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REHKATSCH ATTORNEYS AT LAW

MUSICIANS | BANDS | DJS

We support you

We advise you on band foundations, contracting with record companies, negotiations with management as well as on questions concerning the protection of your own songs. This includes questions about copyright and ancillary copyright law, the artists’ social insurance fund as well as name, trademark and competition law. For example, we can help you cover an old classic, do your own online exploitation, merchandising, or sign a publishing, booking, performance, studio musician or promotion contract.

COMPOSERS | LYRICISTS

We advise composers and lyricists on their cooperation with the collecting societies GEMA and GVL, e.g. on work registrations, reviews of royalty statements or general membership issues. We can also assist you in disputes or negotiations with music publishers, for example in the area of film and advertising music or the establishment of an edition.

PRODUCERS | LABELS | PUBLISHERS | MANAGEMENT | CONCERT AGENCIES

In the recording industry we advise freelancers, tradesmen, small and medium-sized enterprises. We support you in the establishment of partnerships and corporations, their transformation as well as in the hiring of freelance or permanent employees.

In the operational business, we help you with all relevant contracts such as artist, production, title, band takeover, distribution or publishing contracts. We support you in founding your own music publishing company or label as well as in closing a distribution deal.

For events, tours or concert series, we advise you on the necessary permits, agreements with the collecting societies and even catering or merchandising contracts.

We support you in the exploitation of licenses as well as in the establishment of brands or artists. We place particular emphasis on the interface with other industries for a uniform marketing chain as well as a long-term and comprehensive strategy for the evaluation of your usage rights.

In the event of legal infringements, we will assist you in enforcing and protecting your own rights as well as in defending third-party claims.

CONTRACTUAL MATTERS THAT WE HAVE DEALT WITH SO FAR:

Cautions | Commissioned Production Contracts | Performance Contracts | Exploitation Agreements | Autographing Agreements | Author Agreements | Author Option Agreements | Band Takeover Agreements | Consulting Agreements | Booking Agreements | Cover Design Agreements | DJ BookingContracts | Screenplay Contracts | Edition Contracts | Single Title Author Contracts | Single Performance Contracts | Exclusivity Contracts | Festival Contracts | Company Formations | Freelance Contracts | Film Music Licensing Contracts | Photo Shooting Contracts | Film Concept Contracts | Guest Performance Contracts | GbR Contracts | GEMA | GmbH Contracts | GVL | Head of Agreements | Radio PlayProduction Agreements | Interview Agreements | Performer Agreements | Limited Partnership Agreements | Composition Agreements | Cooperation Agreements | Composition Arranger Agreements | Concert Promoter Agreements | Concert Agency Agreements | Artist Agreements | Label Founding | Label OptionLabel Contracts | Letter of Intents | License Agreements | License Reviews | Live Performance Agreements | Management Agreements | Trademark License Agreements | Merchandising Agreements | Music Law | Music Publishing Foundations | Music Publishing Agreements | Music Video Agreements | OHG Agreements | Online Distribution Agreements | Option Agreements | PA & Lighting Contracts | Production Contracts | Producer Contracts | Promotion Contracts | Radio Cooperation Contracts | Rights Clearance | Remix Contracts | Sampling Contracts | Showcase Contracts | Show Concept Contracts | Singles Contracts | Sponsorship Contracts | Sound Design Contracts | Soundtrack Contracts | Studio Musician Receipts | Sublicensing Contracts | Submanagement Contracts | Subtext Poetry Contracts | Subpublishing Contracts | Collective Bargaining Agreements | TitleLicensing Agreements | Record Producer Agreements | Touring Agreements | Practice Room Rental Agreements | Event Agreements | Non-disclosure Agreements | Distribution Agreements | Publishing Option Agreements | Video Production Agreements | Video Distribution Agreements | VFF | VG Wort | Advertising Music Agreements

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