Derek C. Crownover

Derek C. Crownover

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Recognized since 2012

Nashville, Tennessee

Practice Areas

Entertainment Law - Music

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Derek Crownover is a recognized leader in the music, entertainment, sports and media industries, counseling publishing companies, independent record labels, singers and songwriters who own their copyrights, and music publishing administration companies on licensing, liability matters and related litigation. He also counsels clients on recording agreements, employment agreements, LLC funding deals, real estate deals, asset purchase agreements and trusts and estates matters. In addition to his work as a metaphorical “primary care physician” for his music, corporate and tech clients, Derek also advises several sports-related businesses and athletes.

With strong ties to the local Nashville community, Crownover is national counsel for the T.J. Martell Foundation, pro bono counsel for the New Children First Montessori Community School, and a former adjunct professor of entertainment law at the Curb Music Business School at Belmont University.

  • 35 Music Square East, Suite 310
    Nashville, TN 37203
  • Auburn University, BA
  • The University of Tennessee, J.D.
Bar Admissions
  • New York, New York State Bar Association
  • Tennessee, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Auburn Alumni Association/Auburn Alumni Baseball Association - Founder and Chairman of the John Moorer Scholar Athlete Endowment
  • Children First Montessori School - Pro Bono Legal Counselor
  • Copyright Society of the South - Member
  • Nashville Bar Association - Member, Sports and Entertainment & Corporate Sections
  • T.J. Martell Foundation - National Counsel & Board Member, Nashville Counsel
  • Tennessee Bar Association - Former Chair of Entertainment and Sports Law Section

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Headquarters: Los Angeles, California

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Entertainment Law - Music
  • Best Lawyer in America, Entertainment Law
  • "Best Lawyer in Entertainment Law", Smith and Naifeh's Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms, 2009-present
  • Entertainment and Sports "Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics publication
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • "Best of the Bar", Nashville Buisness Journal (one of top 65 lawyers named in Nashville and one of two for entertainment law)
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television

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