• 04.03.18

    Amid Streaming Profit Uncertainty, Spotify Announces IPO

    Manatt’s Jordan Bromley, a partner in the firm’s music practice, was quoted by CNET for an article on Spotify’s upcoming initial public offering.While Spotify competes for paying subscribers with other similar streaming services, it was the first—and the biggest—to ...

  • 03.31.18

    How Streams Become Dollars for Musicians on Spotify

    The New York Times cited data provided by Manatt’s Jordan Bromley, a partner in the firm’s music practice, and associate Nicole Sollberger for an article on Spotify’s upcoming initial public offering.Bromley and Sollberger provided information for an infographic that depicts how ...

  • 03.22.18

    ‘Blurred Lines’ Ruling Affirmed

    Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, was quoted by the Daily Journal for an article on the Ninth Circuit’s affirmation of a verdict that found Pharrell Williams’ and Robin Thicke’s song “Blurred ...

  • 03.12.18

    Ally Brooke of Fifth Harmony Signs With Larry Rudolph

    As reported by Variety, Manatt’s Gary Gilbert, co-chair of the firm’s music practice, represented Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke in her recent signing as a solo artist with Maverick/ReignDeer Entertainment.Brooke will be represented by Larry Rudolph, who also represents Fifth ...

  • 02.16.18

    Kanye West, Lloyd’s of London Reach Settlement

    Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, was quoted by the Daily Journal for an article on the settlement between Kanye West and Lloyd’s of London.The lawsuit, as noted by the publication, was over the insurer’s ...

  • 02.16.18

    Capitol Christian Music Group Signs Idol’s Danny Gokey

    Music Row covered Manatt’s representation of former American Idol star Danny Gokey in his agreement with Capitol Christian Music Group. Gary Gilbert, co-chair of the firm’s music practice, and Joseph Anderson, an attorney in the firm’s entertainment and media practice, represented ...

  • 12.11.17

    Ninth Circuit Skeptical in Copyright Claim Against Jay-Z

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, for an article on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ skepticism in a copyright claim against the music artist Jay-Z. Osama Fahmy sued Jay-Z and ...

  • 12.08.17

    Songs Music Publishing Sells High-Profile Catalog to Kobalt

    Music Week covered Manatt’s representation of Kobalt Music Group in the company’s acquisition of Songs Music Publishing’s catalog. Manatt’s Jeff Biederman, co-chair of the firm’s music practice, and Michael Rexford, counsel in the firm’s entertainment and media ...

  • 12.01.17

    Legendary Smokey Robinson Signs With APA Agency

    As reported by Variety, Manatt’s Eric Custer, a partner in the firm’s entertainment and media practice, advised Smokey Robinson in his recent signing with APA Agency, one of the largest diversified talent agencies in Los Angeles. APA will represent Robinson across all services ...

  • 11.02.17

    Indie Publishing Leads Songwriter Catalog Market

    Billboard interviewed Manatt’s Gary Gilbert and Charles Biederman, co-chairs of the firm’s music practice, for an article on the current songwriter catalog market. According to the publication, songwriters can sell their catalogs containing hits for ten to 16 times the net publishing ...

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