Music has been at the heart of Russells’ reputation as the UK’s pre-eminent entertainment industry law firm since being founded over 40 years ago.

We are immensely proud of the fact that we have acted for many of our clients from the outset of their careers who were unknown to the general public to becoming multi award winning international stadium filling artists. No matter at what stage of their career, we believe that what our clients really want from us, above all things, are the technically excellent legal team that we provide to them.

As a firm, Russells’ depth and breadth of expertise extends far beyond music and related contracts to encompass all aspects of the entertainment industry. In acting for worldwide talent, we now advise on all other areas of media including endorsement, digital, sport, new technology, television and film. In addition to advising on purely contractual matters, we provide comprehensive business and legal advice on career development generally.

With unparalleled music industry experience and connections, we advise clients in all aspects of the music industry at every level and in every department. Here is a list of some of those within the music and entertainment industries that we are in a position to help in all personal and professional aspects of their activities:

* Multi-million selling global music artists
* New and established artists
* Multinational major media and entertainment companies
* Small independent production companies
* Companies or individuals who manufacture distribute market and promote the work that talent produces
* Live performers
* Promoters
* Producer’s, mixers and/or remixers
* Booking agents

New Artist

Russells has an excellent track record working with artists and other creative individuals at the very start of their careers in the entertainment business, who have then gone on to achieve national and international success.

Utilising our wide contact base and strong working relationships within the industry, we pride ourselves on offering carefully considered strategic advice as to how best to navigate and capitalise upon the initial opportunities presented to new/emerging talent.

Whether you are an established artist or new to the music business and have a music related legal enquiry, please contact Jo Brittain who heads up the department on 020 7439 8692 or email him at