Performance and Production
When an artist is ready to take his work from personal hobby to profitable business, he needs a counselor who understands the intricacies of the entertainment industry: the possibilities and the pitfalls. Brooks Pierce attorneys provide sophisticated and strategic counsel to dozens of clients in the entertainment industry, including musicians, songwriters, record producers, DJs, film studios, authors, and publishers. We also work with large, sophisticated entertainment content producers, in music, television, and in film.
Our team has a thorough understanding of the special economic and business considerations involved, and we have long-standing industry contacts and resources to leverage for our clients’ benefit. We focus our practice on:
- Knowing and understanding our clients’ unique talents and businesses
- Providing comprehensive and clear legal advice
- Freeing our clients to do what they do best – creating unique content and entertainment properties
Our entertainment practice encompasses a wide variety of arenas, such as:
Music. We represent songwriters, artists, producers, radio stations, singers, record companies, publishers, disc jockeys, and many others involved with the creation and distribution of music. Our highly regarded attorneys provide trusted counsel on a number of issues, such as contracts between artists and labels or managers, copyrights and trademarks, licensing for use of music in film or advertising, and copyright infringement litigation.
Film and Television. We represent actors, producers, production companies, writers, and other professionals involved in the film and television industry, handling every aspect of a production project from inception to completion.
And many more. Our attorneys also have experience with many other entertainment matters, such as
- Sports representation
- Online media content
- Promotion of live events
- Books and publishing
- Advertising and celebrity endorsements
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) issues