‘Mediating Music Disputes’

In my free time over the next 30 days I am writing a draft article entitled –  ‘All I Want For Christmas Are Damages – Mediating Music Disputes’

The current working draft appears on the ‘Mediating Art & Music Disputes’ page at www.carlislam.co.uk. One of the remedies available in a management contract dispute is breach of fiduciary duty by the manager. This is connected to recovering copyright and back-royalties and obtaining a declaration that the contract is void e.g. for undue influence. The current structure of the article is:

  • Introduction.
  • Music Business.
  • Fiduciary Duties owed by Managers to Artists.
  • Constructive Trust?
  • Artists’ Rights.
  • Copyright in Music.
  • Fair dealing & exceptions.
  • Remedies.
  • Questions for the Mediator to ask each Participant in a Pre-Mediation Zoom /TEAMS Call and on the Mediation Day.
  • Bibliography.
  • Cases.