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RubyRed Legal is able to offer advice in respect of every aspect of the music industry due to its founder’s (Fran Cotton) extensive international experience in the industry over the past 20 years. Fran worked in London as Director of Legal and Business Affairs for the two largest record companies in the world for over 13 years (Warners and Universal),  and has had her own legal consultancy practices in London, Belfast and Perth for over 9 years. She managed artists for 10 years, and had her own record and publishing labels.

 

RubyRed Legal is able to offer advice in respect of every aspect of the music industry due to its founder’s (Fran Cotton) extensive international experience in the industry over the past 20 years. Fran worked in London as Director of Legal and Business Affairs for the two largest record companies in the world for over 13 years (Warners and Universal),  and has had her own legal consultancy practices in London, Belfast and Perth for over 9 years. She managed artists for 10 years, and had her own record and publishing labels.

Her advice is therefore commercial and practical.  Her experience is unique and she is able to offer a 360 degree view based upon her in-depth knowledge gained from working for the major record labels and her own management companies, publishing company and record label.  

This is invaluable to clients who are able to rely upon Fran’s legal expertise in respect of international copyright laws and industry practice.   Combine this with Fran’s practical expertise having organised European tours, merchandise, recordings (including a No 1 album in the Irish charts), artwork, photo shoots, videos, DVD’s (including a No 1 DVD in the Irish charts) and promotional appearances whilst working with artists signed to her management companies.     

Every creative contributor needs to be aware that there should be an agreement documenting the nature of their contribution and the position with respect to the rights arising from such contribution.  Whether in the recording studio (musicians, producers, arrangers, remixers), the art studio (graphic artists and website designers), the film studio (photographers, video directors and production companies) or the band’s rehearsal rooms (publishing, band and partnership agreements). The list goes on and there needs to be a clear paper trail documenting all of these rights.  

Whether you are a musician or producer, record label or artist, graphic designer or label, video director or band, distributor or manager, RubyRed Legal can assist with any queries or contracts

The type of agreements RubyRed Legal can draft, negotiate and advise on include:-

  • Recording Contracts
  • Publishing Contracts
  • Management Agreements
  • Band Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Agents Agreements
  • Promoters Agreements
  • Merchandise Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Producers Agreements
  • Remixers Agreements
  • Session Musician Release Forms
  • Featured Artist Agreements
  • Photographers Agreements
  • Video Directors Agreements
  • Designers Agreements
  • Trademark Registration
  • Sponsorship Agreements
  • Marketing & PR Agreements
  • A & R Consultants Agreements
  • Personal Appearances
  • Radio Appearances
  • Television Appearances
  • Live Performance Agreements
  • Sample Clearances
  • Co-writers Agreements
  • Back Catalogue Agreements
  • Synchronisation Licences
  • Soundtrack Album Licences
  • Multi-Artist Compilation Licences