• 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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