Alter Kendrick & Baron and founding partner Lisa Alter have been recognized by the world’s leading legal ranking guide Chambers USA as being among the top law firms and legal practitioners in the country in the field of Media and Entertainment: Music - New York for 2021. Chambers is a prestigious ranking organization that selects the top lawyers and law firms across the country on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities valued by clients.
Lisa Alter recently participated in a panel entitled “The Terminators” for Billboard Pro’s Spotlight series “Creators and Copyright,” which aired May 14, 2021. During the webinar, Lisa and her fellow panelists discussed copyright termination, a complicated feature of U.S. copyright law that allows creators to terminate a grant of copyright.
Lisa Alter was recently asked by Fast Company to comment on the rise of songwriting catalog deals in the industry. “Some of the more aggressive players have raised the bar in terms of pricing, speed of closing—it’s become a very intense business,” said Lisa. “Going back a number of years, these deals could drag on for months. We are just in a boom in the business.”
Influence Media Partners, a music and entertainment fund with an emphasis on female artists and songwriters, has acquired a portfolio of select copyrights from the catalog of Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Julia Michaels. The deal includes the pop writer’s publishing stake in songs performed by Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber and more.
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