Music, Media and Entertainment

H&W’s music and entertainment practice focuses on representing established and emerging recording artists, live performers, bands, orchestras, songwriters, producers,managers, record companies, music and literary publishing companies, gaming companies, social media companies, actors, fashion designers, athletes, chefs, models and industry executives in their ongoing business affairs and legal matters, as well as litigation and arbitration proceedings. We negotiate recording contracts, publishing deals, live touring, film soundtrack, motion picture, television, talent agency, production, publishing, distribution, artist management, licensing, merchandising and sponsorship agreements. Our experience also extends into all areas of branded entertainment, video games and social media industries. We have successfully expanded our clients’ interests in publishing, fragrance and cosmetic licensing agreements, infomercials, product endorsements, speaking engagements and equity ownership. Additionally, we have significant experience in the formation of music and publishing catalogues and related purchase and sale transactions.

H&W’s experience representing creative, athletic and technical talent and industry executives, combined with our understanding of current deal terms and financial strategies uniquely positions us to address our clients’ needs in all facets of their businesses and entertainment industry endeavors.