Prominent Music Firm Alter, Kendrick & Baron, LLP Elevates Joyce Sydnee Dollinger to Partner

New York, New York – June 6, 2023 – Leading music and entertainment law firm Alter, Kendrick & Baron, LLP has elevated Joyce Sydnee Dollinger to Partner at the Firm, effective immediately. Dollinger brings over twenty years of experience providing counsel in areas such as termination of grants of copyright, music publishing, and recorded music. She advises artists, songwriters, music producers, musical estates, and artist managers as well as companies spanning from start-ups to entertainment conglomerates on all aspects of their businesses. Her broad range of services include conducting copyright due diligence in connection with the sale and acquisition of music catalogs, counseling on copyright and licensing matters, and advising on music production projects, such as releasing new tracks through distribution outlets and engaging studio musicians, producers, and managers.

“Joyce is one of the most well-rounded lawyers I have encountered in the music business space,” says Founding Partner Lisa Alter. “She has a deep appreciation of music and is a dedicated advocate for her clients.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Joyce to our Partnership. She is an excellent practitioner and brings a great deal of positive energy to our firm,” says Partner Katie Baron.

Before joining the Firm, Dollinger counts among her career highlights working at and advising several prominent music companies, including both major and independent record labels and other music related businesses such as BMG/Arista and Special Products, Island Records, Palm Pictures/RykoDisc, PolyGram/Motown, Relix Magazine/Relix Records, and Cyber PR.

She enriched her full-time legal endeavors by serving on the New York State Bar Association’s Executive Committee of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law (EASL) Section for a number of years and was recently voted Member-at-Large of its Executive Committee. She also serves as co-chair of the organization’s annual Music Business Law Conference, which she initially developed and implemented.

Outside the practice of law, Dollinger is involved in industry-specific organizations such as the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (The Grammy Awards), Women in Music, and New York Women in Film and Television. She is also an elected Board Member of the Association of Independent Music Publishers’ (AIMP) New York chapter, a position which she has maintained for eight years.

Alter, Kendrick & Baron, LLP is a top entertainment law firm with particular expertise advising clients in the music industry. The Firm’s attorneys advise clients in transactional, corporate, and intellectual property matters, including representing clients in complex transaction involving the acquisition and sale of significant music assets and advising on domestic and international copyright law.

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