Music Law

Music law is a specialized area of entertainment law. Within the music business there are many sub-divisions, including: recording, publishing, concert promotion, talent management, and merchandising, all of which are regulated by legal concepts and rules. At C. Handy Law, we assist music industry professionals with navigating these many avenues to insure that their creations are protected and distributed to consumers. At C. Handy Law, we are committed to serving the unique needs of the music industry by providing services to recording artists, songwriters, music producers, artist managers, music publishers, production companies, promoters, and music industry entrepreneurs in the following areas:

  • Copyright and trademark registration and enforcement

  • Performing rights organizations (ASCAP, SESAC, BMI)

  • Music publishing and songwriter agreements

  • Music licensing agreements

  • Record label agreements

  • Labor agreements

  • Agent and manager agreements

  • Live performance agreements

  • Business development and entity formation