Entertainment and Media Law


Over the past decades, the South African creative sector has grown into a thriving industry where musicians, artists, designers, photographers and lmmakers have turned their talents into professions. This progression did not happen by chance – it’s come about as a result of serious artists, investing time and effort into the business behind their art, as well as into the art itself.

Legalese offers a spectrum of legal services to musicians, creatives and creative agencies, management agencies, record labels and anyone else dealing with artistic performance, intellectual property or advertising. Whether you need contracts drafted, guidance on publishing deals or just a chat over coffee to bounce around an idea, we strip away the incomprehensible legalese and talk to you in a language you can hear, at a price that you can afford.

Some of the services we offer:

1.

MUSIC INDUSTRY

  • Performance and booking agreements
  • SAMRO/CAPASSO registration
  • Management and label agreements
  • Band member agreements
  • Publishing, distribution and licensing agreements
  • Agreement review

2.

CREATIVE AGENCIES

  • Media release forms
  • Client terms of engagement
  • Service agreements
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Usage agreements
  • Influencer agreements
  • Employment and contractor agreements

3.

FREELANCE CREATIVES

  • Terms of engagement
  • Photographic and model release forms
  • Usage dispute assistance

Price list

SERVICE

PRICE*

Consultation

Free**

Publishing registration

From R1 100.00

Collaboration agreement

R3 900.00

Management agreement

R3 850.00

Booking agreement

R2 180.00

Client Terms of Engagement

R3 500.00

Usage Agreement

R3 280.00

Service agreement

R3 850.00

excl. VAT

While we love chatting, we’re trying to run a business - consultations are free if you proceed with a quote. Prices are a guideline only and are subject to changes depending on specific requirements.

Contact Us

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190A Buitengracht St
Bo Kaap
Cape Town
8000
3rd Floor, 2 Merchant Place 
Cnr Fredman Dr & Rivonia Rd 
Sandton
2196