"Music is moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything." -Plato

Contracts

  • Legal advice before you sign.
  • Custom contracts to protect your rights and revenue.
  • Negotiation to get you the best possible deal.
  • Assistance with preexisting agreements.

Copyrights

  • Register your music with the U.S. Copyright Office.
  • Music Licensing.
  • Transfer or reclaim your songs or recordings.
  • Enforce or defend a copyright infringement claim.

TM / Publicity / Privacy

  • Name search & registration with the USPTO.
  • Protect, license, and merchandise your brand.
  • Control and profit from your own identity.
  • Safeguard your privacy.

Individual Artists

Necessary legal services for all music professionals from producers, songwriters and MCs, to engineers, supervisors and managers, and
everyone in between.

Bands

Essential legal representation for bands such as contract negotiation, business formation, copyright registration and licensing, trademark search and registration, and drafting all necessary contracts to protect and promote your band’s career.

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Recording & Publishing

Crucial legal representation for independent record labels and publishing companies. Protect your company’s rights and ensure the continuing success of your business.

 

Film/TV/New-Media

Cost-effective legal services for film, TV, radio, web, or new media entities such as business formation, trademark search and registration, music licensing and clearance, and all necessary contracts to help your business succeed in the new music industry.

Morris Music Law Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a very important city to have a music lawyer if you are a music professional or entertainment business because of the synergy between the entertainment and technology industries. Morris Music Law is strategically located in Los Angeles just blocks from Venice pier in the heart of Silicon Beach. In the Westside area of Los Angeles, Silicon Beach is home to hundreds of tech startup companies and major tech companies such as Google, Yahoo, and YouTube. All three major record labels are also nearby: Universal Music Group's global corporate headquarters in Santa Monica, Sony Music Entertainment has offices in Beverly Hills, and Warner Music Group in Burbank.

Music Attorney Los Angeles

Morris Music Law provides the best music lawyer Los Angeles has to offer: Jesse E. Morris, Esq. Jesse is the music attorney Los Angeles bands, artists, songwriters, and producers love. In addition to representing talent, Morris Music Law provides essential services for indie record labels and music publishers who need an experienced Los Angeles music lawyer.

Besides Los Angeles, we also work with attorneys from New York and Nashville, which are two other important American music cities. Los Angeles is unique because of its connection with film, television, and tech companies.

Examples of Services and Clients

Our music attorneys work with film and TV clients in Hollywood providing such services as composer agreements, licensing and music supervision, and executive producer agreements. Being in Los Angeles helps our lawyers connect with the people that matter in the entertainment industry.

Our attorneys specialize in contracts, copyright, trademarks, and LLC formation. Some examples of our music contracts include 360 record deals, producer agreements, work for hires, band agreements, and music licensing. Some examples of copyrights are copyright registration, co-publishing split sheets, and advising businesses on copyright related matters. Our music lawyers zealously represent songwriters, bands, labels, publishers, film and TV directors, producers, composers, writers, and music supervisors, entertainment related websites, apps, and new media businesses, along with any business that needs our music law services.

Free Initial Consultation

We offer a free consultation via phone, Skype, or office visit for all new clients to discuss whether you need a Los Angeles music lawyer, scope of our potential representation, attorney fees, and the steps required to retain our services. If you have any questions about our office or to schedule your initial free consultation, please contact us today.