Live Entertainment Law (Concerts & Events)

We provide comprehensive legal advice to local and international artists, producers, promoters, concert agencies, managers and agents in all legal aspects of live entertainment related law.

This particularly comprises inter alia the conception, drafting & negotiation of live entertainment related contracts, especially:

  • Tour Agreements
  • Concert and Festival Agreements
  • Promoter Contracts
  • Production as well as other Event Contracts

Further, we advise on all legal issues which are linked to the above, inter alia:

  • cooperation, joint ventures and acquisitions in the live entertainment industry
  • merchandising contracts
  • sponsorship agreements
  • catering & venue contracts

In addition to the legal counseling, together with our cooperation partner from Färber & Partner mbB tax advisers, we are able to provide our clients with focused tax advice to the specific needs of the live entertainment sector. Färber & Partner has been advising clients from the live entertainment industry for more than 35 years on all aspects of branch specific tax issues such as income and turnover tax treatment of performances, the application of double taxation treaties, withholding tax issues (§ 50a German Income Tax Act - “Ausländersteuer”) as well as questions of social security levy (Künstlersozialkasse), colleting society fees (GEMA) and social insurance law.