The modern music industry is a far cry from its roots in the early 20th century. Innovation and disruption have led to significant transformation in recent years, driving both new opportunities and unexpected complexities. Some of the world’s most prominent and decorated artists, musicians and songwriters, record labels, industry executives, event and festival producers, rights owners, agencies and advertisers rely on Armstrong Teasdale for sound legal advice backed by decades of experience.

Our lawyers include musicians and dancers, professional film and stage actors, former licensed sports agents and in-house attorneys for iconic Fortune 500 brands. As such, our team has a deep understanding of the business and some of the world’s preeminent studios.

We counsel clients in all aspects of global music management, licensing and intellectual property, ticketing and events, brand marketing and protection, financing (including blockchain and nonfungible tokens), technology and digital media. We also advise clients seeking to license music or acquire ownership rights for distribution given the proliferation of streaming and emerging media platforms, as well as more traditional film, theater and gaming applications. Our robust, cross-disciplinary team also counsels clients in matters involving regulatory bodies and labor unions internationally, including the American Federation of Musicians, SAG-AFTRA, the Union of Musicians and Allied Workers, and The Musicians' Union (U.K.).

We work seamlessly with music and entertainment industry clients, helping them remain authentic to their voice and achieve their strategic goals by leveraging a diverse skill set:

  • Acquisition and exploitation of music rights
  • Advertising regulation
  • Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and E-sports
  • Business Entity Formation and Dissolution
  • Composer agreements
  • Contests, Sweepstakes and Loyalty Programs
  • Employment Matters
  • Endorsement Deals and Cause Marketing
  • Estate Planning and Wealth Management
  • Foundations and Philanthropic Pursuits
  • Franchising and Distribution
  • Intellectual Property (Patent, Copyright, Trademark)
  • Investment Opportunities
  • Licensing and Distribution
  • Litigation and Disputes
  • Live events
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Management and agency agreements
  • Non-fungible token (NFT) agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Piracy
  • Production
  • Publishing
  • Real Estate
  • Recording agreements
  • Reputation management
  • Royalties
  • Social Media
  • Sponsorship agreements
  • Streaming and Digital Media
  • Talent Agreements
  • Websites and E-Commerce
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