PAUL KERNICK

Consultant

Paul joined Bray & Krais as a Consultant in 2019. Graduating with a degree in Law from Bristol University, Paul was admitted in 1992 and has more than three decades of experience in the music industry, primarily working “in-house” at music companies and including director level positions at Virgin Records, Sanctuary Records and Ministry of Sound.

Paul advises across a broad range of music related matters, with a particular emphasis on recording agreements, distribution and label services agreements, label agreements, publishing agreements  and music catalogue sale and purchase agreements.

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TikTok faces legal battle with UMG

Partner, Simon Goodbody, speaks to The Times’ Technology Business Editor, Katie Prescott, to discuss the implications of TikTok’s continued exploitation of UMG’s catalogue following th...

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Ed Sheeran wins second Copyright Case over ‘Thinking Out Loud’ dispute less than 2 weeks after first trial win

Yesterday evening, U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton issued a reversal on his own ruling and dismissed a second case brought by Structured Asset Sales, an entity owned by David Pullman, whic...

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Bray & Krais’ client Ed Sheeran wins U.S. “Thinking Out Loud” copyright dispute.

A jury in a New York District Court today found Ed Sheeran not guilty of infringing ‘Let’s Get It On’ written by Ed Townsend and Marvin Gaye, after hearing testimony from both sides ov...

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