Award
March 28, 2022

Jenner & Block Partners Andrew H. Bart and Previn Warren are among the litigators recognized in Billboard magazine’s annual list of top lawyers in the music industry. The magazine highlights Mr. Bart’s win for major record labels in a copyright battle with hip-hop streaming site Spinrilla and Mr. Warren’s important victory before the US Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) for SoundExchange and several other music industry clients.

Mr. Bart is co-chair of Jenner & Block’s nationally recognized Content, Media and Entertainment Practice. Clients in the entertainment industry, particularly record companies, film studios, music publishers, and artists, seek his counsel on intellectual property issues and contractual disputes. His cases have resulted in precedent-setting decisions in copyright law, trademark law, the law of privacy and publicity, and artist-label relations. Mr. Bart has been consistently recognized as a “Top Music Industry Lawyer” by Billboard since 2016.

Mr. Warren is a trial lawyer who clients praise for his creativity, grit, and judgment.  As a result of his 2020 victory before the CRB, record companies and musicians will earn many hundreds of millions of dollars more from streaming royalty revenues.  Mr. Warren’s earlier successes for the recording industry include another rate-setting trial—which, in 2017, resulted in the largest-ever increase in the rate owed by Sirius XM; an accounting litigation resulting in the repayment of $150 million in underpaid royalties; and his work with Mr. Bart on the Spinrilla matter.