A Legal Opinion
"I've dealt with Bevis and Co for over five years. They are a very professional outfit and in Chris Bevis, have one of the world's leading royalty auditors."
- Mike Brookes from leading media law firm Lee and Thompson
"Chris Bevis has "in-house" experience, sees the "wood for the trees" and tries to achieve a cost effective result. His company is user friendly, but firm and effective.
- Michael Eaton, Director of Music Lore and one of the music industry's senior legal advisors
"Chris Bevis has an in-depth understanding of how companies in the music industry operate, both in the UK and internationally. He knows all the tricks of the trade and can go straight to where the under-accounting is hidden. He understands that clients these days want fast results at competitive prices, and he delivers."
- Dominic Free, litigation partner at entertainment specialists, Forbes Anderson Free
On the Record
We have carried out a number of International Licensing audits for Sony recently.
"We have sent Chris and his team out to audit a number of our International Licensees and each time they have delivered. They not only perform an efficient and high quality audit but there strong relationship management means that issues and claims are resolved quickly and easily. I think you would be hard pushed to find another audit firm with as much understanding and depth of knowledge of the music industry."
- Paul Custance, Senior Analyst, Sony Music International
We have carried out a number of licensing audits for MOS in UK and overseas.
"Bevis and Co are our favoured partner for music related audit. Over many years they have provided a premier service delivering excellent results."
- Andrew Hellier, Royalty Audit Manager at Ministry of Sound Recordings
We have carried out many licensing audits and JV/Profit Share Agreement for BEGGARS in UK and overseas.
"We at Beggars Group have been using Bevis & Co for many of our audits including overseas for over 20 years and have received a superb service from the whole team. We look forward to using Bevis & Co for many more years to come."
- Tim Corton , Head of Royalties, Beggars Group Ltd/XL Recordings Ltd
We have conducted audits for Texas and also deal with the day to day affairs of Primal Scream, another band that Rab manages.
"Bevis and Co have just completed a simultaneous records and publishing audit. We have been pleased with the results and the very professional way in which they carried out the work and we'll certainly be using them again."
- Rab Andrew, manager of Texas
We are proud to have represented Stereolab and Broadcast for many years.
"Chris and his team at Bevis and Co. have looked after the accountancy needs of Stereolab, Broadcast and Associated London Management for almost 20 years.
The attention to detail in all matters concerning royalty accounting, tax advice and general accountancy has always been exemplary. I would have no hesitation in recommending Bevis and Co. to any of my future management clients."
- Martin Pike, Manager of Stereolab and Broadcast
We have recently carried out a Joint Venture audit for Phil and his partners.
"We were really pleased with yourself and the professional approach."
- Phil Davies, director and part owner of Astley Baker Davies Limited, creators of Peppa Pig and Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
We have recently carried out a profit share audit of the band's record company.
"You are often told that one of the important moves a band should make at some point in their recording career is to raise an audit. That moment arrived several months ago. I'm a novice in the world of the audit despite 20 years in the business and I needed to trust implicitly the person who was going to shoulder that responsibility.
Chris came highly recommended and after several phone conversations and a meeting we agreed terms. I'd spoken with other auditors but none matched the combination of experience and enthusiasm.
Suffice as to say Chris and his team have delivered and then some and we are very happy indeed with their finding - massive result."
- Guy Trezise, manager of Little Dragon
We have worked with Paul as a client at Sanctuary Group in the past – we are now accountants to The Licensing Partnership UK Ltd
"TLP has dealt with Bevis & Co for more than 20 years now which speaks volumes.
If Chris was unable to fulfil an audit at our preferred timing we'd sooner wait for his availability than look elsewhere, such is our confidence in his expertise".
- Paul Hatcher, Director of The Licensing Partnership UK Limited
World famous comedian, TV presenter and ornithologist
Chris Bevis has overseen the budget for many of my live tours and DVD releases and is always utterly committed to the task. He is conscientious and extremely thorough. Basically, Chris is brilliant. He will save you money.