NEWS

 

Billboard's 2020 Top Music Lawyers

27 July 2020

Massive congratulations to our principal Adam Van Straten for being chosen as an honoree on Billboard's 2020 Top Music Lawyers list. 

The full article can be found at 

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/9424332/billboard-top-music-lawyers-2020-list

3 weeks at Number 3 for S1mba

17 June 2020

Congratulations to our Client, S1mba, whose track "Rover" has spent 3 weeks at No.3 in the UK Official Singles Chart 

Black Lives Matter

01/06/2020

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.

Music Week Awards 2020

10/02/2020

We are delighted to be shortlisted for Music Week Law Firm Of The Year once again.  Hopefully third time lucky!

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

23/09/19

Huge congratulations to our client Koffee for having her track "Toast" included in President Obama's summer playlist.

Congratulations to slowthai on his Mercury Award nomination

25/07/19

Many congratulations to our Client, slowthai, on his prestigious Mercury Award nomination.

Sparkling Wine Evening

30/05/2019

We hosted another brilliant networking night with performances from Lia White and Bran Mazz

KT Tunstall supports Hall & Oates at Wembley Arena

26/04/2019

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) 

Brandy & Networking Night

28/03/2019

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. 

Van Straten Solicitors is expanding into America and has appointed industry veteran Michael Garbutt as Director of Artist & Public Relations

12/03/2019

Garbutt will assist as Van Stratenshortlisted for Law Firm Of The Year at the Music Week Awards for the second year running, establish a permanent base in Los Angeles as part of its plan to become a global firm. Further hires will follow in the coming months.

"Our aim has always been to offer skilled and entrepreneurial legal advice, complemented with experience and insight across every area,” said founder Adam Van Straten. “Michael’s 30 years in the music and media industries, on both sides of the Atlantic, will help further our long-standing goal to become a full service global practice."

"I’m excited to join the highly talented and successful team at Van Straten at such a significant time,” said Garbutt, whose LA-based consultancy and PR agency represents numerous clients, including music publishers Notting Hill. “What particularly impressed me about the company is, they have an established roster of A-list talent, while sourcing and nurturing some of the freshest cutting-edge artists on the ever-vibrant British music scene. This move commences a process of consolidating Adam’s long-standing relationships in the US, not only on the West Coast, but also in New York, Nashville, Miami and beyond." 

Garbutt previously managed the Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb, worked alongside Alan Edwards at Edwards' PR firm The Outside Organisation and launched Lucid Communications with Charlie Lycett, amongst many other roles.

Rum & Networking Night

28/02/2019

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. 

Music Week Awards 2019

21/02/2019

Shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year once again. We are absolutely delighted and hopefully this year we can win! 

Cadet

10/02/2019

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.

SME News / Best Music & Entertainment Law Specialists 2019

21/01/2019

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

Congratulations to our Client Craig David on his BRIT 2019 Awards Nomination

18/01/2019

We are hoping that Craig wins British Male Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards on 20 February 2019

Happy Holidays

25/12/2018

Happy Holidays from everybody at Van Straten Solicitors. 

Thank you to all our clients for a wonderful year, it's been a pleasure to work on such amazing projects. 

Here's to an even stronger 2019!

I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here

05/12/18

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

Music Week Awards 2018 / Law Firm Of The Year

19/02/2018

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.

Happy Holidays

22/12/2017

From everyone at Van Straten Solicitors, we wish you a very happy Holiday Season.

MOBO Awards

29/11/2017

We would like to congratulate all of our clients who were nominated and to those that won including Craig David and Wizkid, amongst others. 

Sampha wins the 2017 Mercury Prize

15/09/17

​Congratulations to our client Sampha on his massive achievement in winning the 2017 Mercury Prize for his outstanding Album "Process".

Nothing But Thieves

15/09/17

Congratulations to our clients Nothing But Thieves on crashing into the Official Album Charts at number 2 with their sophomore Album "Broken Machine". 

Wizkid Signs Multi-Album Deal with RCA Records

01/03/17

Congratulations to our client Wizkid on signing his new Multi-Album Deal with RCA Records in the presence of of our Principal, Adam Van Straten (second from left) . 

The Jump

06/01/17

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

Merry Xmas

23/12/2016

We would like to congratulate all our clients on another great year and here's to an even bigger 2017. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Following My Intuition

07/10/16

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

Wizkid

22/07/16

Congratulations to our client Wizkid on holding the No 1 spot on the UK Official Singles Chart for 15 weeks as a featured artist on Drake's "One Dance".  

RIP PRINCE

22/04/16

NOTHING COMPARES TO U

A2

15/04/2016

Congratulations to our client A2 on signing with Disturbing London and good luck with his long awaited LP, "Blue". 

Craig David

25/01/2016

Congratulations to our client Craig David on signing his new recording agreement with Speakerbox/Insanity Records.

Happy Holidays

22/12/2015

Please note we have moved offices to:

2c Woodstock Studios

36 Woodstock Grove

London

W12 8LE

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

Ashton and DDark

09/11/2015

One week left until the Van Straten team go and watch two of our clients Ashton and DDark perform at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on November 16. For further details check out the website. http://hoxtonsquarebar.com/

Fleur East

09/11/2015

Congratulations to our client Fleur East on her amazing performance on the X Factor on Sunday. Delighted on the success of the single, 'Sax', and good luck with the album, 'Love, Sax & Flashbacks'.

Nothing But Thieves

23/10/2015

We are delighted to announce our clients, Nothing But Thieves have entered the Official UK Album Charts at No 7 with their eponymous debut Album, 'Nothing But Thieves'.

Paving The Way

23/10/2015

Van Straten Solicitors would like to give a special mention to our client Wiley on being the first recipient of the inaugural 'Paving the Way' MOBO award, for his contribution to grime music.

MOBO Awards

23/10/2015

Congratulations and good luck to all of our clients with their nominations at the MOBO Awards on November 4.

VAN STRATEN SOLICITORS APPOINTED TO REPRESENT THE X FACTOR CONTESTANTS

29/08/2014

We are delighted to have been appointed to represent this year's X Factor contestants.  We wish the best of luck to all of our clients.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WRITERS BLOCK

05/06/2014

Congratulations to our clients The Writers Block who have signed with Ultra Records.  Listen to their upcoming single Love You (All Over).

FREE EMPLOYMENT LEGAL ADVICE ARRIVES AT HAMMERSMITH

10 March 2014

On 11 March Van Straten Solicitors will open its new premises in 26 – 28 Hammersmith Grove. The law firm, which specialises in Media and Employment law, has been based in Portobello Dock for five years.

VAN STRATEN SOLICITORS' CLIENTS WIN MOBO AWARDS

21 October 2013

Congratulations to our clients Wiley and Krept and Konan on their well deserved MOBO awards. 

THE JOHNSON BROTHERS REACH NUMBER 1

6 August 2013

Congratulations to our clients The Johnson Brothers on reaching No. 1 in the UK Album Charts

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