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Mark Sinnott

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Work 020 7439 8692
Email:
Russells Solicitors

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Commercial

Position

Partner

Career

Mark has been with Russells for over 30 years and a partner since 1990.

Mark specialises in all aspects of commercial work in the music and media fields acting for major and independent record companies, music publishing companies, artists, producers and industry executives. He also advises on television and sports work.

Mark is the leading industry specialist acting for and advising major record labels where he has a wealth of experience in all aspects of their business including artist contracts, licensing, label deals, joint ventures and catalogue acquisition.

Mark prides himself on his well-reasoned commercial approach to matters and providing a first class bespoke service to clients.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

A ‘leading light for music industry expertise’, Russells Solicitors acts for a range of high-profile clients in the music industry including record companies, publishers and producers, and agencies and artists on the full range of matters including live events, sponsorship, recording and publishing agreements, TV appearances, show agreements, private client, real estate, employment, disputes and corporate matters. Chris Organ represented Roger Waters of Pink Floyd on the negotiations surrounding his global music publishing deal with BMG. Steven Tregear advised Parlophone on its dispute with Radiohead concerning digital royalties. Brian Howard advised Duran Duran on a dispute with Gloucester Place Music over the US rights to its first three albums. Gavin Maude heads the artist department and advised Coldplay on negotiations surrounding its deal with the US NFL to perform the half-time show at the NFL Super Bowl. Jo Brittain is a specialist in working with new and up-and-coming artists and advised Clean Bandit on negotiations surrounding the clearance of the performer rights on the single Rockabye. Mark Sinnott is ‘one of the most experienced and knowledgeable music law advisers in the industry’ and advised Universal Music on the negotiation of the original soundtrack album rights licence from Universal Pictures in relation to the film Bridget Jones’s Baby. Team head Simon Esplen is an ‘excellent commercial music lawyer who fights very hard for his clients’; John Reid is also noted for contentious mandates. Chris Gossage is a ‘hugely experienced corporate lawyer who has the rare advantage of fully understanding the music industry’. Senior associate Ryan Vince is also recommended.

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