Lisa Alter Quoted in Billboard – “Sale Away: Biden’s Proposed Tax Hike Could Spark More Publishing Deals This Year”

Attorneys in the publishing business say they’re taking more calls from songwriters interested in selling before the president-elect takes office. "We have every indication," says Lisa Alter, a founding partner at the law firm Alter Kendrick & Baron who has represented a number of creators as well as Primary Wave, "that the market for music assets will remain strong through 2021 and beyond." (Subscription required to read the full article.)

Alter Kendrick & Baron Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Law Firms” Rankings

The firm is pleased to announce that it has been selected for inclusion by U.S. News & World Report on its 2021 list of “Best Law Firms.” The firm achieved rankings in the practice area of Entertainment Law - Music. “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer reviews from leading attorneys in the firm’s field. Peers and clients evaluate firms based on a set of criteria including responsiveness, cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor.

Primary Wave Strikes Strategic Partnership with The Four Seasons

Primary Wave Music Publishing has entered into what it describes as “a multi-million dollar”, 10-year strategic partnership with the award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees the Four Seasons. Primary Wave will work with the Four Seasons to market their name and likeness, in addition to managing all daily digital marketing activities. Primary Wave will also administer and market the legendary songs of the Four Seasons, which include multiple Top 10 hits and numerous platinum and multi-platinum selling songs.

Primary Wave and Lava Media Unveil Music and Podcast Partnership

Primary Wave Music Publishing and Lava Media have announced a new business relationship that sees Primary Wave making an investment in Lava Media businesses, including the Lava Music and Lava for Good podcasts, and providing marketing and branding support for the podcasts as well as access to Primary Wave’s roster of artists and writers. Lava will in turn work closely with Primary Wave on new signings and catalog acquisitions and will collaborate on expanded media development opportunities across both rosters.

Copyright for Virtual Concerts: What You Can and Cannot Do – Webinar

Katie Baron joins a panel of experts in a discussion about the various types of virtual performances that have proliferated amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the applicable licenses that must be obtained by performers and producers in connection with musical content embodied in such performances from the copyright owners thereof.

Katie Baron Named to “Hollywood’s New Leaders 2020”

Katie Baron has been selected for inclusion in Variety’s prestigious list of “Hollywood’s New Leaders” for 2020. This year’s list includes emerging leaders, who have had, in many cases, to manage teams working remotely while also coping with the disrupted entertainment marketplace, including executives, creatives, lawyers, agents and showrunners.

Primary Wave Acquires Catalog of Songwriter and Producer Nicky Chinn

Primary Wave has announced British songwriter and producer Nicky Chinn as its latest signing. Chinn is a multi-platinum songwriter whose hits include “Mickey” performed by Toni Basil, “Heart and Soul” performed by Huey Lewis and the News, and “Stumblin’ In” performed by Suzi Quatro, among others.

Lisa Alter, James Kendrick and Jacqueline Charlesworth Named to “The Best Lawyers in America”

Lisa Alter, James Kendrick and Jacqueline Charlesworth have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America,” one of the oldest and most respected guides to the legal profession. The selection process is based on a comprehensive peer-review process designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within common legal practices and geographical areas. Lisa, James and Jacqueline were honored for their outstanding work in the following practice areas.

Lisa Alter: Copyright Law; Entertainment Law - Music
James Kendrick: Entertainment Law - Music
Jacqueline Charlesworth: Copyright Law