Music Law


The Idell Firm represents a broad range of professionals in the music industry, including recording artists, producers, record and publishing companies and executives, managers, live event producers and promoters, theatre owners and operators, distribution companies, production companies, publishers and songwriters. We negotiate and draft recording and publishing agreements along with producer, management, distribution, touring, merchandising, corporate sponsorship, licensing and Internet agreements. We consult with artists and record publishing companies regarding their entertainment and Internet strategies and the protection, licensing and sale of their intellectual property rights. We are familiar with all aspects of the presentation of live entertainment performances having represented most of the major music and theatre venues in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Music (Basic Services):

  • Band Name Protection
  • Business Organizations
    • Partnership
    • Corporation
    • Limited Liability Company
  • Management Agreements
  • Agency Agreements
  • Live Performance Agreements
  • Merchandising & Sponsorship Agreements
  • Recording Agreements
  • Music Publishing Agreements
    • Publishing, Co-Publishing & Administration
    • Performing Rights Issues
    • Synchronization Licenses
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Producer Agreements
  • Copyright Protection
  • Music on the Internet