• 02.25.16

    Legal Battle Spotlights Abuse in Music Industry

    U.K. publication The Telegraph quoted Manatt's Gary Gilbert, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, and partner Jordan Bromley in an article about the ongoing legal battle between pop star Kesha and her producer, Dr Luke.Bromley said that allegations of sexual abuse in the ...

  • 02.24.16

    Impact of Sexual Assault Case Unclear for Music Biz

    NPR interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment Litigation practice, about why an alleged rape case may be important to the industry as a whole. Jacobs spoke to the difficult situation facing pop star Kesha and producer Dr. Luke.

  • 01.18.16

    Estates Profit off Keeping Artists' Work Alive

    The Washington Post interviewed Manatt's Gary Gilbert, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article on how musicians' estates maintain revenue streams by keeping the artists' work alive.The Washington Post reports that David Bowie's popularity and ...

  • 12.17.15

    New Royalty Rates Imposed for Digital Performances

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, and Charles Biederman, a partner in the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article on the Copyright Royalty Board's new royalty rates for digital ...

  • 12.16.15

    Pandora Feels Pains of Royalty Rate Hike

    Bloomberg interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, for an article on how the Copyright Royalty Board's new rate ruling affects digital music service provider Pandora.Bloomberg reports that Pandora's music fee goes up 21 ...

  • 12.11.15

    Copyright Royalty Board's Decision Looms

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, for an article on the Copyright Royalty Board's pending decision that will determine how much music is worth in the digital age.The Daily Journal reports that the ...

  • 11.02.15

    Named U.S. News' 2016 “Law Firm of the Year” for Music Law

    Manatt has been named by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as the “Law Firm of the Year” for Entertainment Law – Music as part of the publications’ joint 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings. This marks the second time Manatt’s Music group has ...

  • 10.22.15

    Infringement Suit Against Jay Z Dismissed

    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article on the lawsuit filed in 2007 against rappers Jay Z and Timbaland that accused them of using elements of a 1957 song by an Egyptian composer without permission. A ...

  • 10.22.15

    Jay Z's "Big Pimpin'" Hit Is Off the Hook

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, for an article on the ruling that ends eight years of complex litigation over whether the 1999 Jay Z hit Big Pimpin' infringed on the rights of an Egyptian song it ...

  • 10.19.15

    Verdict: Musical Building Blocks Cannot Be Owned

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, for an article on the long-running copyright infringement case brought by the heir of an Egyptian composer against artist Jay Z and producer Timbaland. The case alleges ...

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