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Petrie, Randall Aubrey


Randall Aubrey Petrie, Esq.




Dread Brothers Entertainment, LLC

Dread Brothers, LLC is a boutique consultancy established to present top industry executives of music, film and television carefully selected product befitting their personal attention and typical of the talents which inspired Stevie Wonder to hire Randall A. Petrie, Esq. as in-house counsel and Steven M. Jones as his producer so many years ago.

Years in the record business:


Career Achievements:

– Negotiated an administration deal between Instantly Published, LLC and Warner Chappell UK.
– Negotiated a pressing and distribution deal with Pinnacle Records UK.
– Negotiated recording agreement between Instant and EMI records for the “45 King” album deal.
– Drafted and negotiated License Agreement to Def Jam for Jay-Z’s multi-platinum selling “Hard Knock Life” title track selling over 7 million units.
– First attorney to clear a sample from a Broadway play, “Annie”, for use in a multi-platinum selling Hip Hop rap song.
– In-house counsel for Stevie Wonder, included such duties as negotiating and drafting major artist appearance and performance agreements for U.S. and international; celebrity endorsement agreements; celebrity right of publicity license agreements; songwriter’s agreements; artist work-for-hire agreements; promotional rights clearances; copyright filings; contract tracking; guild filings and many other proprietary confidential industry related services.
– Negotiated and drafted TV license agreement with Japan’s NHK for Stevie’s songwriting, appearance, and performance for Japan’s National Celebration for New Years.

Professional Goals:

My goal is to continually participate in and contribute to that which is lasting and good in the entertainment industries of music, film, and television.


Dread Brothers Entertainment, LLC is blessed with the experience to exercise the virtues of patience and tenacity. The former in waiting for and recognizing the right product and the latter in relentlessly working to realize its potential.

Contact information:

Randall A. Petrie, Esq. – Principal
Dread Brothers Entertainment, LLC
468 N. Camden Drive, Suite 420
Beverly Hills, California 90210
Tel: 310-858-5550
E-mail: rpetrieesq AT dreadbrothers DOT com