Tom Picton WarlowPerth, Western Australia
My daughter Jessica has started a career in modelling over the past six months and during this time we have engaged Fran as our entertainment lawyer for contractual negotiations.
Fran has delivered a number of important results for us during this time. While delivering results, Fran has also shown an ability to communicate the meaning of agreements to us in terms of outcomes and implications that are understandable. I would thoroughly recommend Fran for entertainment industry legal representation and strategic advice.
APRA AMCOS - the Australian mechanical copyright and public performance collection society - has agreed a deal with Facebook whereby the songwriters, composers and music publishers that APRA AMCOS represents (including international songwriters) will be paid for the use of their music on Facebook, Instagram, Oculus and Messenger.
Good news for the publishing community and a giant step forward in educating the public at large in recognising the countless unsung hours that go into writing great songs.
Monetary details, monitoring terms and just how this works in practice, yet to be confirmed!
Spotify has officially denounced its new "hateful conduct" policy less than a month after announcing that it would ban artists from its first party playlists on the grounds of hateful conduct.
R Kelly and rapper XXXTentacion were allegedly among the artists removed from its major playlists due to allegations of serious misconduct in their public lives.
Needless to say this subjective ruling did not go down too well with an industry dominated by streaming (Spotify being one of the dominant players) and where artists behaviour has always pushed the boundaries and headlines!
Spotify continues, and rightly so, to remove music that contains content inciting hatred or violence against people of any race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.
RubyRed Legal is an entertainment law practice based in Perth, Western Australia. Its founder Francesca Cotton worked in the UK as an entertainment lawyer for over 20 years before returning to Perth to establish RubyRed Legal in 2013.
RubyRed Legal represents clients from all aspects of the entertainment industry including music, film and television, modelling, book publishing and employment .