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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. 

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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.

Our Principal, Adam Van Straten was a Billboard Top Music Lawyers Honoree for the third year in a row.

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Keep up to date with all things Van Straten Solicitors

BBCC Nominated for Brit Award 2023

Many congratualtions to all the artists on their 2023 Brit Award Nominations and especially to our clients Bad Boy Chiller Crew who have been nominated for Group of the Year 2023.

To read more about nominations click below:


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, 


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KT Tunstall Writes Music for 'Saving Grace' 

Congratulations to our client KT Tunstall who has written the music, lyrics and orchestration for new musical

'Saving Grace' which is now on at Riverside Studios until 4th December.

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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!

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Big Narstie Releases 'Groundwork'

Congratulations to our client Big Narstie on the release of 'Groundwork' alongside Ed Sheeran and Papoose.


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


Beverley Knight Stars in Sister Act!

Congratulations to our client Beverley Knight who is now starring in Sister Act at the Eventim Apollo!

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Fleur East on BBC Strictly Come Dancing 2022

We are so excited for our client Fleur East who will be appearing on the next season of BBC Strictly Come Dancing!

Good luck to all the contestants, we can't wait to tune in!

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Barack Obama's Spotify
Summer 2022 Playlist

Congratulations to our clients Koffee, Jae5 and Pheelz for appearing on Obama's 2022 Summer Playlist on Spotify!

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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!


Glastonbury Festival
Koffee & Bad Boy Chiller Crew

Huge shoutouts to our clients Koffee and BBCC who performed at Glastonbury and ensured crowds had a memorable time!

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Congratulations to our client Tion Wayne who reached number 6 in the UK Official Charts with entry 'IFTK'.

Keep up the good work!

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Global Business Insight Awards 2022

We are excited to announce that Van Straten Solicitors has been awarded Best Music and Entertainment Law Specialists 2022!

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Axel Blake Wins Britain's Got Talent

Huge congratulations to our client Axel Blake on winning Britain's Got Talent 2022!

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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!

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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.

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Stonebwoy Signs Global Deal with DefJam

Congratulations to our client Stonebwoy on signing his global deal with DefJam. He will be represented by DefJam Africa, DefJam Recordings in the US and DefJam in the UK.

To read more, click below:


220 Kid's New Heartbreak House Track

Congratulations to our client 220 Kid on his new ÁSDÍS collab 'Release'. Click the link below to read his full interview with The Official Charts about his new 'heartbreak house' track.


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!


Tion Wayne The Ivors 2022 Nomination for 'Best Contemporary Song' 

Congratulations to our client Tion Wayne for his The Ivors 2022 nomination for 'Best Contemporary Song' for his track 'Body' with Russ Millions.

For full list of nominations click below:

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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!!

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Koffee Releases Debut Album 'Gifted'

Congratulations to our client Koffee on the release of her debut album 'Gifted'.

The album features tracks such as 'Lockdown', 'Pull Up' and 'West Indies'. 

To read more about 'Gifted', click the link below:

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Pheelz Signs Record Deal with Warner

Congratulations to our client Pheelz for signing a Record Deal with Warner Records US partnered  by Warner Records UK.

His track 'Finesse' became the most Shazamed track in it's first week of release!

Click the link to read more:


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!

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Bad Boy Chiller Crew Mixtape Enters The Official Charts at No.2

Congratulations to our clients Bad Boy Chiller Crew for entering The Official Charts at No.2 with their second mixtape 'Disrespectful'.

For full Album Charts click the link below:


Jae5 Wins 'Best Producer' at the
YMB Awards 2022

Congratulations to our client Jae5 for winning 'Best Producer' at the Young Music Boss Awards last night!

To read more click the link below.

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'Best Lawyer' at the Young Music
Boss Awards 2022

Wishing our very own Kelvin Nana Amoako the best of luck at the Young Music Boss Awards tonight!

Congratulations to all the nominees!

To read more click the link below.

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Rock Wertcher 2022

Super excited for our clients Nothing But Thieves who are Saturday headliners at Rock Wertcher.


For full line-up click the link below: 


Afronation 2022

We are so excited for our clients Koffee and Shasimone who will be performing at this year's Afronation in Portugal  from July 1st to 3rd. 


For more information click the link below:

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The BRITS 2022

Congratulations to all the winners last night at the BRIT awards 2022. 

To read about all the nominations and winners, click the link below:


3-Client Collab!

Congratulations on this 3-client collab 'PULL UP' from Koffee, Jae5 and eoa music announcing the release of Koffee's debut album.


'Gifted' out March 25th!


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Bad Boy Chiller Crew MTV Push 2022

Congratulations to our clients Bad Boy Chiller Crew for being officially crowned the winners of MTV Push UK & IRE 2022! 

For full article click below


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

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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.

Biggest TikTok Track 2021

Congratulations to our clients who feature on Body (Remix) which has been ranked #1 on TikTok's Top Tracks for 2021.

Nathan Evans #1 Single

Congratulations to our client Nathan Evans for being awarded #1 Single of 2021 in Germany for his track 'Wellerman (Sea Shanty)'.

The Drifters Girl

Congratulations to our client Beverley Knight on her role as Faye Treadwell in The Drifters Girl currently live at the Garrick Theatre in London's West-End.

To read more and for tickets, click below

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.

Billboard 2021 Top Music Lawyers

Congratulations to our Principal, Adam Van Straten for being a Billboard Top Music Lawyers honoree for the second year in a row.



For full article click the link below: 

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.

Grammys 2021

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

UK No.1

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!
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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. 

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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.

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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.

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I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here

Hoping our client Fleur East is crowned Queen of the Jungle!

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SME News / Best Music & Entertainment Law Specialists 2018

We are delighted to have won SME News Best Music & Entertainment Law Specialists 2019!

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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'.

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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.

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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

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MOBO Awards

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'.


The Jump

Good luck to our client Louis Smith on Channel 4's 'The Jump 2017'. We will all be watching through our fingers!

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Following My Intuition

Congratulations to our client Craig David on his first number 1 UK Album in 16 years, "Following My Intuition"

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BRITS 2022

Congratulations to our clients, Nathan Evans and 220 Kid for their Brits 2022 nomination for Song of the year for 'Wellerman (220 Kid X Billen Ted Remix).


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Bandlab NME Awards 2022

Congratulations to our clients Bad Boy Chiller Crew on their Bandlab NME Awards nomination for Best New Act in the World.

For full list of nominees and how to vote, click below:

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