► Music Law and Industry 

Axis provides full-service representation of Music Law and Industry clients.

We have substantial experience  representing artists, musicians, bands, composers, record labels, producers, songwriters, managers, agents, and others with a variety of music matters spanning transactional, advisory, and litigation matters.

► Who We Represent

Axis represents numerous types of clients involved in and connected with the music industry, whether on the band/artist side or company side. Our services extend to assisting clients in the following classes:

  • Singers
  • Songwriters
  • Bands and Groups
  • Solo artists
  • Recording artists
  • EDM Musicians
  • Live bands
  • Music composers
  • Lyricists
  • Music agents
  • Music managers
  • Personal managers
  • Business managers
  • Recording studios
  • Music producers
  • Independent record labels
  • Touring companies
  • Sound/lights companies
  • Production companies

► Music Law and Industry Practice Areas

We represent clients involved with the Music Law and Industry with a variety of legal matters. Whether it involves contract negotiations, entity formation, compliance with laws and regulations,  licensing, copyright/trademark matters, consulting, strategic advice, or other contract negotiations,  Axis offers creative and music professionals in or doing business with the music industry high-quality legal representation spanning multiple legal fields.


Artists, Bands, and Talent

Axis represents artists, bands, groups, and music creatives in a wide variety of music contracts with producers, labels, managers, and others:

  • 360 agreements
  • Artist-Label agreements
  • Artist-Producer agreements
  • Agency agreements
  • Agent agreements
  • Band agreements
  • Band dissolutions
  • Branding deals
  • Booking contracts
  • Contract negotiations
  • Distribution agreements
  • Endorsement deals
  • Event sponsorships
  • Festival bookings
  • Management agreements
  • Merchandising agreements
  • Mechanical licenses
  • Performance agreements
  • Producer agreements
  • Promotional agreements
  • Publicity Contracts
  • Publishing Agreements
  • Recording artist agreements
  • Side-Artist Agreements
  • Sponsorship agreements
  • Song-writer agreements


Producers, Labels, and Music Businesses

Axis helps producers, independent record labels, and music business form, run, and operate in compliance with California’s laws, rules, and regulations:

  • Business entity setup and formation
  • Legal compliance
  • C Corporations
  • S Corporations
  • LLCs
  • DBAs
  • Entertainment loan-out companies
  • Licensing and Permits
  • Producer agreements
  • Label agreements
  • Record label formations and setup
  • Production company formations and setup
  • 360 Agreements
  • Branding agreements
  • Management Agreements
  • Recording artist agreements


Intellectual Property & Licensing

Axis assists music clients with a wide variety of intellectual property and licensing matters, ranging across copyright, trademark, trade secret, licensing, confidentiality, and related matters:

  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Copyrights
  • Copyright Assignments
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Content-Licensing Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Assignment
  • Licensing Contracts
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Licensing Contracts
  • Music Synchronizations
  • Sample clearance
  • Licensing
  • Trademarks
  • Trademark Disputes
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trademark Registrations

Disputes, Lawsuits, and Litigation

Axis represents clients in music matters in a wide range of disputes, lawsuits, and litigation, ranging multiple practice areas:

  • Royalty accounting claims
  • Accounting disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Infringement
  • Breaches of contract
  • Financial mismanagement
  • Misuse of likeness / name / identity
  • Lawsuits
  • Arbitrations
  • Disputes
  • Unfair competition
  • Invasions of privacy
  • Non-payment of debts or money for services rendered

► Top Music FAQs

Our Recent Projects

We counsel entertainment clients
in nearly every practice area.

We have represented a variety of entertainment clients in numerous industries across multiple disciplines and practice matters. Here are some of the highlights.

► Our Latest Charitable Giving Projects

Did you know that our clients’ legal dollars are hard at work giving back to the community? Axis is a significant donor and supporter of a multitude of charitable giving projects in the community as well as nationwide, donating a portion of legal fees to a variety of underserved needs and causes. Check out at our latest charitable giving projects below, and know that in supporting Axis, you are helping us improve hundreds of lives.