Alexander Ross

Alexander is a partner and head of the Commercial Music and Commercial Publishing groups. He has over 20 years of experience advising clients in the creation, licensing and distribution of copyright works in the online and mobile environment, and also in media financing, e-commerce and m-commerce. Highly regarded by his clients and senior industry figures, he is known for his expertise, specialist advice, and in-depth knowledge in emerging media, particularly in the music and publishing sectors. His clients include Disney, Associated Press, AMC Networks, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros, eOne and Sony Interactive Entertainment.

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”.

Alexander 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 a regular speaker at Midem, the international music industry convention, and he is chairman of the Gloucestershire-based music education charity The Music Works.

  • 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.