Adam Van Straten
Adam Van Straten is a highly accomplished lawyer, equipped with a compelling track record in advising on contractual and related issues for, in particular, the talent side of the entertainment, media and sporting worlds.
Adam is particularly well connected in Los Angeles, the Entertainment capital of the world. He is an Intermediary with The Football Association and is listed as an expert for the Music Industry in the Legal Experts Guide. Adam was formerly Head of Media at Magrath & Co and before this he was a Partner at Mishcon de Reya, both in London.
The Last Year
Over the last year, Adam has continued to seek out talent in emerging genres and has continued to make inroads into the Afrobeats scene.
Adam also consolidated his work in the Reggae sector and continues to represent various Silver, Gold and Platinum-selling Artists and Producers throughout various genres of music with international reach.
Music Week Awards
For the fourth year in a row, Van Straten Solicitors have been shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year at the Music Week Awards 2021.
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Van Straten Solicitors' New Office
We are pleased to announce that we have officially moved in to our new office space!
Our new address is:
3 Adam & Eve Mews,
Koffee Nominated for Another Grammy!
Congratulations to our client Koffee who has been nominated for her second Grammy for her album 'Gifted'!
Koffee won her first Grammy for 'Rapture' at the 2022 Awards for Best Reggae Album.
Best of luck at this years awards!
Greater London Enterprise Awards 2022
We are very excited to announce that Van Straten Solicitors has been awarded Best Media and Entertainment Law Firm 2022 at the Greater London Enterprise Awards
VSS Awarded Best Media & Entertainment Law Firm 2022
We are really excited to announce that Van Straten Solicitors has been awarded Best Media & Entertainment Law Firm 2022 in the 6th Greater London Enterprise Awards hosted by SME News!
Koffee & Bad Boy Chiller Crew
Huge shoutouts to our clients Koffee and BBCC who performed at Glastonbury and ensured crowds had a memorable time!
TION WAYNE & LA ROUX
Congratulations to our client Tion Wayne who reached number 6 in the UK Official Charts with entry 'IFTK'.
Keep up the good work!
Global Business Insight Awards 2022
We are excited to announce that Van Straten Solicitors has been awarded Best Music and Entertainment Law Specialists 2022!
Axel Blake Wins Britain's Got Talent
Huge congratulations to our client Axel Blake on winning Britain's Got Talent 2022!
Another 3-Client Collab Release
Congratulations to our clients on the release of RoadBlock by NSG feat LD and produced by 4Play.
Out now on all platforms!
A 3-Client Collab Release
Congratulations to our clients on the release of 'Ginger' by King Promise, produced by Jae5
and Morten Lava.
Here's to another 3-client combo release!
Adam Meets Graham Potter
Our Principal, Adam Van Straten was delighted to attend the Brighton & Hove Albion Player's Awards last night and to meet the manager of the moment, Graham Potter.
Bad Boy Chiller Crew's 'BMW' in Top 10 UK Singles Charts
Congratulations to our clients Bad Boy Chiller Crew for getting their track 'BMW' in the Top 10 UK Singles Charts 2 weeks running!
Adam Van Straten Billboard Top 100 Lawyers Honoree Third Year Running
Congratulations to our Principal Adam Van Straten for being named (for the third year in a row!) on the Billboard Magazine's 2022 Top Music Lawyers list.
Congratulations also to all the other incredible music industry lawyers listed!
The Drifters Girl Cast Record Album at Abbey Road Studios
Some very exciting news shared by our lovely client Beverley Knight earlier today…
The cast of The Drifters Girl have been down at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and recorded a cast album.
The album will be out 6th May & is available for pre-order now…there are even signed editions available!!
Beverley Knight Nominated for Best Actress in a Musical at Olivier Awards 2022
Congratulations to our client Beverley Knight for her nomination at the Olivier Awards 2022 for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in The Drifters Girl.
Jordan Adetunji Signs with RCA
Congratulations to our client Jordan Adetunji on signing his Recording Agreement with RCA!
It was great to have an old school signing especially during a tube strike!
We are really excited for our clients, Koffee and slowthai for their upcoming performances at Coachella 2022.
For full line-up, tickets and more, click below
We want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us here at Van Straten Solicitors!
See you all in the New Year.
MOBO Awards 2021
Congratulations to our client JAE5 for winning Best Producer at the 2021 MOBO Awards and to BOJ, Sasimone & again JAE5 who featured on Dave's album 'We're All Alone In This Together' which won a MOBO for Album of the Year.
We would also like to congratulate our other clients who were nominees this year; King Promise, NSG, Tiwa Savage, Juls & Darkoo.
Bad Boy Chiller Crew TV Series Debuts on ITV2
Congratulations to our Client, Bad Boy Chiller Crew, on the debut of their self-titled, six-part TV series on ITV2. Amongst other things, the show follows the Group on their recently sold-out UK Tour.
Round Hill Acquires The O'Jays' Recorded Music Income
We are delighted to have assisted The O'Jays in a recent deal with Round Hill Music Royalty Fund, which acquired 100% of the master royalty income of 532 original recordings from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers
Black History Month 2021
Our firm is proud to be supporting Black History Month 2021. We are committed to creating a workplace, and to have a clientele, that is increasingly diverse and inclusive.
2021 Leading Advisor Awards
We are please to announce that Adam Van Straten has been awarded the title of 'Leading Specialist Music and Entertainment Lawyer of the Year (UK)' as part of the AI's 2021 Leading Advisor Awards
Kranium Sells Out UK Tour and Goes Platinum in Canada
Congratulations to our Client, Kranium, on completing his sold-out UK 'Toxic' Tour. Kranium's Single "Nobody Has to Know" is now officially certified Platinum in Canada, Gold in the USA and Silver in the UK.
JAE5 Produces 2 Tracks on Dave's #1 Album
Congratulations to our client JAE5 for producing 2 tracks, Lazarus (ft. BOJ) and Law Of Attraction (ft. Snoh Aalegra), on Dave's #1 charting album, 'We're All Alone in This Together'.
Music Week Awards 2021
We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year (for the 4th time in a row!) at the Music Week Awards 2021.
Most Outstanding Music & Entertainment law Specialists 2021
We are delighted to have been awarded Most Outstanding Music & Entertainment Law Specialists 2021 by Global Insight Business Awards.
Dice Productions Wins 2021 BAFTA for The Big Narstie Show
Congratulations to our client Dice Productions, who won the Comedy Entertainment Programme category at the 2021 BAFTA TV Awards for 'The Big Narstie Show'.
The Wellerman at the BRIT Awards 2021
What an amazing performance by our client Nathan Evans at the BRIT Awards 2021.
J Hus Wins Big at BRIT Awards 2021
Massive congratulations to our client J Hus on winning British Male Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards 2021.
BRIT Awards 2021 Nominations for J Hus and 220 Kid
Wishing our clients J Hus and 220 Kid congratulations and the best of luck on their BRIT Awards 2021 nominations.
J Hus for Male Solo Artist, and Mastercard Album (J Hus - Big Conspiracy) and 220 Kid for Best Single with Mastercard (220 Kid & GRACEY - Don't Need Love).
Nathan Evan's Sea Shanty 'Wellerman' Remix is No.1 in the UK
Massive congratulations to out clients Nathan Evans and 220 Kid on hitting No.1 on the UK Official Singles Chart. The remix of Nathan Evan's sea shanty 'Wellerman' with 220 Kid and Billen Ted has climbed to No.1 after 7 consecutive weeks in the Top 3.
slowthai's 'Tyron' Tops UK Albums Chart
Huge congratulations to our client slowthai for his second studio album "Tyron" debuting at Number 1 on the UK's Official Albums Chart.
Sea Shanty TikTok Star Nathan Evans Signs Record Deal
Massive congratulations to our client Nathan Evans whose sea shanty videos went viral on TikTok and landed him a record deal with Polydor Records. "Wellerman" is his first single with the label.
Chronixx makes Official Playlist for the Inauguration of the 46th President & Vice President of the US
Huge congratulations to our client Chronixx who featured on the track "Eternal Light" by Free Nationals which has been included on the 46-song playlist for the inauguration of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris.
Primary Wave Welcomes KT Tunstall
Congratulations to our client, Grammy and Mercury Prize nominated singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, on joining the Primary Wave Music family.
SME News / Best International Entertainment & Media Law Firm
We are delighted to have won the SME News Greater London Enterprise Awards 2020 for Best International Entertainment & Medial Law Firm 2020
Primary Wave acquires stake in Leo Sayer's music publishing catalog and master recordings
Congratulations to our client, legendary songwriter Leo Sayer, on his partnership with Primary Wave Music.
Congratulations and good luck to your clients slowthai, Jae5, Randy Valentine and Fraser Churchill with their nominations at the Grammy Awards on 31st January 2021.
Billboard 2020 Top Music Lawyers
We are delighted to have been nominated for Billboard's 2020 Top Music Lawyers!
3 Weeks at Number 3 for S1mba
Congratulations to our Client, S1mba, whose track "Rover" has spent 3 weeks at No.3 in the UK Official Singles Chart
Black Lives Matter
We stand shoulder to shoulder with the Black Community, to which we owe so much.
As Ambassadors of the culture, we strive to empower it and its contributors.
We will be neither apathetic, nor silent.
We are with you and we are for you.
Hero of the Year 2020
Congratulations to our client, slowthai, on his NME Award for Hero of the Year
Congratulations to our client J Hus whose sophomore album 'Big Conspiracy' is Number 1 in the UK Album Charts.
Grammy win for Koffee
Massive congratulations to our client Koffee for winning her first Grammy in the category of Best Reggae Album for her first EP "Rapture".
Even bigger congratulations for her making history by becoming the youngest solo act and first female to win a Grammy for Best Reggae Album.
Congratulations to Koffee for making President Obama's Summer Playlist 2019
Huge Congratulations to our client Koffee for having her track 'Toast' included in President Obama's summer playlist.
Sparkling Wine Evening
We hosted another brilliant networking night with performances form Lia White and Bran Mazz.
Congratulations to slowthai on his Mercury Award Nomination
Many congratulations to our client, slowthai, on his prestigious Mercury Award Nomination.
Brandy Networking Night
Our recent networking event was once again a great success. We hosted our Clients and contacts at a lively brandy themed night and we were all treated to the talents of the Grammy nominated songwriter Scott McFarnon who gave a magnificent performance
KT Tunstall supports Hall & Oates at Wembley Arena
We had a brilliant time on Friday watching our longstanding client, KT Tunstall and her all female band support the legendary Daryl Hall and John Oates at the SSE Wembley Arena!
(Adam & KT pictured)
Rum Networking Night
We had the pleasure of welcoming our Clients, their managers and other contributors to the music industry at our first inaugural networking drinks. It proved to be a phenomenal success added to by Bran Mazz and his Band's electric acoustic performance.
All of us at Van Straten Solicitors have been shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Blaine Johnson, professionally known as Cadet.
Following a 2018 of exceptional acclaim, both professionally and personally, 2019 was set to be Cadet’s best year yet.
We offer our condolences and support to Blaine’s family, his management team and to all those who had the pleasure of knowing and working with such a talented and kind individual.
Craig David Brit Award Nomination 2019
Congratulations to our Client Craig David on his Brit Award Nomination. We are hoping that Craig wins British Male Solo Artist.
I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here
Hoping our client Fleur East is crowned Queen of the Jungle!
SME News / Best Music & Entertainment Law Specialists 2018
We are delighted to have won SME News Best Music & Entertainment Law Specialists 2019!
Sampha Wins The 2017 Mercury Prize
Congratulations to our client Sampha on his massive achievement in winning the 2017 Mercury Prize for his outstanding Album 'Process'.
Music Week Awards 2018/
Law Firm of The Year
Delighted to announce we have been nominated for Law Firm Of The Year at the Music Week Awards 2018. We couldn't have done this without our sensational clients and our strong network of business partners.
Wizkid Signs Multi-Album Deal with RCA Records
Congratulations to our client Wizkid on signing his new Multi-Album Deal with RCA Records in the presence of our Principal, Adam Van Straten
We would like to congratulate all of our clients who were nominated and to those that won including Craig David and Wizkid, amongst others.
Nothing But Thieves
Congratulations to our clients Nothing But Thieves on crashing into the Official Album Charts at number 2 with their sophomore Album 'Broken Machine'.
Good luck to our client Louis Smith on Channel 4's 'The Jump 2017'. We will all be watching through our fingers!
Following My Intuition
Congratulations to our client Craig David on his first number 1 UK Album in 16 years, "Following My Intuition"