Jenny Afia - Billboard’s 2020 Top Music Lawyers
29 July 2020
Jenny Afia, Partner and Head of Entertainment and Legal, has been recognised in the Billboard’s 2020 Top Music Lawyers.
The legendary entertainment media brand, Billboard, have chosen to honour attorneys in what they call a time of “unprecedented economic and social upheaval”. The lawyers shortlisted by Billboard have been named for the part they have played in keeping the music industry on course, helping clients cope in the pandemic and vigorously joining the call for racial justice.
The article highlights Jenny as a privacy protector and reputation defender. Jenny expresses her concern at the way in which the media can paint high profile figures as either heroes of villains - with nothing in between - and how this has escalated during the pandemic. In particular, she references how Schillings have responded to attempts by the British press to intrude into people’s personal finances, along with an increase in harassment by the paparazzi while the media has been starved of celebrity photos during lockdown.
Jenny’s advice for a young artist is to have a clear plan for your privacy. The more information you put into the public domain, the harder it is to argue that the press should respect your boundaries.
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