Mark Ashelford

Partner

Mark’s practice is focused on digital platforms, social media influencers and e-commerce which he combines with over 15 years’ experience in music and publishing.

He is described as an “industry-leading authority on digital music rights” by one source, while another adds “He is brilliant for internet music law.” (Chambers, 2017). Mark “demonstrates additional prowess in endorsement, sponsorship and merchandising deals”  (Chambers, 2016), which has contributed to an extensive practice representing social media influencers and YouTube celebrities, as well as traditional celebrity endorsement work in social media-led world.

Mark works with a broad range of clients including start-ups, record labels, community sites, app developers, YouTubers and other social media influencers, digital agencies, streaming services, aggregators, retailers and content owners. He also regularly speaks to industry on the subject.

In the music and entertainment industry, Mark continues to work with new and established artists in all aspects of their careers.

Due to his expertise across a number of disciplines and the increasing convergence of these disciplines in the digital space, Mark has particular experience in advising on multiplatform / multimedia projects.

Contact

markashelford@leeandthompson.com
+44 (0)20 3073 7600