Complex Acquisition and Sale Transactions

In addition to representing songwriters, recording artists, and musical estates in the sale of music assets, we also advises clients ranging from independent and major music publishers and record labels to investment funds as well as banks, equity partners, and debt financiers on complex transactions involving the acquisition of substantial music catalogs and the financing thereof.

Our services with respect to such transactions include 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 highly regarded for our adeptness in negotiating and precision in drafting asset and stock purchase agreements and related documents in connection with large scale music transactions. We also advise clients purchasing significant 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.

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Protecting Your Musical Copyrights

Download our useful and frequently sought out guide to copyright law as it pertains to musical compositions and sound recordings, including detailed information regarding the statutory termination provisions of the US Copyright Act and helpful charts outlining the applicable timeframes during which the recapture rights provided for thereunder may be exercised, as well as practical tips for musical estates, music publishers, and other content owners.