Profiles

Martin Deller – Admitted 1999

Martin's interest in music was inspired from an early age by his father and Grandfather who were both professional musicians. He studied law at Newcastle University and a further Masters degree at University of Kent. Following a sabbatical year in Paris he completed his studies attending the College of Law in London before undertaking training firstly with Searles Solicitors and then Hamlins, both firms that specialised in the field of Media and Entertainment Law qualifying in 1999.

Upon qualification Martin was given a permanent position with Searles Solicitors and gained extensive experience of all types of legal agreements and business practice within the music industry. In 2004, after 8 years work in the music industry, Martin left Searles Solicitors to set up his own law firm, Northrop McNaughtan Deller. The firm has quickly established itself as a successful and reputable practice specialising in providing bespoke advice to the music industry and representing numerous high-profile artists and successful independent record and publishing labels advising on areas such as artist management, recording & publishing agreements, tour contracts, band agreements, Producer agreements, video-commissioning agreements, and broadcast contracts for radio and TV.

Martin represents both multi Platinum selling artists and unsigned acts looking to build an effective team around them and find their first deal. He is also the author of the Radio 1xtra guides to the music business.

"This specialist music firm acts almost exclusively for artists and is tipped by clients as 'the one to watch for in the future'."
Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession
a portrait of Martin Deller

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