WHAT CAN I OFFER YOU?
Specialist, by-the-hour advice to protect you and your rights
Rights management support to maximise your catalogue
Strategic guidance to increase royalties across key territories
Representation for negotiations and commercial matters
Dispute resolution of complex/multi-party grievances
Access to an extensive network of music industry professionals
SOUND WITH . . .
My work sees me operating alongside and in between music managers, lawyers and accountants, so if you are a creative working in the music industry in need of some support with a music rights or business matter, I am likely well placed to support you.
Over the years (based between Manchester and London), I have represented songwriters, producers, recording artists and everyone in between. I provide a number of discreet, behind-the-scenes services to anyone in need, including music managers.
Whether you're worried you're not receiving all of your royalties, you need help with getting the terms of a deal finalised, or are in the midst of a tricky rights dispute - if you need experienced, independent and impartial advice, then I am here to help.
My motto has always been, 'I will have a coffee with anyone, once', as you simply never know who you will meet. Networking remains vital to a creative's success and I continue to offer creatives in need of help a free, 20 minute 'coffee' - with no strings attached.
DON'T JUST TAKE MY WORD FOR IT...
"When you're so wrapped up in creating, it can be impossible to keep up with, let alone understand some of the most important parts of the music industry - and this is where Mike has helped massively over the years."
Top 10 charting artist and composer
"Mike has always been extremely reliable when its come to advising on aspects of my career - whether that be looking over deals or helping with contacts and information."
Touring musician and songwriter
(on tour with Top 10 charting act)
"I've found being able to call upon Mike for an entirely neutral perspective aids my ability to make clear decisions. Having someone experienced, but also discreet, at the end of the phone is super helpful."
Leading UK music producer
"Mike is an unusual figure in the music industry in that he is not in any way self serving. He has a genuine desire to help and nurture new talent and with his wealth of experience he has an awful lot to offer."
Director of YM&U Group
"I've always enjoyed working with Mike as he's a true professional who will always give an honest opinion. Mike's business experience makes him a perfect sounding board for new talent."
SVP Kobalt Music Group
"Mike is the go-to person for any creative who is in need of some additional support in their career. His knowledge focus and enthusiasm make him a very useful asset to songwriters and artists alike."
Director of Services, Sentric Music
I DO WHAT I DO BECAUSE...
I have an overwhelming desire to ensure that all creatives in the music industry have access to quality, independent and trusted advice and support. It's really that simple.
On a daily basis I help equip creatives to become as informed as possible ahead of making key decisions relating to the management of their business affairs - with a specific focus on matters relating to their music rights and royalties.
I do what I do because I want to safeguard and empower creatives to make well-informed decisions in order to generate and develop innovative opportunities and sustainable revenue streams for the long term.