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.

Recent matters include representation of:

  • Booker T. Jones in the sale of his compositions to Downtown Music Publishing
  • David Rose Music Publishing in the sale of the David Rose music publishing catalogue to Primary Wave Music IP Fund 1
  • Billy Strayhorn Songs in the sale of a co-publishing interest in the Billy Strayhorn catalog to Reservoir Media Management
  • The estate of Vernon Duke in the sale of publishing rights in the Vernon Duke catalogue to Music Sales Company
  • Songwriter Nicky Chinn (“Mickey” and “Ballroom Blitz”) in the negotiation of an administration agreement with Downtown Music Publishing
  • The children of songwriter Lee Hazlewood (“These Boots Are Made for Walking”) in the sale of music publishing rights to Universal Music
  • The heirs of Anthony Newley (“Willy Wonka” and “Stop the World”) in the negotiation an administration agreement with Downtown Music Publishing