Peter Mason

Peter is an experienced music and technology lawyer, with particular expertise in digital and collective licensing, and in the management of music industry data. He also advises music industry bodies on regulatory compliance and governance matters.

Peter’s career has been evenly split across private practice roles and working in-house for PPL, the UK’s record company and performer collecting society. He acts for a number of collective licensing bodies as well as digital music and TV platforms, neighbouring rights companies and media and non-media technology companies. Peter is also a regular speaker at conferences and events.

  • Recent experience

    • Advising IMPEL on the establishment of the collecting society as a new independent entity for the management of the rights of independent music publishers. Included the development of new constitutional arrangements and membership agreements, advising on compliance with the CRM Directive, and the licensing of rights to digital music services.
    • Working as part of a small international working group of lawyers to define the data sharing , management and use rules for a new multi-territory repertoire database, VRDB, including establishing processes for governance and representation by the collecting society stakeholders. Subsequently advising SCAPR (the operator of the database and the international association of performer collecting societies) on matters relating to the database’s use.
    • Advising Clicknclear, an online platform for the licensing of music within cheerleading and other synchronised sports, as regards the acquisition and granting of appropriate music licences.
    • Providing data protection and other advice to Stroke Active, an award winning support tool for recovering stroke patients, to enable the launch of the service and to meet NHS data protection standards.