Music Business Law

Music Business Law

Music Business


Our firm is passionate about music and media.  We are lawyers, but we are also musicians and writers.  Our legal advice whether it be regarding contract negotiation and drafting or career development is always delivered with our client’s music, projects, career, and interests in mind.  We listen so that we can know and understand what our clients are looking to achieve in each deal, transaction, or step along their path, and we translate that expectation into effective written agreements and sound strategies.

Articles, Blogs, and Common Considerations in various areas of entertainment law


Atlanta in the Industry


Atlanta, and the state of Georgia have enjoyed a rich musical heritage.  In particular, recent history supports the argument that Atlanta is the modern hip hop capital of the world and accordingly a mega hub of the music industry.  In the 1990’s and 2000’s Atlanta’s Music Industry began its climb, fueled by homegrown creative talents like Outkast and others who became global superstars.  Today many of the music industry’s top earners as well as most sought after emerging talent are based in Atlanta.  Furthermore, this tradition of creativity, growth, and contribution to the musical landscape show no signs of slowing.  Our firm takes pride in being connected into the industry in such a dynamic city on the rise.


The Industry’s Evolution


The modern music industry is evolving more rapidly than ever with the emergence of technological advances in production, digital distribution, online collaboration, and many other complex issues.  These issues and their legal implications often come up when creating modern contracts, doing business online, and generally operating in the music industry. 


The question is whether these changes in the music industry create problems for entertainers or on the other hand create opportunities.  It is our belief that good lawyers do more than just write contracts, they help create and leverage opportunities.


Knowledge speaks but Wisdom listens  –  Jimi Hendrix


Our Services

  1. Contract Negotiation and Drafting 
  2. Career Development Consulting
  3. Business Formation


At Chandler and Chandler Law Group our firm is dedicated to resolving the legal issues that arise when doing business in the entertainment industry.  These can include negotiating and drafting contracts including production, royalties, licensing, publishing and more.  Whether your an artist, publisher, producer or otherwise we know that we can help you create agreements that create opportunities for yourself and your counter party to succeed by working together and holding each other accountable.   We start by listening… listening to your music… listening to your objectives… listening to your concerns.  From this point we team with you to create a solid legal foundation upon which to build your business, career, working relationship with another, etc.