Music Law General Advising and Management

With an industry that is evolving on a day to day basis, it is important to have legal representation that understands the needs of those involved in the ever changing music industry. The music department of The Karlin Law Firm LLP is lead by attorney Michael J. Karlin, a former musician, who knows the pitfalls of how to navigate the music industry.

The entertainment attorneys at The Karlin Law Firm LLP provide music related services such as:

  • Negotiating and Drafting Record Contracts
  • Negotiating and Drafting Distribution Deals - traditional and digital distribution
  • Dealing with ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC (Public Performance Rights)
  • Merchandising
  • Licensing Agreements and Music Rights Synchronization
  • Publishing Agreements
  • Management Contracts
  • Work-For-Hire Agreements - touring and studio musicians
  • Band Partnerships and Business Entities (LLC / Corporation)
  • Hiring and Firing of Band Members
  • Engineering and Recording Related Agreements
  • Contract Disputes
  • Investor Agreements
  • Live Performance Agreements
  • Live Performance Concert Promotion
  • Copyright Infringement and Copyright Registration
  • Trademark Infringement and Trademark Registration
  • Property Acquisition - Sample Licensing
  • Independent Financing and Distribution

For experienced representation by entertainment law attorneys in CA, including Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside and San Diego Counties, contact us to schedule a consultation at our law office. We are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am until 5:30 pm and our 24-hour answering service is available to handle matters at other times. Our Tustin, California Entertainment Law and Litigation office is centrally located off the 5 and 55 freeways, near the Orange County airport's industrial market. Our Newport Beach, California Business Law and Litigation office is located on Pacific Coast Highway, off the 55 freeway, near Hoag Hospital.