Alexander Ross

Alexander is head of the Commercial Music and Commercial Publishing teams at Wiggin, as well as being a core member of the Technology and Data Protection teams.

He has over 20 years of experience advising clients in the creation, licensing and distribution of copyright works in the online and mobile environment, with a particular focus on new technologies. He also advises international clients on data protection compliance.

Alexander is rated in Chambers as having “rare experience in the evolving digital media business” and by the Legal 500 as having “in-depth knowledge of the complex economic music sector”.

He writes regularly for the Entertainment Law Review, he sits on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers, and he is a member of the British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association and the Society for Computers and Law. He is chairman of the Gloucestershire-based charity The Music Works, which helps transform the lives of children and young people through music.

  • Experience

    Music

    Broadcast and retransmission licensing, international collecting society licensing; licensing music in film, TV, computer games, apps and virtual reality; music catalogue due diligence and financing; talent contracts; music publishing; live events; music technology; mobile rights.

    Publishing

    Author contracts; ebook rights and distribution; Amazon, Apple and Google contracts; JVs with other media players; trade body advice; syndication; photo rights; digital and mobile rights.

    Other

    Digital media technology; specialist copyright advice; theatre contracts; personality rights; general media work.