Adrian Rogowski (say row-gof-skee; noun) is an admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and a member of the Cape Bar. Since 2013, Adrian has moved towards intellectual property law, focusing specifically on music law. In 2015, he completed his Master of Laws in Intellectual Property (graduating cum laude). His thesis focused on music law under the supervision of South Africa’s most respected copyright law expert, Professor Owen Dean.
Adrian previously lectured company law at Stellenbosch University but now lectures music business and music law at the Academy of Sound Engineering in Cape Town. He does a lot of consulting and drafting of legal documents for clients involved in the music industry. Adrian also consults with professionals in the entertainment/art industry in general. Adrian is first and foremost a musician. He started playing guitar in a small school band at the age of 8, and has now played some of the biggest festivals and best stages all across South Africa with various bands. His musical upbringing and having family and friends in the industry has led him to incorporate his two passions, music and law.