Welcome to AskMusicLawyer.com, a digital community designed to inform and enlighten artists, entrepreneurs, managers, producers, songwriters, executives and music industry professionals about current legal and business issues relevant to the global music community.
This site provides information about music industry contracts, business developments and issues, recent legislation affecting the music industry, and serves as an interactive community, connecting and intersecting the diverse elements of the music industry. It is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice or attorneys and readers are encouraged to establish a direct relationship with an experienced entertainment industry attorney who can provide client specific advice and representation.
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AskMusicLawyer.com is maintained by Taylor English Duma LLP. Taylor English is a full-service law firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Built from the ground up to provide highest-quality legal services for optimal value, the firm combines the best aspects of a traditional law firm with seasoned attorneys managing their practices remotely throughout the United States. Together, our attorneys work each day to provide timely, creative, and cost-effective counsel to help clients solve problems and achieve goals. Taylor English represents all types of clients – from Fortune 500 companies to start ups to individuals. The firm is the Georgia law firm member of Geneva Group International (GGI), the leading worldwide alliance of accounting and law firms. More information is available on the firm’s website at www.taylorenglish.com.
Kendall has been practicing entertainment law with a diverse global clientele for over 35 years and provides legal counseling and representation to artists, actors, producers, managers, songwriters, executives, investors, agents, playwrites, independent music labels, professional boxers, politicians, filmmakers and radio announcers.
Kendall is an instructor in the School of Music at Georgia State University, where he teaches Copyright and Music Publishing. He also serves on the Board of Directors of SoundExchange and the Living Legends Foundation; is the former Chairman and current Chairman Emeritus of the Rhythm & Blues Foundation and is a Co-Founder and former member of the Board of the Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association.
Kendall is a leading expert on 360 Ancillary Rights deals and has the #1 leading tutorial video on YouTube which expressly examines this music business model. His book Understanding and Negotiating 360 (Ancillary Rights) Deals is available on this site or through Amazon.com. The book is an easy to read primer on 360 deals and examines the origins of the business platform, standard contract language and negotiating techniques.