Jackson Walker has a wealth of legal and business experience in the music industry. Our attorneys have represented major and independent record companies, distributors, retailers, music publishers and administrators, songwriters, performers, producers, managers, concert promoters, venues, ticket companies, and industry innovators and entrepreneurs with their transactions and litigation. They have also successfully negotiated deals with industry staples like record companies, music publishers and administrators, performance rights societies, mechanical rights societies, music channels, film and television companies, and radio stations.

Representative clients include:

  • Major and independent recording artists, songwriters, and musicians
  • Major and independent record labels and distributors
  • Music publishers and administrators
  • Record producers
  • Concert producers and promoters

Practice Category

  • Music rights clearance and licensing
  • Preparation and negotiation of various music industry agreements, including artist management agreements, booking agent agreements, band agreements, artist recording agreements, master recording purchase agreements, music publishing and administration agreements, and merchandising agreements
  • Preparation and negotiation of various music license agreements, including public performance licenses, mechanical licenses, synchronization licenses, print licenses, and master use licenses
  • Formation and governance of various music business entities
  • Litigation involving music rights issues
  • Protection, enforcement, management, and exploitation of musical composition and sound recording rights in traditional and new music mediums

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