Partner

Creative Industries - Music, Media & Art

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com
Testimonials

Charlotte has negotiated and concluded recording and publishing agreements for me. It was a pleasure to work with Charlotte who provided a personal and efficient service. Her straight-talking, down to earth manner coupled with her knowledge and experience put me at ease.

Simon Dine

Composer, Producer

Charlotte worked with me during very difficult times after my husband (Ewan MacColl) died. Our company, Ewan MacColl Ltd, needed expert advice on reclaiming copyrights, finding ‘lost’ royalties, and so on. Charlotte was always there, background and foreground, efficient and cheerful. It wasn’t only her knowledge and her attention to detail – it was her attitude, her ability to change course when the wind changed … and that smile. The music industry is an ever-changing, ever-difficult field and it needs experienced professionals who know how to work in a team and have no trouble with keeping up with the pace. Charlotte is one of those.

Peggy Seeger

Folk singer, Song maker, Activist

Throughout my time working with Charlotte, I was very impressed by her professionalism, thoroughness, consideration and calm, especially when dealing with difficult antics from the 'other side'. I would be very keen to have Charlotte on my team should I need it and would have no hesitation in recommending her.

Roger Dean

Artist

Partner

Creative Industries - Music, Media & Art

Expertise

Charlotte is a music and media partner having specialised in music and entertainment law since qualification building on an already established career in the music industry.

Charlotte’s clients include artists, writers, managers, producers, independent record labels and publishing companies amongst others.  Charlotte advises on, drafts and negotiates contracts in all areas of the music, media, broadcast and entertainment & creative industries and related intellectual property rights.

Charlotte is forever passionate about music and helping creative talent take their next steps in their careers.

Charlotte Advises

  • Songwriters
  • Recording Artists
  • Music Producers
  • Music Managers
  • Music Agents
  • Record Labels
  • Book and Music Publishers
  • Film & TV producers
  • Media & Entertainment Industries
  • Authors

Charlotte is on the panel of PRS for Music and BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) approved industry lawyers

Experience Highlights

  • Negotiating and successfully completing contracts for both emerging and established Artists/Musicians with independent. and major Music Publishers, Record Labels (including Sony, Universal, Bucks, Warners) and Film/TV production companies (including BBC, Icon Films, Lichen Films).
  • Negotiating and successfully completing copyright assignments and licences for Ivor Novello and Grammy award-winning Musicians and Composers.
  • Legal advisor to established Artists in relation to large-scale copyright infringement.

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Jens Hills & Co Solicitors / Jens Hills LLP: Music, Media and Intellectual Property Specialists.

Previous Businesses

  • EMI Records, London
  • Jeff Wayne Music Group Limited, London

Education

  • Manchester Metropolitan University – LPC
  • MMU / The College of Law – PGDL
  • University of Liverpool – History BA Hons

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com
Testimonials

Charlotte has negotiated and concluded recording and publishing agreements for me. It was a pleasure to work with Charlotte who provided a personal and efficient service. Her straight-talking, down to earth manner coupled with her knowledge and experience put me at ease.

Simon Dine

Composer, Producer

Charlotte worked with me during very difficult times after my husband (Ewan MacColl) died. Our company, Ewan MacColl Ltd, needed expert advice on reclaiming copyrights, finding ‘lost’ royalties, and so on. Charlotte was always there, background and foreground, efficient and cheerful. It wasn’t only her knowledge and her attention to detail – it was her attitude, her ability to change course when the wind changed … and that smile. The music industry is an ever-changing, ever-difficult field and it needs experienced professionals who know how to work in a team and have no trouble with keeping up with the pace. Charlotte is one of those.

Peggy Seeger

Folk singer, Song maker, Activist

Throughout my time working with Charlotte, I was very impressed by her professionalism, thoroughness, consideration and calm, especially when dealing with difficult antics from the 'other side'. I would be very keen to have Charlotte on my team should I need it and would have no hesitation in recommending her.

Roger Dean

Artist