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Entertainment Associate

Nixon Peabody LLP
$210,000- $275,000/ year
Posted Mar 06
Full Time
On Site
Los Angeles, California

Job Description

At Nixon Peabody, our priority is to attract, retain, and promote talented individuals from a wide range of racial, ethnic, social, economic, religious, and personal backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientations. Therefore, we encourage talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Our Entertainment Team in our Corporate Practice Group is seeking to hire a mid-level associate to join our Los Angeles, CA office. The ideal candidate will have three to five years of experience as an entertainment attorney, with a specific focus on the music industry with a proven track record of negotiating, drafting, and advising on a wide range of legal matters related to music rights, recording contracts, publishing deals, live performances, and digital media. This role requires a deep understanding of the music business, exceptional legal skills, and a commitment to providing our clients with innovative legal support.

Job Requirements

Qualified candidates will draft, review, and negotiate a variety of music-related agreements, including but not limited to recording contracts, publishing agreements, distribution deals, and licensing agreements. Candidates will advise clients on all legal aspects of marketing and promotion, digital streaming, revenue generation, copyright, trademark, and intellectual property matters. In addition, candidates will keep clients informed of developments in entertainment law and how they impact their rights and interests, along with participate in business development activities to attract new clients and build the firm’s reputation in the music industry.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to represent clients in negotiations within the music industry, including recording artists, music producers, songwriters, publishers, record labels, and other entertainment industry professionals. Individuals will collaborate with other attorneys and professionals within the firm to ensure a comprehensive legal strategy for clients. Candidates will be a motivated self-starter with stellar academic credentials, superb communication and writing skills, a commitment to excellence, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

In accordance with applicable Federal and State laws, the anticipated annual salary range for this position is as follows.

  • Los Angeles, CA: $210,000 to $275,000

In addition to a standard benefits package, this role may be eligible for additional contingent compensation based on an array of factors, including but not limited to: work performance, geographic location, work experience, education, and qualifications. Because such contingent compensation is not yet calculable or may be zero ($0) in some circumstances, the above-listed salary range is Nixon Peabody’s good faith estimate of the annual salary it reasonably expects to pay for the position at the time of this posting.

A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters. It’s a chance to use your knowledge to shape what’s ahead, to innovate, to learn at a firm that taps into the power of collaboration and collective thinking.

Principals Only.

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