We work with
Library catalogues
Bolt-on in-house expertise

We integrate with your internal departments, external consultants and suppliers to maximise opportunities, minimise risk and maintain a cohesive and consistent commercial strategy.

Sales & Marketing
A&R / Production
External advisors & consultants
Publishing Company
Record Label
Advisors & Consultants
Legal & Business Affairs
Music Partners
Music Supervisors
External advisors & consultants

Our story

Music Affairs was founded in April 2021 to help creators and businesses navigate the increasingly complex media landscape.
George Hyde
George Hyde
Founder & Director

George is an experienced media & entertainment lawyer from London, known for his unmatched expertise in the world of music for media.

He is the legal mind behind several ground-breaking publishing deals with prominent TV companies, numerous library catalogue acquisitions, and hundreds of global sub-publishing and licensing deals.

Frequently asked questions

No. Although our founder and director, George Hyde, trained and qualified as a solicitor, he is currently "non-practising" and instead carries out work as a business affairs consultant.

Solicitors, their firms, and the work they undertake are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Only regulated individuals (e.g. solicitors) are authorised to conduct “reserved” legal activities. These activities fall into six categories and are listed in the Legal Services Act 2007.

Music Affairs is not a regulated law firm, nor do any staff at Music Affairs carry out any regulated work.

Yes, we maintain professional indemnity insurance. Please let us know if you’d like any details and we’ll provide them.

Generally we calculate our fees on a time spent basis using an hourly rate, though for some projects we offer fixed fees. We’ll always provide cost estimates in advance of any work.

We also offer a range of cost-effective monthly, quarterly and annual subscription options. Please contact us for more information.


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“George has provided a service of the highest professional calibre bringing to our business that rare combination of incisive attention to detail with a pragmatism that helps conclude matters in the most convenient way possible. This is underpinned by an intuitive approach to commercial objectives – the ‘job to be done’ – in assisting parties to come to positive mutual outcomes.”

Tolga Kashif
Tolga Kashif
CEO – Lightsong Media Group
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