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Navigating the music industry and all the legal issues from negotiating a record contract to general artist legal advice is tricky. We try to give you resources on some general music legal advice and music lawyers available to help. 

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General Music Legal Advice

Limelight helps legally clear cover songs

Location: NY
Limelight (www.songclearance.com) is the simplest way to clear cover songs.  Artists and bands can secure the mechanical licenses for their physical, digital and ringtone releases.  Designed by musicians for musicians. 


Location: New York, 10023
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 370,000 U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP protects the rights of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works. There is a one time fee of $35 to join.  

Music Biz Academy – Legal Advice

Music law advice

Why and how to get a music lawyer

Location: New York City, NY 10003
Offers general information as to why you need a music lawyer and how to find one.

Music Lawyers Available

Mclane & Wong

Location: North Hollywood, CA 91601
Mclane& Wong is a Los Angeles based music law firm that works with artists both in the independent and major label sectors. These music lawyers focus on assisting independent and unsigned artists.

Music Law Info

Location: Sausalito, CA 94966-1739
Gives overview of various Music law topics.

Berger Kahn

Location: Irvine, CA 92614
Berger Kahn are Full service music lawyers to the music industry.

Magic Happens Legal

Location: San Francisco, CA 94120-7775
Magic Happens Legal are music lawyers that provide quality legal services to artists, managers, and other professionals in the music industry.

Berman Entertainment and Technology Law

Location: San Francisco, CA 94104
Berman Entertainment and Technology Law represents clients in the technology, media and entertainment industries. They are located in San Francisco, CA.  

CD Baby – Musician Lawyers

Gives list of 6 Musician Lawyers they recommend.

Christian Castle

Location: Los Angeles, CA 90064
Christian Castle and Attorneys are music lawyers that represents artists, producers, songwriters, record labels, music publishers, film studios and technology companies. They have offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA.  

Doherty Legal

Location: Houston, TX 77042
Doherty Legal is a law firm that specializes in entertainment and music law. They are located in Houston, TX.  

High Mountain Law

Location: Santa Monica, CA 90401
High Mountain Law is a law firm that specializes in music and entertainment. They are located in Santa Monica, CA.  

JNS Law Offices

Location: New York, NY 10013
Jennifer Newman Sharpe is a New York based entertainment and intellectual property attorney. Clients range from songwriters to bands to labels to music producers to filmmakers.

Kia Kamran

Location: Los Angeles, CA 90024-4121
Kia Kamran is a law firm that specializes in the music and entertainment industry. They are located in Los Angeles, CA.  

KLF Legal

Location: Indianapolis, IN 46204
KLF Legal is an intellectual property and entertainment law office. They represent clients from across the music industry (musicians, promoters, venues).  

Law Offices of Alan Abergel

Location: Encino, CA 91436
Los Angeles Music Industry Lawyer for Transactional/Deals and Litigation.

Music Attorney

Location: Los Angeles, CA 90025
Music Lawyers in Santa Barbara, CA that specializes in music law.

Probstein & Weiner

Location: New York, NY 10022
Probstein & Weiner is a law firm that specializes in the music and entertainment industry. They have offices in Culver City, CA and New York.  

The Music Law Group

Location: New York, NY 10107
The Music Law Group are music lawyers in New York.  


Location: New York, NY 10022
VLA delivers pro bono and low cost legal services and information to over 10,000 members of the arts community each year in speciality areas such as music law.


Location: Nashville, TN 37212
ZAH Law are music lawyers that represent individuals and businesses involved in all aspects of the entertainment industry, such as: songwriters, recording artists, producers, managers, music publishing companies, recording companies, television production companies, distribution companies and merchandising companies. They are located in Nashville, TN.