Ivan is one of the UK’s most respected music copyright consultants with over thirty years experience in the music and entertainment industries. This includes eight years as European Manager of Motown Records’ music publishing division and twenty years as a music rights advisor to the independent film and television sector.
Ivan acted as expert witness in the Bobby Valentino v The Bluebells High Court case where his musicological reports were used to support Bobby’s claim to receive a share of the hit song Young At Heart.
Christian is a classically trained and academically qualified music copyright consultant with fifteen years industry experience of music copyright and publishing.
Christian’s decade of musicology work prior to forming Chandler & Siddell includes detailed analyses in support of sample clearance negotiations, infringement avoidance and infringement disputes for a client base comprising independent artists, record companies, music publishers and global advertising agencies.
Christian assisted Ivan in an advisory capacity in the 2002 Bobby Valentino v The Bluebells case.