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Music and Entertainment Law - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand

Music and Entertainment Law

The music and entertainment industries can be complex, and full of twists and turns. No matter what type of contract or opportunity comes your way, it’s crucial to safeguard your future earnings and creative material.

You need a legal expert on your team who deeply understands the industry, and will empower you with commercially-smart solutions to achieve your goals.

We’re proud to be the trusted legal advisers for some of New Zealand and Australia’s leading musicians, labels and entertainers. Our strategic, practical, and results-driven approach means you can take new opportunities with confidence.

Whether you need simple advice or a major global deal, contact us for a free, no-obligation initial chat to learn how we can help you reach your goals.



Some of the music and entertainment law services we offer include:

  • Drafting and negotiating all kinds of music contracts, such as recording contracts, publishing and licensing agreements, 360° deals, songwriter agreements, management agreements, band partnerships, producer agreements, performance and booking agreements, distribution and broadcast deals and media talent arrangements.
  • Drafting and negotiating all kinds of film and television contracts, such as talent agreements and distribution deals to co-production and licensing agreements.
  • Intellectual property protection.
  • Business formation.
  • Dispute resolution.


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