• 04.12.17

    UMG Secures Full Victory in Copyright Suit

    Law360 covered Manatt’s win for UMG Recordings in a royalties battle over a Justin Timberlake song. Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, represented UMG in the copyright suit.Three members of the band Sly, Slick & Wicked had ...

  • 02.27.17

    Sony, EMI Victorious in Royalties Suit

    The Hollywood Reporter covered Manatt’s representation of Sony/ATV and EMI in a royalties suit filed by Dru Hill, a 1990s R&B group. Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media practice, and Prana Topper, a partner in the firm’s litigation practice, ...

  • 01.17.17

    How Music Streaming Generates Revenue

    The Financial Times interviewed Manatt’s Jordan Bromley, a partner in the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about the impact of streaming on the music industry. Although streaming has opened doors for some artists, the publication reported, making money from it is ...

  • 11.01.16

    U.S. News Ranks Manatt Practices Among Top in Nation

    U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have included Manatt in nine Tier 1 national practice rankings and 25 Tier 1 metropolitan rankings for the 2017 “Best Law Firms” guide. The firm has also been named “Law Firm of the Year” in Advertising Law and Entertainment Law ...

  • 10.25.16

    Wayne Kirkpatrick Songs Purchased by Downtown Music

    Music Business Worldwide covered Wayne Kirkpatrick’s sale of songs to Downtown Music Publishing, a transaction that was handled by Manatt's music lawyers. Gary Gilbert, co-chair of the firm’s music practice, and counsel Michael Rexford represented Wayne Kirkpatrick, a ...

  • 10.12.16

    How Does Music Streaming Generate Money?

    Billboard featured an infographic created by Manatt’s Jordan Bromley, a partner in the firm’s entertainment and media practice, and associate Nicole Sollberger that breaks down how streaming services and artists make money via online music streaming.

  • 07.15.16

    Phillips, Gilbert Among Billboard’s 2016 Top Music Lawyers

    Billboard recognized Manatt senior partner L. Lee Phillips and partner Gary Gilbert as top music lawyers in the country, naming both to its 2016 list of the top legal minds in the music business. The list recognizes 41 lawyers who played crucial roles in the music industry over the past year, from ...

  • 06.23.16

    Little Hope for “Stairway to Heaven” Appeal

    The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, for an article about a possible appeal of the unanimous jury verdict in favor of Led Zeppelin in the recent copyright infringement matter. The ...

  • 04.26.16

    Late Court Appearance of Zeppelin Members Is Irrelevant

    The Daily Journal interviewed Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, for an article about a copyright infringement lawsuit over Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven."The Daily Journal reports that the plaintiff's attorney in the ...

  • 04.21.16

    Phillips Remembers Former Client Prince

    The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Manatt's Lee Phillips, a senior partner in the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article about Prince following his sudden passing on April 21. Phillips represented Prince during the artist's 20s, when he recorded his famous album Purple ...

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