Alter, Kendrick & Baron LLP is a top entertainment law firm with particular expertise advising clients in the music industry. Our attorneys advise clients in transactional, corporate, and intellectual property matters, including advising on domestic and international copyright law and complex acquisitions and sales of significant music assets.
We provide services in connection with a broad range of transactional work in the music publishing industry, including advising prospective sellers and purchasers in connection with the valuation of music assets, preparing comprehensive prospective risk analyses and advising asset selling entities with respect to proactive strategies for mitigating any potential risk of loss that might negatively impact the value of their catalogs. We are also highly regarded for our adeptness in negotiating and precision in drafting asset purchase agreements and related documents in connection with large scale music transactions, and we advise clients purchasing music assets through the post-closing implementation of a transaction in order to ensure that title to newly acquired assets is properly registered, recorded and secured. This comprehensive approach to the acquisition and sale process maximizes the value that our clients derive from their music assets on both the selling and acquiring sides of a transaction.
Our individual clients include a significant number of prominent songwriters, composers, recording artists and music estates. We consult and advise in virtually all genres of music including pop, rock, jazz, blues, musical theater, classical and opera. We counsel our individual clients on a wide variety of matters, including the administration and licensing of their works in traditional media and the ever-evolving digital arena, and represent their interests in the negotiating, drafting and closing of an array of deals ranging from music publishing, administration and foreign subpublishing agreements to recording and distribution agreements.