Attorney Marc Jacobson built his unique practice by focusing on his two passions: music and cinema. Awarded by Chambers and Partners every year since 2005 and by Super Lawyers since 2008, as one of the top Entertainment Lawyers in New York City.
Entertainment law is legal services provided to the entertainment industry. These services in entertainment law overlap with intellectual property law. Intellectual property has many moving parts that include trademarks, copyright, and the “Right of Publicity”.
The entertainment industry is constantly evolving, with new technologies, distribution methods, and revenue streams emerging regularly. Entertainment lawyers stay abreast of these changes, ensuring that artists and musicians remain informed and adaptable.
By understanding the latest industry trends, artists can make informed decisions about their careers, such as embracing new digital platforms, exploring alternative revenue sources, and adapting their strategies to reach wider audiences.
Empowering Artists and Musicians for Success
In the dynamic and ever-evolving world of entertainment, artists and musicians often find themselves navigating through a maze of legal complexities. Entertainment law, a specialised branch of law, plays a pivotal role in safeguarding their creative works, protecting their rights, and fostering a conducive environment for their artistic endeavours to flourish.
Marc handled many films, including “Conviction,” starring two-time Academy Award Winner Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell. He represented Oscar Nominee Rip Torn and is now Executive Producer of Dennis Hopper’s final film. He also held senior executive positions at several major Internet companies, and has significant experience in the entertainment and Internet industries.
At present Marc advises clients from around the globe on business and intellectual property issues, and offers creative business and financing strategies.
Marc’s clients include industry leaders like Qtrax, which offers free and legal music on line to consumers in 66 countries, in an advertising supported environment; The New York Philharmonic; singer / songwriter Jimmy Webb, Chairman of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and Vice Chairman of ASCAP; Amy Atlas, “The Sweets Stylist” and Brian and Eddie Holland, noted songwriters for The Supremes, The Four Tops and many other important performers.
Attorney Marc Jacobson also represents Ibiza United, which operates nightclubs in Spain, one of the Balearic islands, and is opening two nightclubs in New York City, as well as two music festivals in Croatia and Columbia.
Entertainment law is the cornerstone of support for artists and musicians, offering them a comprehensive legal framework to navigate the complexities of the industry. From protecting their creative works to negotiating contracts, collecting royalties, and resolving disputes, entertainment lawyers play a multifaceted role in ensuring the success and sustainability of artists’ careers. As artists and musicians continue to enrich our lives with their creativity, entertainment law remains a vital resource that empowers them to thrive in an ever-changing landscape.