Articles

07
Aug

Artificial Intelligence & the Music Industry: A Legal Perspective

By Alexander Cole The last few years have seen a proliferation in startups looking to use artificial intelligence (“AI”) to disrupt a number of different areas of the music industry.  The emergence of AI capable of writing new musical compositions has attracted particular attention.  Much of the debate focusses on the potential impact of this technology...
25
Jul

Partner Richard Bray recognised in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame

We are delighted to announce that Partner Richard Bray has been recognised in The Legal 500’s Hall of Fame. The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of...
18
Jun

Spotify Pay-Out

Kaajal Shah examines Sony Music’s announcement detailing how it proposes to share its net proceeds from its equity in Spotify with its artists and distributed labels. Sony Music has just announced how it proposes to share its net proceeds from its equity in Spotify with artists and distributed labels. Having divested a portion of its...
15
Jun

Bray & Krais Solicitors become Friends of AIM

Bray & Krais Solicitors are pleased to announce that the firm is now part of the Friends of AIM network. The Association of Independent Music (AIM) is an organisation which supports the UK’s independent music companies, providing a collective voice for the independent music industry. AIM currently has over 800 members. As a Friend of...
24
May

Associates Dorothea Thompson and Alexander Cole hold presentation on GDPR

On 24 May, Associates Dorothea Thompson and Alexander Cole are conducting a GDPR compliance presentation for members of the Association of Independent Music (AIM). On 24 May, Associates Dorothea Thompson and Alexander Cole are conducting a GDPR compliance presentation for members of the Association of Independent Music (AIM). In preparation for GDPR coming into force...
24
May

Partner Udo Onwere speaks at LawInSport seminar

On 23 May 2018, Partner Udo Onwere attended and spoke at the Football Law seminar, which focused on legal issues within the world of football. LawInSport hosted the half-day seminar at Adelaide House, London and the event was held in partnership with Blackstone Chambers, the British Association for Sport and Law and Bryan Cave Leighton...
02
Nov

Bray & Krais ranked in Chambers UK 2018

Bray & Krais are delighted to have been ranked as a Band 2 firm in Chambers UK 2018 for ‘Media & Entertainment: Music’. Richard Bray and Mark Krais have retained their Band 1 rankings for ‘Media & Entertainment: Music: Non-contentious’, whilst Simon Dixon and Alan Lander have been ranked as Band 4 in this category:...
16
Oct

Bray & Krais ranked as a leading firm in The Legal 500 UK 2017

Bray & Krais are delighted to have been ranked as a second tier firm in Legal 500 UK 2017 for ‘Media and Entertainment (including Media Finance)’. Richard Bray and Mark Krais have also both been ranked as Tier One ‘Leading Individuals’ for their work: “Media and entertainment boutique Bray & Krais, Solicitors handles IP, media...
21
Aug

How far will the money go – Udo Onwere

Partner Udo Onwere examines the whether the current levels of spending, in relation to sports broadcasting rights, are sustainable as viewing numbers of conventional sports channels begin to fall. Sky Sports is playing a speculative game. Given the eye-watering sums spent on football rights and players, the pay-TV giant recently overhauled its sports packages offering....