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Music Law

Welcome to Bowen Schmidt, where we’re very passionate about helping artists, producers, songwriters, and label owners build and maintain successful music careers. We believe that every serious music professional needs a dedicated music lawyer, whether you’re an emerging talent or an industry veteran. That’s why we offer a full range of legal services tailored to the unique needs of artists and industry professionals at every stage of their career.

Our Music law practice, led by attorney and lifelong musician, Ryan Schmidt, focuses on negotiating, structuring, and executing deals for our clients and protecting their interests in the courtroom. We understand that one bad deal can be devastating to a music career, which is why we’re committed to ushering in a better music industry for all. With each deal or case we work on, we aim to make the music industry more fair, transparent, and artist friendly, all while minimizing risk and maximizing value for our clients.

In addition to protecting our clients’ rights, we offer practical guidance based on industry best practices to help them achieve their artistic, professional, and entrepreneurial goals.

Our Music law practice includes:

  1. Contract Review, Negotiation, and Drafting: We work closely with our clients to review, negotiate, and draft contracts related to the music industry, including recording contracts, publishing agreements, distribution deals, and management contracts. Our aim is to ensure that the terms of the contract are favorable and protect our clients’ interests.
  2. Intellectual Property Protection: We provide legal services related to the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, such as trademarks and copyrights. Our lawyers can help clients navigate the complex world of intellectual property law to ensure that their creative works are protected.
  3. Royalties and Revenue Streams: Our firm can assist musicians, record labels, publishing companies, and other music industry professionals in maximizing their royalties and revenue streams. We help our clients understand their rights and revenue streams related to music sales, streaming, touring, merchandise, and other income sources.
  4. Music Licensing and Clearances: We provide legal services related to the licensing and clearance of music for various uses, such as film and television productions, commercials, video games, and other media.
  5. Litigation and Dispute Resolution: Our firm represents clients in various litigation matters related to the music industry, including breach of contract disputes, intellectual property disputes, and other legal issues.

At Bowen Schmidt, we’re not just your legal team – we’re your partners in success. We’re passionate about helping you achieve your goals and building long-term relationships with our clients. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your legal needs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.