• 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 ...

  • 11.01.17

    Manatt Recognized as Music Law Firm of the Year for 2018

    U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have selected Manatt as the Law Firm of the Year in the category Entertainment Law – Music as part of the 2018 Best Law Firms rankings. Manatt’s entertainment and media practice has ranked nationally in Tier 1 since the inaugural Best Law ...

  • 11.01.17

    U.S. News, Best Lawyers Recognize Manatt Practices as Top in Nation

    Manatt practices earned nine Tier 1 national designations and 25 Tier 1 metropolitan designations in the 2018 Best Law Firms guide, an annual ranking in which U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers analyze the country’s top law firms. In addition, Manatt was recognized as Law Firm of ...

  • 10.17.17

    Variety Recognizes Bromley as One of ‘Hollywood’s New Leaders’

    Manatt’s Jordan Bromley, a partner in the firm’s music practice, was named to Variety’s annual list of “Hollywood’s New Leaders” for 2017. Each year, the publication profiles the most prominent up-and-comers in the entertainment business who are under the age of ...

  • 10.09.17

    Williams, Gaye Both Frustrated With Judge in IP Case

    Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, spoke with the Daily Journal about an ongoing intellectual property case between Pharrell Williams and the family of Marvin Gaye. The case is currently being heard before the U.S. Court ...

  • 09.20.17

    As U.S. Music Industry Revenue Accelerates, Do Artists Benefit?

    Billboard cited Manatt’s analysis on how streaming services and artists make money through online music streaming in a recent article about the U.S. music industry’s revenue growth. Last October, the publication featured an infographic by Manatt’s Jordan Bromley, partner in ...

  • 07.27.17

    Manatt Named to American Lawyer’s A-List Top 20

    Manatt has been named to The American Lawyer’s “A-List” ranking of the top 20 law firms in the nation for 2017.   The A-List rankings, which The American Lawyer says include “the most elite law firms in America,” are based on results in five areas: revenue per ...

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