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Steven Fisher, Admitted 1970

Steven is a very experienced music and media lawyer. On qualification his first position was at RCA Records where he contracted David Bowie and The Kinks. In the mid-seventies he headed his own niche music firm which represented numerous household names including the Sex Pistols, Generation X, The Human League, Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry, U2 , The Corrs and the composer of Riverdance He assisted in the setting up of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy charity and has continued his association ever since. His classical and opera interests found him acting in the setting up of Naxos Records in the UK during this period as well as representing opera singers and their agents.

In 2003 Steven became a partner in Steeles Law, a large provincial firm, setting up their music & media team in London where he commenced his enduring associations with AIM and The Musicians Union as well as bringing his roster of clients to the firm.

Steven advises the film production company that produced the video for the winning pitch for London 2012, musicals producers, screenwriters, authors, publishers, TV, format & game show producers, recording artists, labels, record producers, digital distributors, music publishers, especially in the fields of classical and film music, representing one major indy film music company since 1979. In the past 4 years Steven has also worked for an advertising agency representing the Peroni, Grolsch and Pilsner beer brands. The agency's owners have been clients since 1982 and Steven's experience with music synchronisation licences has been especially valuable.

Steven is experienced in music financing and music catalogue sales and acquisitions. He is also a qualified mediator.

Steven joined Northrop McNaughtan Deller in October 2009 as a Consultant, resuming his association with Tim Northrop.

"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
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