Do One Music Group

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Wayne Russell

Managing Director

Do One Music Group

London, England

Fran has acted as lawyer and business affairs adviser to both myself and my artists and songwriters for over 5 years.

As one of the most knowledgeable and experienced music industry lawyers I've encountered, her advice and contribution has been invaluable. Her expertise on recording and music publishing contracts is second to none, and I never cease to be amazed by her incredible attention to detail. I would recommend Fran to any artist or music industry professional without hesitation!

Latest News

Spotify does U Turn on its "Hateful Conduct" Policy

Spotify has officially denounced its new "hateful conduct" policy less than a month after announcing that it would ban artists from its first party playlists on the grounds of hateful conduct.

R Kelly and rapper XXXTentacion were allegedly among the artists removed from its major playlists due to allegations of serious misconduct in their public lives.

Needless to say this subjective ruling did not go down too well with an industry dominated by streaming (Spotify being one of the dominant players) and where artists behaviour has always pushed the boundaries and headlines!

Spotify continues, and rightly so, to remove music that contains content inciting hatred or violence against people of any race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.    

You Tube Adds Valuable Credits to Videos

You Tube just added songwriter, label and publishing data to its premium and music videos and fan uploaded content featuring recorded music.  The credits can be accessed via a "Show More" button under each video with a link to the artist's "Official Artist Channel" and "Official Music Video" where applicable.  Spotify announced 3 months ago that it would add songwriter credits to its desktop platform, a move welcomed by the industry highlighting the importance of the creators of the songs.

This information will also assist the collection societies who are struggling to keep up with the influx of millions of lines of data received from the DSP's.  Without vital data accounting is delayed and often non-transparent.

 

Who We Are

RubyRed Legal is an entertainment law practice based in Perth, Western Australia. Its founder Francesca Cotton worked in the UK as an entertainment lawyer for over 20 years before returning to Perth to establish RubyRed Legal in 2013.

RubyRed Legal represents clients from all aspects of the entertainment industry including music, film and television, modelling, book publishing and employment .

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