Because I get asked for recommendations quite a bit, I recently compiled and posted a FREE short list of recommended music attorneys (and a few non-attorneys) for your convenience. What soon followed were requests for mediators, the new (and frequently less expensive) way to reach a resolution.
One of our NARIP members Judith Weigle (herself a professional mediator) has compiled this list for your benefit and convenience. She can be helpful to further explain how mediation fits into the legal process, with or without attorneys involvement, before litigation, in the middle of litigation, and in contrast to arbitration and the traditional court trial. She can help answer questions about the mediators on this list who may be better suited for your particular issue. Contact her at Judy AT ExtremeMediation DOT com or 323-937-7497.
Keep in mind that finding a good business associate is like dating: you may have to kiss a few toads. So while the age-old caveat emptor principle applies, luckily, the individuals listed here are all known to us to be highly competent.
Even so, you will likely vibe more with some than with others, and they all vary in their specializations within the music business. Some are more affordable than others and are more indie-oriented. So check them out, see what works for you (and what doesnt) and if you have any negative experiences, please let me know. More importantly, let me hear the good news as well.
Please let these individuals know NARIP referred you. We receive no consideration or commission of any kind for these referrals, but if it works out, wed love to hear about your experience and publish a success story.
Good luck, and know your business!
National Association of Record Industry Professionals
WHO SHOULD DOWNLOAD THIS FREE DOCUMENT:
- Anyone in need of a music attorney including (but not limited to) those wishing to license music, collaborate, record, own, control and/or administer music.
- Attorneys – outside and in-house counsel
- Artist Managers and Artist Reps
- Music Supervisors
- Record & Music Publishing Executives