I am a lawyer specializing in copyright and media law. My focus? Digital global licensing law in the creative industries, especially in the music industry. Copyright law is the basis for all deal-making in the creative industries and my expertise as a registered expert lawyer is in this field.

I have been working as a manager in companies for many years. I build diverse and solution focused driven teams and lead them through cross-functional complex international negotiations. As SVP Music Licensing and Deputy General Counsel, I am currently part of the management team at Soundcloud Global Limited & Co. KG. There I am responsible for all digital license agreements and actively shape the transformation of Soundcloud. Soundcloud is an “artist first” company; Artists are at the forefront of all interests, which is of great importance to me and my motivation to contribute to a level playing field in the creative industries as a lawyer.

Previously, I was Global General Counsel and CHRO at BMG Rights Management GmbH here, too, it was the values of “fairness, transparency and service” that convinced me.

“My favorite scenario? LIEBLINGSSZENARIO? David vs. Goliath”

I am fascinated by topics in which the world of contracts and the law come up against emotional challenges. I find the clash of unequal power relations particularly fascinating – for example between artists and major labels. As an internationally experienced negotiator, I focus on these seemingly insurmountable conflicts of interest to find solutions which work for both sides and the different interests of the stakeholders.

  • How can long-term and sustainable changes be achieved for a fairer and more transparent distribution of income from the exploitation of creative performances?
  • What role do various teams and their decision-makers play in this?

With my work, I would like to contribute to finding forward-looking answers to these questions.