Gary Greenstein Named Among Billboard's 2018 Top Music Industry Lawyers

WSGR partner Gary Greenstein was recently named among the "2018 Top Music Lawyers" by Billboard, one of the leading magazines covering the music, video, and home entertainment business.

Ninety-three attorneys from around the country were recognized by Billboard for their licensing, lobbying, and litigating work. Gary was honored in the music publishing category for representing the in-store music service Mood Media in reaching a rate settlement, approved by the Copyright Royalty Board, in which the company agreed to pay music royalties at 12.5 percent of its revenue in 2018. The rate will escalate annually and reach 13.5 percent in 2022, "avoiding unnecessary expenses from litigation," Gary said.

Gary usually works behind the scenes smoothing out issues between music licensers and his clients, including digital-music platforms like Google/YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, and Tencent. He has also been instrumental in bringing such new, nontraditional music players as Aaptiv, Caffeine, and Flywheel Sports into the market.

Read the full article, which appeared in the October 19, 2018, issue of Billboard.