BMus, GRSM, LRAM, ARCM, ARAM, FAE
Peter Oxendale studied at the Royal Academy of Music and King’s College, London. He has enjoyed a long and varied career in music and has been active and successful as a session musician, record producer, arranger, conductor and programmer. He is considered to be one of the world’s leading forensic musicologists. His client list extends to the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Europe, South Africa, India, Scandinavia, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. He has given evidence at trials in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and the USA and receives an average of around 450 new instructions per year. A full CV can be accessed here.
Peter Oxendale has testified in a number of trials in the UK, the Republic Of Ireland and the USA. As well as preparing the usual expert report, he will often provide a number of audio examples in support. He often expands his testimony and illustrates his points by performing live on an electronic musical keyboard.
Carolyn Oxendale gained a BA in French and Russian at Lancaster University. She acts as a personal assistant to Peter Oxendale and provides assistance with regard to music copyright related matters in general and, in particular, research into lyrics and the provenance and copyright status of certain musical works, including “prior art” research. She also administers the company’s finances and manages the day-to-day operations, which she has done for over 25 years.
MA(Mus), AMusTCL, DipMusLCM
James Oxendale studied at the University of York and received a Masters in Music with distinction in 2015. He has since undertaken further studies in music theory, having become an Associate of Trinity College London and having been awarded a Diploma from the London College of Music (part of the University of West London). He has also studied and is an accomplished pianist, electric guitarist, classical guitarist and music analyst. He is a fully trained consultant and forensic musicologist who undertakes research and provides assistance with regard to numerous music copyright and related matters, including preparing musical transcriptions, making musical and lyrical comparisons, undertaking waveform analyses, providing audio A/B comparisons as well as “prior art” research. He has assisted in over 3,500 cases, involving various aspects of copyright and copyright-related matters. A full CV can be accessed here.