Erin Jacobson music attorney music industry lawyer entertainment los angeles hollywoodErin is available for speaking engagements on various topics within the music and law practice industries.

Erin has substantial experience conversing on these topics and bringing her fresh perspective to diverse audiences.

Please view the information below for suggested platforms, topics, and past speaking engagements.

Contact Erin for Speaking Inquiries:

Please contact Erin to discuss your speaking engagement or learn about availability.


Speaking Platforms

  • Solo speaking or as a panelist
  • Live, in person appearances
  • Conferences
  • Online television or other presentations
  • Podcasts
  • Webinars
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Interviews and commentary for print publications

Suggested Topics

  • Legal and business issues faced by independent musicians
  • Setting up your business and managing your intellectual property correctly for DIY/independent musicians
  • The most important protections for independent musicians to have in place
  • Contract explanations and pitfalls for musicians
  • The importance of owning intellectual property for musicians
  • Music library contracts
  • Music licensing
  • Building your “Artist Team” and the importance of a lawyer as a member of that team
  • 360 Deals and the California Talent Agencies Act
  • The job of a music lawyer
  • How to start and run a solo law practice
  • Legal aspects of music marketing
  • Topics featured in articles or YouTube videos by Ms. Jacobson

Past Speaking Engagements

About Erin

Erin M. Jacobson is a practicing attorney, experienced deal negotiator, and a seasoned advisor of intellectual property rights who protects musicians, songwriters, producers, and a wide variety of other entertainment professionals. She is a graduate of Southwestern Law School and of the University of Southern California.

Jacobson’s clients range from Grammy and Emmy Award winners to independent artists, record labels, music publishers, and production companies.

In addition to her law practice, Jacobson owns and oversees all operations for Indie Artist Resource, the independent musician’s resource for legal and business protection.  Indie Artist Resource offers full-service template contracts, intellectual property registration services, and legal and business consultations designed to meet the unique needs of independent musicians.

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Event Photos:

Erin Jacobson Music Lawyer Randy Jackson USC Music Career Panel

Panel with Erin M. Jacobson, Esq. and Randy Jackson (American Idol) at the USC Thornton School of Music