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Music Law

Vondran Music Law – Affordable Music & Entertainment Attorney

legal representation for musicians and bands


If you need a music lawyer to help you with any of the following, contact us to discuss our law flat rate legal fees (for non-litigation transactional services) or to discuss our litigation services.  We can help with the following types of cases and legal issues:

  • Creation of LLC or corporation
  • Band agreements (ex. song splits, voting rights)
  • Draft and review recording agreements, publishing agreements, soundtrack agreements
  • Contracts to use songs in video game, films, youtube videos, documentaries, movies, software programs, websites, mobile applications etc.
  • Producer and production contracts
  • Registration of film, video, music, lyrics, ringtones, songs, recordings, and other copyrights
  • Merchandising and licensing agreements
  • Registration of trademarks (ex. band name, logos, slogans)
  • Management and booking agent contracts (contracts with artists)
  • Concert tours (venue agreements)
  • Parody songs and first amendment
  • Concert sponsorship agreements
  • Artist endorsement agreements
  • Record label contracts
  • Employment agreements
  • Video director and production company agreements
  • Documents to form a publishing company or record label
  • Trademark infringement (someone using your band, or stage name, or cybersquatting on your domain name)
  • Legal issues dealing with ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, or SoundExchange
  • Copyright infringement – someone using your song, lyrics, without your permission.
  • Seeking written authorization to publicly perform cover songs or other copyrighted content
  • Band exit agreements (band member fired or quits)
  • Right of Publicity legal issues
  • Artist and musician representation (record label interested in signing you and/or your band)
  • Contracts for music teachers and students seeking lessons
  • Infringement (theft) or pirating of copyrighted characters
  • Royalty disputes (ex. failure to be paid online royalties)
  • Co-writer song rights (ex. rights to exploit)
  • Public performance agreements (ex. release to sing song at a wedding, party, dance, festival, or other event)
  • DMCA take down notices
  • Cease and desist letters
  • BlastMyTunes” music discovery service for new artists
  • Social media disputes (facebook, twitter, youtube, vimeo)

Contact us to discuss other items that may not be on this list.  We have experience in a wide range of business, intellectual property and entertainment law issues.

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Contact a Music Lawyer

We have offices in Santa Monica (serving greater Los Angeles area), Newport Beach (serving Orange County), San Francisco (serving Silicon Valley and the Bay area), and San Diego.  We also have two offices in Phoenix, Arizona serving the entire state from Flagstaff to Maricopa County.  

Call us to discuss your project at (877) 276-5084 or email us through our contact form  We offer low flat rate fees for most non-litigation cases and have over 15 years of legal experience.

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Contact us for an initial consultation!

For more information, or to discuss your case or our experience and qualifications please contact us at (877) 276-5084. Please note that our firm does not represent you unless and until a written retainer agreement is signed, and any applicable legal fees are paid. All initial conversations are general in nature. Free consultations are limited to time and availability of counsel and will depend on the type of case you are calling about (no free consultations for other lawyers). All users and potential clients are bound by our Terms of Use Policies. We look forward to working with you!
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