Your Premiere Entertainment Attorneys

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 Karlin Law Firm LLP is led by attorney Michael, a former musician, who knows the pitfalls of how to navigate the music industry.

The entertainment attorneys at 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 California, including Orange County, Los Angeles County, Tustin and San Diego County, contact us to schedule a consultation at our law office. We are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., 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 California business law and litigation office is located on Pacific Coast Highway, off the 55 freeway, near Hoag Hospital.