• 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 ...

  • 04.20.16

    Four Hailed as Hollywood "Power Lawyers"

    The Hollywood Reporter selected four Manatt attorneys—senior partner L. Lee Phillips and partners Lindsay Conner, John Gatti and Gary Gilbert—for its 2016 "Power Lawyers" feature, which spotlights the 100 most influential attorneys in Hollywood. Each year, the publication ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 10.19.15

    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 ...

  • 04.01.15

    Manatt Represents China's Largest Film Company in Major Deal With U.S. Studio

    A Manatt team, led by partner Lindsay Conner, negotiated an 18 film co-financing and distribution agreement for Huayi Brothers Media Corp., China's largest privately held film company, with STX Entertainment, the recently formed Hollywood film studio headed by Bob Simonds. The deal is one of ...

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