Music

 

Participants in the music industry, whether they are songwriters, musicians, producers, or labels, face a myriad of legal issues on a daily basis. We regularly advise music creators, licensees, and distributors on matters of contract law, music licensing for film, television, and live theater, and copyright law.  We have worked with theater producers to license popular songs for the stage, with songwriters to get their works recorded by artists and used by licensees, with performers to negotiate recording agreements, and with publishers and record companies to sign valuable new artists. We also work with music copyright owners to bring and defend against claims of copyright infringement in compositions and sound recordings. We work with Berklee College of Music on their on-line education programs and with other non-profit organizatinos in similar areas.