A Nashville Entertainment Law Firm

Nashville Entertainment Attorney

The entertainment industry is built on relationships between creative people and companies. Nashville entertainment attorney Matthew Beckett’s practical experience on both sides of this dynamic relationship gives him a unique perspective when negotiating and drafting agreements between those who create and those who are the “business” of the music business. 

Nashville TN Entertainment Law Experience

  • Advising music publishers on industry practices and customs, copyright administration, licensing, royalty collection, catalog valuation, infringement claims and terms of songwriter agreements.
  • Advising songwriters on contract terms, reversion of administration rights, copyright registration, infringement claims, copyright termination of transfers, and catalog valuations and sales.
  • Negotiating and drafting exclusive co-publishing agreements, songwriter agreements and single-song agreements.
  • Negotiating and drafting copyright administration agreements.
  • Negotiating and drafting “pitch” agreements.
  • Advising independent record companies on industry practices and customs, outsourcing of distribution, promotion, and publicity services, use and registration of trademarks and service marks, copyright registration, terms of employment agreements, and terms of artist agreements.
  • Advising recording artists on so-called “360 Deals,” artist agreements, producer agreements, and relationships with personal managers.
  • Negotiating and drafting artist agreements.
  • Negotiating and drafting distribution agreements.
  • Negotiating and drafting production agreements.
  • Negotiating and drafting management agreements.
  • Negotiating and drafting settlement agreements between artists and managers.
  • Advising record producers on production agreements, breach of contract claims, and on copyright ownership issues.
  • Served as in-house and outside counsel for publishing companies and independent record companies.
  • Drafted and negotiated investor agreements, artist development agreements, and photograph licenses.
  • Drafted releases for photographs and audiovisual works.
  • Drafted and negotiated endorsement agreements.

Entertainment Law

Nashville Entertainment Attorney

Searching for an experienced entertainment attorney in Nashville, TN. Beckett Law Office practices all aspects of entertainment law.
(Entertainment Law Services)

Intellectual Property

Copyright and Trademark Attorney Nashville

Beckett Law Office advises clients on intellectual property law so they can fully understand, protect, and exploit their rights.
(Intellectual Property Law)

General Practice

Beckett Law Office

In addition to entertainment and intellectual property law, Beckett Law Office also represents companies in general business law.
(General Law Practice)