Bjorn Schipper is a true and dedicated nightlife lawyer, specialized in entertainment law and intellectual property. Bjorn is founder of the boutique IP law firm Schipper Legal in Amsterdam, whose office is in the prestigious A’DAM Tower. Schipper is also the initiator of the Nightlife Clerks. He represents many festivals, events, clubs, agencies, DJ's, labels and publishers, amongst others related to negotiations, drafting deals, business and IP advice as well as litigation.
Wie Zorgt Er Voor de Manager?
Bjorn Schipper Schipper Legal (NL), Hans Bousie Bureau Brandeis (NL), Michiel Steenhuis Advocatenkantoor Steenhuis (NL)
Van managers lijkt tegenwoordig het onmogelijke gevraagd te worden. Het lijkt alsof rechters (zie Martin Garrix, zie Afrojack) vinden dat een manager een positie heeft, waarbij hij of zij altijd het belang van de artiest boven dat van de manager zelf moet stellen. Dat maakt bijvoorbeeld een contractverlenging een moeizame exercitie. Ook moeten managers vaak lastige afwegingen maken tussen het korte en lange termijnbelang van de artiest en de belangen behartigen van de grote onderneming die is opgezet rond de artiest. Gaat het belang van de artiest altijd voor? En moet je dan nog wel manager willen zijn of worden?
Bjorn Schipper Schipper Legal (NL)
Hans Bousie Bureau Brandeis (NL)
Hans is partner of bureau Brandeis in Amsterdam. He is regarded as one of the leading entertainment lawyers in the Netherlands (but that is only because he is one of the oldest).
His clients are active in the music, film and book industry.
He writes a monthly column for Entertainment Business, the most prominent journal for music and film industry.
Recent music work:
Representing several music publishers, labels and managers in their split with DJs.
Some of his music clients (some are represented behind the scenes):
Amp Amsterdam, Armin van Buuren, Bespoke Management, Broederliefde, Dash Berlin, Han Kooreneef, Heroic, Innercore Music, Moksi, Montana, NVER, Orange Swift Management, Pitbull, Red Bull, Yellow Claw and You Might Also Like.
Michiel Steenhuis Advocatenkantoor Steenhuis (NL)
Having been active as an entertainment lawyer for almost two decades now, Michiel Steenhuis knows his way around in the complex world of music contracts and legal needs in the music industry. His approach is practical and no-nonsense - a result of some several wild years as a musician with his rock band Chaos! and various Dutch pop bands. As his music career proved unsustainable - he married a groupie - he took the route of entertainment law. Operating from his stand-alone boutique firm Steenhuis, Michiel specializes in negotiating deals and handling legal matters for artist, authors and DIY labels. Michiel furthermore runs the online trademark agency deponeerjemerk.nl and is co-owner of entertainment company DJ-producer.school.
Jasper van Vugt Freelance Journalist (NL)
Jasper van Vugt has been involved in the Dutch music industry since 2002 as a journalist, editor, copywriter, jury member, consultant and teacher. He writes for media like OOR Magazine, Entertainment Business Magazine, Jazzism Magazine, Buma/Stemra and various other media outlets. He’s involved with Popronde and as a jury member of various band competitions, is a board member of Stichting GRAP and works as a teacher for the Herman Brood Academie and Conservatory of Amsterdam.