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Music Law

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


Entertainment FAQs

Our FAQs answer the most common issues faced by entertainment clients.

We have an extensive FAQ Library that covers the most common questions we get from entertainment clients, as well as FAQs on recent changes in law.
Visit our Entire FAQ Library

 Our Recent Projects 


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We have represented a variety of business 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.

National Recognition

The talent at Axis has been recognized nationally for its legal services in a variety of publications, news outlets and other channels across the nation and internationally.

Representing Clients from 22+ Countries Internationally

Axis has represented a wide variety of business clients  in numerous deals, transactions, contracts, agreements, disputes and legal matters. For information on how we may be able to assist you, please contact [email protected].