Copyright and media law
Industries: Musical theatre, concerts, recorded music, music publisher, book, film, TV
Torsten Siefert advised Tina Turner on the development and worldwide roll-out of the musical "Tina - The Tina Turner Musical" and Udo Lindenberg on the development of the musical "Hinterm Horizont" (over 2 million visitors). In the field of musical theatre his clients include international and national artists, composers, librettists, stage producers, theatres, stage publishers, actors and investors in musical productions.
Torsten Siefert was involved in the following musical productions: "Tina - The Tina Turner Musical", "Hinterm Horizont", "Dirty Dancing", "Falco meets Amadeus", "Daddy Cool", "Ich war noch niemals in New York", "Tarzan", "Buddy - Das Buddy Holly Musical", "Ich will Spass!", "Der Schuh des Manitu", "Elements", "Excalibur - The Celtic Rock Opera", "Martin Luther King - The King of Love."
Torsten Siefert also has extensive national and international experience in all aspects of the music and entertainment industry, including the negotiation of record licensing agreements, publishing agreements, concert and tour agreements, management agreements and sponsorship and testimonial agreements. His clients include many highly respected artists, composers, librettists, directors, songwriters, producers, publishers and recording companies. Dr. Siefert has advised clients on several significant acquisitions of publishing companies, publishing catalogues and record companies. In addition, Dr. Siefert regularly advises branded companies on their music and media activities.
Career: Torsten Siefert studied law in Freiburg i.Br. and then worked as a trainee lawyer in Rottweil, Los Angeles and London. From 1994 to 1998 he worked as Legal & Business Affairs Manager for the Universal Music Group, advising Mercury Records GmbH, Deutsche Grammophon and Universal Music Publishing GmbH. In 1998, he received his doctor degree in law with a thesis on "Werkeinheit und Werkmehrheit im Urheberrecht" and left the Universal Music Group in the same year to found the law firm "Kiso & Siefert Rechtsanwälte" together with Götz Kiso. Torsten Siefert has been a lecturer in cultural and media management at the Hamburg University for Music and Drama since 2001.back to homepage