Contractual freedom

Contractual Freedom: Lessons from A&A Music and Bosman Cases

Contracts are the backbone of modern business relationships, providing a means for parties to establish mutual obligations and expectations. However, what happens when a contract comes to an end? Does the party that wishes to move on have an obligation to continue collaborating with the other party? The recent Dutch case of A&A Music v. … Continue Reading

Record label dispute

Record Label Dispute Lessons: Navigating the Legal Maze

Megan Thee Stallion’s Record Label Dispute Megan Thee Stallion, Grammy-winning rapper, has been making headlines lately for her ongoing legal record label dispute with 1501 Certified Entertainment. The dispute began in March 2020, when Stallion signed a management and recording contract with the label. The contract reportedly gave the label 60% of her recording income, … Continue Reading


Modelling and Its Need for Reform: Beyond the Glitz and Glamour

Introduction to Modelling As we take a closer look at the Dutch modelling industry, we find that progress has certainly been made in regard to safeguarding models’ rights and welfare. In the Netherlands, the fashion industry has taken significant steps towards creating a safer and healthier working environment for models. However, this glamorous world is … Continue Reading

Music Sampling

Legal Insights for Emerging Artists – Exploringthe Case for Music Sampling

Factual Scenario Imagine a talented up-and-coming musician named Sarah, who has recently gained popularity in the electronic music scene for her innovative remixes of classic jazz tracks. As such, she sometimes creates new music by sampling old songs she finds inspiring. Sarah’s also known for her unique ability to blend different music genres, creating fresh … Continue Reading


Guide to Understanding NFTs: Transforming Art into the Digital Era

Introduction to NFTs Welcome to our extensive guide on Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) – the revolutionary digital assets transforming the art world. Whether you’re an artist ready to embrace the digital arena or simply intrigued by this emerging phenomenon, this guide is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of NFTs, their relationship with copyright … Continue Reading

Legal Aspects of Copyright and AI in the Music Industry

In recent decades, artificial intelligence, often abbreviated as “AI,” has had a huge impact on various industries, including the music industry. With the rise of advanced algorithms and machine learning technologies, musicians and music platforms have begun to embrace AI. This adoption aims to improve creative processes, make music creation more efficient, and enrich the … Continue Reading


Transparantieplicht en contracten in de creatieve sector

Sinds 7 juni 2022 geldt in Nederland een transparantieplicht voor partijen die op grond van een daartoe strekkende overeenkomst muziek of andere kunst exploiteren. Deze transparantieplicht houdt kort gezegd in dat de exploitant van een werk aan de maker daarvan jaarlijks een overzicht moet geven van de volledige exploitatie van het werk. Zo kunnen makers … Continue Reading


Restauranteigenaar maakt inbreuk op auteursrecht & naburig recht

Onlangs heeft de rechtbank Zeeland-West-Brabant bepaald dat een restauranteigenaar inbreuk heeft gemaakt op de auteursrechten en naburige rechten van Buma en Sena. De gedaagde was geen licentie overeengekomen met Buma en Sena. Maar, zij heeft gedurende 3 jaren wel muziek laten horen in haar restaurant. De rechtbank oordeelde dat dit een inbreuk opleverde en veroordeelde gedaagde tot … Continue Reading


Track Selection Mastery: The Push for DJ Recognition and Fair Pay

Introduction Within the diverse world of music, DJs hold a significant creative role. They’ve transcended their traditional status as background players to become celebrated figures in the industry. Recognized for their unique style, they offer innovative contributions to shaping musical experiences. However, the existing compensation models often overlook a crucial aspect of their craft. This … Continue Reading