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Practice Areas

Handling Legal Matters in the Entertainment Industry

If you are in—or want to be in— the entertainment industry, your creative works and image serve as your lifeline in surviving this highly competitive market. To ensure that your intellectual property is protected and your rights are protected in every project you undertake, turn to DeSalvo Law Firm PLLC.
Our team understands the challenges faced by creative folks like artists, songwriters, photographers, graphic designers, online companies, and others. Chances are if you have reached a degree of success, you may be involved in a lawsuit even if you did everything right. Litigation can be stressful. Negotiating a high-stakes deal or settlement can be nerve-wracking. Add to that the rapid technology shifts that cause the modes of consuming and delivering content to evolve, the entertainment business may not be as glamorous as you first thought. It is our job to help you understand what is going on and why—there is no such thing as a dumb question in our firm. We want you to be equipped to make the best decisions for you and your business by giving you the options, sound advice, and cost estimates.

Drawing from our years of experience in entertainment and intellectual property law, the legal professionals at DeSalvo Law Firm PLLC work hard to assist our clients in navigating through this complex, constantly-changing landscape. When you choose us, you can have peace of mind knowing that your confidential legal concerns are being handled by a dependable team.

Practice Areas

We serve clients across different sectors in the entertainment industry. From drafting licensing agreements to handling copyright infringement cases, our team will take on every task with due care and confidentiality.

  • Music Industry

    • Artist Agreements
    • Catalog Acquisitions
    • Catalog Administration (Musical Compositions and Sound Recordings)
    • Distribution Agreements
    • General Career and Business Advice
    • Merchandising Agreements
    • Music Licensing
    • Music Publishing Agreements
    • Performance Agreements
    • Producer Agreements
    • Production Agreements
    • Royalty Audits

  • Internet

    • Domain Name Clearance, Acquisitions, and Disputes
    • Licensing Agreements
    • Online Business Agreements
    • Take Down Notices

  • Related Services

    • Expert Witness
    • Consultation Services for Legal Practitioners

  • Assignments

  • Enforcement

  • Licensing

  • Litigation

  • Registration

  • Sales and Acquisitions

  • Termination of Transfers

  • Trademark Clearance

  • Strategy and Mark Availability Opinions

  • Entity Selections

  • Formation & Governance

  • Employment Agreements

  • Non-disclosure Agreements

  • Non-competition Agreements

  • Annual Maintenance

  • Compliance and Clean-up

  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation

  • Agent for Service of Process

Get in Touch!




(615) 600-4741

Business Hours

9:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.

Business Address

1033 Demonbreun Street. Suite 300 Nashville, TN 37203-4512

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