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One of Australia’s leading entertainment law firms, Brett Oaten Solicitors acts for a wide range of clients, from internationally successful artists in the music industry, film studios and large media companies, to young bands and first-time film producers. We have expertise in the music, film and television industries, and all related media and entertainment fields, and we provide advice to Australian clients, as well as to international clients operating in Australia.

We can provide you with a wide range of legal services, including:

// Deal negotiation across the music, film and television industries

// Preparing and reviewing contracts

// Dispute resolution

// Advice on all intellectual property issues

// Trade mark advice and applications

// Advice on employment issues

// Advice on business structures and corporate issues

// Conveyancing services

We are also able to advise clients about the Export Market Development Grants that are available from Austrade, in relation to their arts and entertainment activities.

Our Clients

In the music industry, we act for many of Australia’s leading artists, from bands such as Angus and Julia Stone, Art vs. Science, Ball Park Music, Birds of Tokyo, Bliss n Eso, Busby Marou, the Cat Empire, Cold Chisel, Empire Of The Sun, Hermitude, Human Nature, Icehouse, In Hearts Wake, Northlane, Powderfinger, San Cisco, Thundamentals and Wolfmother, to solo artists 360, Clare Bowditch, John Butler, Kasey Chambers, Emma-Louise, Bernard Fanning, Daniel Johns, Jessica Mauboy, Kate Miller-Heidke, Lorde, Lisa Mitchell, Troye Sivan, Dan Sultan and Xavier Rudd, as well as many emerging artists including Little May, Meg Mac, Okenyo, Pez, Zeek Power, Sol3 Mio, Storm The Sky, Thomston and Tuka. We also act for a range of independent labels and distributors, including Eleven, Inertia and MGM and innovative music companies such as BangTango and Level Two.

We act for some of Australia’s leading television broadcasters including MTV Networks, as well as film and TV producers including Ambience, City Productions, Evolution Media Group, Hopscotch Features, Keo Films Australia, Lune Media, McAvoy Media and Scarlett Pictures. We act for television and radio personalities such as Lara Bingle, Ricki-Lee Coulter, Jason Dundas, Dan Ilic, Kylie Kwong, Chris Lilley, Tim Minchin, Matt Moran, George Negus, Anthony Puharich, Tim “Rosso” Ross and Paul West. Our clients also include exciting new media, technology and entertainment companies such as CinemaLive, The Finch Company, Mediacom, Nitro Circus Live, SP Health and Yahoo!7 and iconic Sydney enterprises such as Taronga Zoo.

We are also the honorary legal advisors to FBI Radio, 94.5 FM in Sydney and the Australian Music Prize (the AMP) and a proud supporter of the Seed Fund.

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