Fiona works as a Paralegal as part of the Music Team and is studying her LPC part time.
Prior to joining SMB in 2019, she worked with over 600 managers at the MMF as Director of Strategy and Operations, advocating for transparency and accountability in the music business. Fiona has authored published papers on the making available right and streaming economics as part of her Entertainment Law LLM, written articles on mental health in music (Guardian) and the value of music managers (MBW) and in 2018 launched the Accelerator Programme for Music Managers in partnership with YouTube Music.
Fiona has also worked in tour management, sync, brand partnerships and artist advocacy. Fiona is on the Music Advisory Board for In Place of War.
Fiona McGugan, paralegal in our music team, volunteers for the female-led, non-profit ‘The Cat’s Mother’, who support women entering the music industry, and recently spoke to them about her career journey.Read more
We are delighted to announce that the Simons Muirhead Burton LLP music team have been announced “Law Firm of the Year” at the 2020 Music Week Awards.Read more