Derek Crownover is the Practice Leader for Dickinson Wright’s Entertainment Law practice group, counseling various entertainment and media executives, company owners, artists and publishers. He represents some of the hottest songwriters, publishers and producers in the country as well as some of the most active entrepreneurs in the entertainment and IP sectors in the South. He works with each client as a “primary care physician” of sorts assisting with diverse business matters including LLC funding deals, real estate sales, asset purchase agreements, recording agreements audits, employment agreements as well as tax and wills and trusts matters.
-Artist Recording Agreements, Renegotiations, Recaptures and Audits
-Music Company and Artist Launch Strategies and Deal Making
-Music Catalog Valuations, Sales and Audits
-Producer Agreement Audits and Ancillary Rights Deals
-New Model Funding Deals for Artists, and Music and Tech Companies
-Private Placement Memorandum and Active Investor Funding Agreements
-Real Estate and Estate Planning Strategy for Key Clients
-Copyright and Trademark Protection for Key Clients
-National Counsel for the T.J. Martell Foundation, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by raising over $270 million dollars for Leukemia, cancer and AIDS research.
-Artist, Writer and Publisher clients have sold over 600 million records