
Failing amicable agreement, the attorneys of the GOMIS & LACKER firm will assist you in any suit for copyright infringement both in defense and request before the courts.