Royalties

Our NYC and Miami Entertainment Law Firm advises and represents clients in all legal matters related to music, sports, television/film, visual and literary works, modeling, online matters, and intellectual property.

New York and Miami, Florida, Entertainment Law Attorneys

Many artists, authors, musicians and others in the entertainment and media industry are compensated for their talents and hard work via royalties. ChaseLawyers® represents all of these individuals in negotiating contracts and ensuring full and fair payment of entertainment royalties.

Our Senior Partner Barry Oliver Chase holds Honors degrees from both Yale and Harvard and has extensive contract negotiation experience. In fact, he has secured favorable royalties for sports stars, actors, singers and authors over the years. He has also handled royalty-related cases involving deceased composers and the use of their music in modern recordings. Whether you are seeking a fair royalty arrangement with a production company or want to negotiate for higher payment, contact ChaseLawyers® to schedule a consultation.

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    Helping Artists Secure All of their Royalties

    We help musicians, artists, performers, record label owners, producers, songwriters and many other creative professionals to navigate the complex waters of the different income streams available to them. We analyze each client’s individual portfolio and prepare a strategy that fits them individually and allows them to collect  the royalties owed to them, for example, in the music field – public performance, publishing, mechanicals, non-interactive digital sound recording performances, foreign sound recording performances, synchronization, master use, streaming, downloads, YouTube and Facebook monetization, other social media income sources. With our assistance, you will always be sure that you’re not missing  out on your money.

    Negotiating Royalties

    Artist royalties are a percentage of sales, gross profit or another specified metric. Skillful negotiation for royalties, therefore, requires an in-depth knowledge of exactly how the industry in question calculates this percentage. Do royalties depend on the sales generated by the product, the “gross” or “net” profit, or the money the other party makes? In addition, an entertainment lawyer must fully understand the artist’s or entertainer’s position within the industry.

    ChaseLawyers® regularly handles royalty agreements for individuals and groups in the music, entertainment, and media business. We offer an honest assessment of the situation and advise clients on the best available options for protecting their talent and intellectual property, and advancing their careers.

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    Reviewing Contracts for Inspection Clauses

    “Inspection-of-books” clauses are, for example, key components in royalty agreements because they can ensure that an artist is treated fairly and receives what he/she deserves from the other party. In general, an inspection clause holds the company responsible for proper accounting practices and allows the artist’s representatives to inspect the other party’s books. ChaseLawyers® carefully and knowledgeably reviews every contract to ensure its clients’ interests are fully protected in this and other ways that can make the difference between financial success and failure.

    Contact Our Attorneys

    If you have further questions, or you would like to speak to one of our ChaseLawyers® attorneys regarding royalties, licenses or copyrights, please contact ChaseLawyers® at 305-373-7665 in Miami or 212-601-1900 in New York, or fill out our Contact Us form. Royalty attorneys Mr. Chase, Mr. Bloom, Mr. Loveyko, Mr. Epstein or Ms. Latman, or an assistant, will be in touch with you shortly.

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    The entertainment industry can be a complicated field to navigate. As a trusted leader in Miami entertainment law, ChaseLawyers can help. With over 40 years of experience, Our Miami based lawyers have helped individuals in nearly every area of entertainment law in Miami, including sports, music, film, television, modeling, literature, and more. We understand the unique challenges you face as a creative, and we’re prepared to protect your interests.

    As an artist in Miami, you must navigate the intricacies of copyright law, trademarks, contractual agreements, and much more. It is critical you choose a qualified Miami entertainment lawyer with expertise in the nuances of the entertainment world. ChaseLawyers has built a stellar reputation among our clientele for honest, professional representation that produces effective results. We have extensive experience in the unique legal elements you must navigate as an artist, and our attorneys can provide you with indispensable career advice and expertise over the course of your entertainment career.

    When you work with ChaseLawyers, you are more than just a client. We care about your well-being and can provide essential advice on the issues you face in the Miami market, such as intellectual property issues, negotiating service agreements, publicity rights, and much more. We also have an extensive network of resources available for our clients to connect with, and those connections can enrich your career in countless ways. Our team understands the complex world of entertainment law and will take care of your legal needs so you can focus on doing what you do best—sharing your talent with the world!

    When you’re ready to take the next step in your career, our Miami entertainment lawyers are ready to help you. We are passionate about helping creatives with all of their legal needs, and you won’t find a team more dedicated to your success in all of Miami. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation!