Inden SPOT Festival 2019 introducerer vi dig til flere af de internationale branchepersoner, som har bekræftet deres deltagelse på årets SPOT Festival. Her kan du møde Will Priestley fra Harbottle & Lewis LLP.
Du kan møde alle MXD’s internationale gæster til MXD’s Superbowl, vores årlige SPOT networking-arrangement mellem den internationale og danske musikbranche, som finder sted lørdag d. 4. maj i Aarhus Bowlinghal.
Name: Will Priestley
Company: Harbottle & Lewis LLP
Title: Music lawyer (formal title is Associate, Music Group)
Based in: London, UK
Can you tell us a bit about the company’s history and its “roster”? Our Music group has represented some of the biggest names in the music industry for more than 60 years, supporting them at every stage of their development. We work with major international artists, song writers, producers, and underground and breakthrough talent on all types of music industry deals. We also work with independent record labels and publishers as well as digital music platforms, and companies interested in exploiting music in film, television, theatre and online.
– and a bit about what you personally work with at this moment? I work with most of the firm’s music clients but my main focus is on working with talent, and specifically on advising emerging artists, writers and producers (and their managers) at the start of their careers, to help support them and protect their rights and reputation as their careers progress.
What was the moment you decided you wanted to work with music? I have loved music my whole life, so as soon as I worked out that I could combine music with law, I knew that’s what I wanted to do.
What are your favourite Danish acts? MØ, Iceage.
Best show you’ve ever seen hands down? The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury 2013.