With more than a decade of experience in the music industry, John Seay is unique attorney with unique entertainment industry experience. As a musician, tour manager, and music journalist, John has firsthand experience with the variety of legal issues musicians are likely to face as they form bands, record, tour, sign contracts, and dissolve partnerships. John helps musicians navigate forming business entities and drafting internal band agreements, and he also writes, reviews, and negotiates all manner of contracts, including those from or related to record labels, publishers, managers, licensees, producers, and venues. Some of the agreements we regularly draft, review, and negotiate are:
- Band agreements
- Record deals
- License agreements
- Producer and mixer agreements
- Management agreements
- Performance agreements
Music law is not, however, practiced in a vacuum. Because managing a band or running a record label is the same as running a small business, John’s other practice areas, like Copyrights & Trademarks and Small Business Services, can also be valuable to artists looking to prepare their musical partnerships for success.
John has published extensively in the field of music law. Here are some recent blog posts related to music law: Casting a Net: Podcasts, Webcasts, and the Licensing Regime | I Read 10 Articles About Music Streaming Services and All I Got Was Confused | Two Bands One Name: How to Protect the Name of Your Band or Company | Why Pandora Wants to Pay Less and What It Means for Licensing Reform | Artist Revenue Streams, Part 1 | Artist Revenue Streams, Part 2 | Don’t Do a Daughtry: Why Your Band Should Define the Relationship
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The Seay Firm is located at the Goat Farm Arts Center, 1200 Foster Street NW, LMR-17, Atlanta, GA 30318, but our mailing address is 541 10th Street NW, Suite 303, Atlanta, GA 30318. Call (404) 913-4232 or contact us to schedule an appointment.