Advice & Consultancy

Deaks Music Law | Music Law & Contract Advice

Providing affordable, accessible and approachable music law and contract advice to the music industry, founded by Helen Deakin.


We provide Independent legal services to the music industry that are accessible and affordable

By choosing to specialise in music, we provide a nuanced, dedicated and independent approach; tailoring legal advice and music contracts to your individual requirements. We take great interest in our client’s work and believe this is fundamental to understanding your needs and developing a good working relationship. 

With a wealth of music industry experience, working in various legal and business affairs roles in music publishing, record labels, production music and live events, we bring an informal and friendly approach. 

We provide a free initial consultation and although we work on instructions from you, we are also here to guide and advise on the best deals for you and provide suggestions for protecting your rights and creative assets. We can also assist in introducing and suggesting other third-party services through our trusted contacts, for example, release campaign management, promo, digital distribution, social media management, royalties and synchronisation services. 

Whether you’re an emerging songwriter, artist, manager, producer, or label, we focus on the legal aspects of the music business, so you can focus on the creative.

What we offer

four distinct services:


  • contract drafting & deal management

  • Review and analysis of contracts

  • One-off enquiries

  • Legal & Business Affairs support 


music contract expertise in:


  • Recording & Publishing

  • Licensing

  • Management

  • Distribution

  • Production music

  • Record labels

  • Producers & Mixers

  • Remixes

  • Featured vocalists

  • Band agreements

  • Sample clearances

  • Synchronisation

  • Merchandising

  • Live performance

  • Sponsorship

  • Endorsement


We provide a free initial consultation to discuss and assess the complexity involved in your matter and our rates are always on a fixed-fee basis.