SERVICES

MUSIC LAW 

We represent recording artists, producers, personal managers, independent record companies, publishing companies; songwriters and copyright owners and controllers in all aspects of music publishing, including copyrighting, copyright administration, licensing and fee negotiations; all aspects of music pertaining to the Internet such as digital downloading and music distributed and/or streamed via the Internet.

We also represent music industry professionals and executives in connection with their employment agreements with record labels, publishing companies, production companies, publicists and publicity companies, and other music-related firms.

Some of the contracts we draft, review, and negotiate in the music industry include:

  • Recording agreements
  • Publishing agreements
  • Soundtrack agreements and all types of agreements pertaining to film and TV
  • Producer agreements
  • Production agreements
  • Merchandising agreements
  • Management agreements
  • Concert tours
  • Concert sponsorship agreements
  • Artist endorsement agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Video director and production company agreements

BUSINESS ENTITY FORMATION

We represent individuals and entites on the formation of their legal entites, such as corporations, limited liabllity companies and partnerships in the State of California. 

BOOK PUBLISHING

We represent book authors and we review and negotiate agreements with both major and independent book publishers on their behalf. Additionally, we advise producers, playwrights, composers and others in connection with their business negotiations in the theater.

TELEVISION AND MOTION PICTURE LAW

We also represent producers, production companies, major film and television writers and performers, directors, actors, models, spokespeople, independent film distributors, and all other people and entities whose business pertains to the motion picture and television industries.

We advise our clients on all of their professional and personal legal needs, including such diverse areas as their corporate structure and finance, talent agreements, literary and screenplay sales and acquisition agreements, co-productions, and production legal issues. We work closely with personal managers, talent agencies, business managers and accountants, and other consultants such as independent marketing and sales executives.

Some of the contracts we draft, review, and negotiate in the motion picture and television industries include:

  • Producer agreements
  • Composer agreements
  • Production agreements
  • ​Music Services agreements
  • Actor agreements
  • Writer agreements
  • Shopping and Option agreements
  • Director agreements
  • Rights & acquisition agreements
  • Video production agreements
  • Financing agreements
  • Distribution agreements

MERCHANDISING RIGHTS

We represent and negotiate agreements on behalf of merchandise companies in connection with their creation, manufacture, and distribution of products containing the name and likeness of various celebrities, including recording artists, sports figures, and actors.

EXECUTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS

We represent and negotiate agreements on behalf of executives at various companies, including, but not limited to, major and independent labels, motion picture and television companies and tech companies.