This means that we understand the issues and challenges confronting you, as well as the opportunities you can grasp.

Find out more

Our team deals with the whole range of music matters, including contracts, IP, copyright, distribution, clearance and merchandising agreements. We are experienced in all manner of musical projects and ensure that the rights of the creators are protected.

We work with recording artists, songwriters, composers, production companies and record labels. A key area of our workload involves pursuing claims on behalf of the major rights collections agency – working tirelessly to ensure that artists collect royalties from their works.

We are proud to have seen our work recognised by Music Week who have shortlisted us in the ‘Law firm of the year’ category at their 2017 and 2018 awards.

View less


Music Collecting Societies

Hamlins act for Phonographic Performance Limited and PRS For Music in the protection of their copyright in sound recordings and musical works. Between them, the collecting societies represent hundreds of thousands of performers, composers and record companies and collect hundreds …

read more



TRAP Worldwide

Advising and acting on behalf of long term client TRAP Worldwide (Trade mark and Rights holders Against Piracy). TRAP is the industry trade body for the UK music merchandising industry on issues such as unauthorised copying/counterfeiting of band merchandise, coordinating …

read more


Our Experience

    • Phonographic Performance Ltd and Performing Rights Society Limited v CGK Trading Ltd & Ors [2016] EWHC 2642 (Ch)
    • Phonographic Performance Ltd v Balogun (t/a Mama Africa) [2018] EWHC 1327 (Ch)
    • ITV Broadcasting Ltd & Ors v TV Catchup Ltd [2011] EWHC 1874 (Pat)
    • ITV Broadcasting Limited and Others v TVCatchup Limited and Others [2015] EWCA Civ 204



      The team delivers ‘sensible, commercial advice’ and the team has ‘particularly good knowledge of the music business’.

      Legal 500 2019

      Hamlins LLP is ‘pre-eminent in the area of protecting the public performance rights of musicians and record labels’.

      Legal 500 2017

      Martin Ochs is listed as a next generation music lawyer. He is described as ‘tenacious, well-organised, hardworking and intelligent’.

      Legal 500 2017

      See who else recommends our team close

      Key contacts