About Us

Musicalities was founded in 1995 by Ivan Chandler and continues to be recognised as one of the UK’s leading music consultancy companies.

We provide the following key services:

We provide the broadest range of music services for the entertainment industry – including but not limited to – clearing rights, negotiating contracts, project supervision and providing music copyright solutions.

We also help individual songwriters, performers and music producers – along with their managers and lawyers as and when required. In addition we offer Music Copyright training courses to share our knowledge and help you gain a better understanding of this sometimes tricky area of the business.

Through our sister company, Chandler and Siddell, we also provide Musicological Reports to support or disprove infringement claims.

Ivan Chandler – Founder & CEO

Ivan ChandlerMusicalities’ founder, Ivan Chandler, is one of the UK’s leading experts in music copyright.

Ivan has worked in the Entertainment Industry for over 30 years having held executive positions at Paramount Pictures, Elton John’s Rocket Music Co. and Motown International. He was also the music consultant for PACT (the UK trade association for independent television, film and content companies).  He is also a music supervisor, music licensing executive, music publisher, keyboard player, composer, trainer in music copyright and a forensic musicologist. See Ivan’s complete CV.

Toyin Durowoju – Licensing Manager

Toyin joined Musicalities in 2021. She loves to liaise with music publishers and rights owners and prides herself on maintaining relationships to gain swift and successful outcomes for the company’s music requirements.

Sue Maclean – Licensing Assistant

Sue has been with Musicalities since 2022. She especially enjoys the great variety of work that accompanies music licensing and particularly the completion and delivery of the final paperwork to each respective client.

Vivienne Charteris – Company Secretary

Vivienne started her career in entertainment as a dancer appearing in international cabaret and television shows. Her role at Musicalities has been far less strenuous and, as private companies have traditionally been required by law to appoint one person as a company secretary, she kindly undertakes that position with ease!


“Ivan was extremely skillful in guiding us through the process of acquiring music rights for our digital programme. From start to finish he advised us promptly and clearly on the steps in the process to clear each of our chosen tracks and acquired the clearances we needed in the very tight timeline we had. I would thoroughly recommend his services.”

Niamh Dilworth, Senior Producer, Unicorn Theatre

Upcoming Events:

Ivan Chandler regularly runs Copyright Training courses.

If you'd like us to run a course just for you: click to email us or call us on 01590 719983.