"Music creates a kind of pleasure that human nature cannot do without." – Confucius

The modern music business is complex. Mathé Law Firm specialises in the music industry. We know the difference between composition and sound recording, the GEMA authorisation agreement and the terms of use of social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.

Lawyer Stephan Mathé has been an established name in music law for years and represents numerous music industry majors, both on the publishing and label side. These include Warner Chappell, ROBA, C. F. Peters and Schott Music. But his clients also include smaller industry representatives and singer-songwriters. Over the years, he has built up a great deal of expertise as a specialist in representing clients in cases of unauthorised use of compositions and sound recordings by companies, particularly in social media, and has asserted the claims of rights holders at national and international level in several thousand cases.

We also represent artists in the negotiation of band transfer agreements or in disputes over the copyright to a musical work, band name, etc.