Social media, mobile applications, and inexpensive recording, mixing, and broadcasting equipment and services have made the music industry more accessible than ever. Accessibility, however, has not made it any easier for performers, producers, investors, and other stakeholders to break through and achieve financial success in creating, using, and disseminating musical creations. Unfamiliarity with the laws, regulations, and industry standards governing musical composition, performance, and use often erects hurdles along the road to music reaching its audience. Gamma Law’s music lawyers bring comprehensive knowledge of how the music industry “works” and the rights of composers, artists, producers, labels and platforms.
Gamma Law’s music lawyers draw from decades of industry experience to support clients with sophisticated licensing, performance and partnership transactions, often in a cross-border context and involving multiple media channels. Led by a veteran music lawyer who previously ran his own music production company, our team is skilled at brokering and drafting music production and acquisition agreements and supporting clients to produce, license, and distribute musical content in all media, including on social media platforms.
Music ownership, licensing and artist/composer rights are notoriously complex. Whether it’s drafting label agreements for the next big Japanese hip-hop artist or negotiating terms for sync of a major worldwide hit in a video game, Gamma Law’s music lawyers possess the industry expertise and insights required to help our clients navigate legal challenges to achieve success for their projects.
Representing Producers, Platforms, Labels
Gamma Law’s music lawyers actively support music producers, platforms and labels with innovative cross-media music licensing and distribution transactions. On behalf of producer clients, we work with management of some of the biggest artists today to negotiate performance and licensing deals. Working with video game developers of all sizes, we manage sync deals to bring high-profile songs to interactive media. Leveraging our long cross-border transactional experience and multilingual capabilities, we assist with structuring, documenting and negotiating complex licensing and performance deals spanning multiple jurisdictions. Our nearly 20 years of experience in the video games space allow us to provide the highest-value support to clients licensing tracks into augmented reality experiences and on social platforms like TikTok.
…And Musical Artists
With our long experience in the industry, Gamma Law’s music lawyers are well-positioned to support artists with successful development and exploitation of compositions and recordings. Gamma Law’s music lawyers are able to provide artists with personal guidance on market terms and negotiation strategies for dealing with labels and major players in the business.
Tokenization; NFT Distribution
Tokenization offers a revolutionary new method for monetization of music and compensation for artists. Working with Gamma Law’s blockchain lawyers, our music lawyers support clients with licensing of music and performance video for sale as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on major platforms.
Contact us to learn more about Gamma Law’s music industry practice and how we can help you achieve your objectives.
- Support cutting-edge producer of holographic performance video with agreements with major artists for production and distribution.
- Represented Japan-US hip-hop label in complex structuring of international publishing and performance deal with multiple labels and artists.
- Support numerous content business companies in partnerships for license and production of music and other creative works for offering and sales as NFTs.
- Represented video games company in sync license of Billboard “Hot 100” track for distribution in multiple jurisdictions.
- Represented international video games publisher in analysis of possible copyright issues in soundtrack composition.
- Represented sync licensors in procurement of high-profile compositions for use in interactive media.
Tarrnie Williams – Former President & COO, Roadhouse Interactive
Executive at Major International Entertainment Company