Matthias Pogoda – music expert and consultant

Since 1992 in more than 500 cases for

  • artists and authors
  • major music publishers and many smaller labels
  • leading German law firms specializing in copyright law
  • advertizing agencies and composers working for them
  • copyright cases, serving as an appointed expert in court



Musicological analysis and comparative expert opinion of

  • existing pieces (such as the assessment of plagiarism, co-versions and arrangements in civil disputes or settlements)
  • soundalikes (such as in compositions for advertising purposes)

professional notation and transcription of music, including full-score transcription


Examination of music or musical excerpts in order to determine whether a given piece music is already known through

  • software and extended networks
  • technical analysis and comparison of musical excerpts through state-of-the art studio technology (verification of samples or individual parts).


Matthias Pogoda studied classical music, jazz and popular music at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg).

While there, he studied musicology with Prof. Dr, Hermann Rauhe, one of the best-known musicologists in Germany.

This educational background, as well as his experience as a performing musician, not only guarantees his competence as an expert in all musical styles but also in the professional musicological judgment of popular music.

  • Deutsche Richterakademie
  • Landgericht München
  • Landgericht Mannheim
  • Landgericht Hamburg
  • Sony ATV
  • Warner Chappel
  • Universal Music Publ.
  • EMI Music Publ.
  • BMG
  • Peermusic
  • ARD / ZDF / RTL / NDR
  • European Song Contest
  • Aimag Stolle
  • Artist & Acts Music Prod.
  • AudioforceBaxter & Larsen
  • Benchbeat
  • BBDO
  • Bluwi
  • Catchy Music publ.
  • DDB
  • de falcon
  • Eardrum
  • Ecopark
  • Ferrero
  • Frischer Fisch Vermittlung
  • FunDeMental
  • JamX
  • Jung von Matt
  • kaiser maas
  • lina music
  • Metadesign
  • mothersmilk int.
  • nhb ton
  • nine o’clock music
  • panevino village
  • Redrock Prod.
  • Soundscape
  • Studiofunk
  • Supreme Music
  • Tempomedia
  • the gap between
  • Tui
  • U-Max
  • Volkswagen
  • Yessian