Faculty Profile: Austen Adams

Austen AdamsBig Loud Records, LLC
Previous Courses Taught (17)
  • Principles of Practice: Entertainment Law
  • Principles of Practice: Entertainment Law
  • Corporate Counsel 2014: Affordable Care Act
  • Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors COPY
  • Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors (copy)
  • Glass Ceiling Report: Diverse Legal Talent
  • PLM: It’s About Time
  • Exploring Practice Areas – Entertainment Law
  • Ethics Considerations for the Creative Arts Lawyer
  • Music Publishing
  • Producer Agreements: What Works and What Doesn't
  • New Ethics Issues Facing Attorneys
  • Book Publishing Law in a Digital World
  • Intellectual Property Issues in the Creative Arts and Beyond
  • Entertainment & Sports Law: Beyond the Horizon
  • Ethical Considerations: The Entertainment Lawyer's Many Hats
  • Entertainment & Sports Law: Back to Class

Austen Adams is an entertainment attorney at Dickinson Wright - Music Row who represents and advises recording artists, songwriters, producers, artist managers, music publishers, and other music industry professionals in regards to their entertainment transactions and general careers.
Austen's experience includes the following:
Structuring and negotiating a variety of agreements ranging from recording, music publishing, copyright administration, live performance, personal management, joint venture, licensing, merchandising, endorsement, asset purchase, television talent, contest and promotion, employment, production, distribution, and book publishing contracts
Forming publishing companies and other business entities
Music publishing catalog sales
Advising on issues relating to the digital distribution and licensing of music and entertainment content and the protection and development of intellectual property and brands
Performance rights organization contract negotiation
Talent and Intellectual Property acquisition
Trademark and Copyright Protection
When he is not working for his clients, Austen enjoys spending time with his daughters and playing golf and guitar.