Karsten Dropmann has great experience in all aspects of the music industry including acting for national and international high-profile artists, songwriters and producers as well as independent record labels and publishers. He does further counsel clients in relation to the creation of new joint ventures with majors and independents and the sale and purchase of record companies / “Master-Rights” and music publishing catalogues.
He has also great expertise in the drafting and negotiation of concert- and touring agreements, sponsorship agreements, management agreements and some further music and media related work, including the representation of some big national and international brands in the field of music/entertainment.
In addition, Karsten Dropmann is highly specialized in the worldwide representation of rightholders (e.g. musicians, labels and actors) vis-à-vis societies collecting Neighbouring Rights.
Karsten Dropmann studied law in Münster and worked as a trainee solicitor in Hamburg, Munich and New York. From 1998 until 1999 Karsten Dropmann worked in the Legal Department of the Universal Music Group, Germany before joining the lawfirm "Kiso & Siefert Rechtsanwälte" in 2000. He was made a partner in 2004. In 2007 the lawfirm changed into "Kiso Siefert Dropmann Rechtsanwälte".