Richard S. Busch Named to Billboard Magazine’s 2016 “Music Industry's Top Lawyers”

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King & Ballow's Richard S. Busch named to Billboard Magazine’s 2016 “Music Industry's Top Lawyers”

Richard S. Busch

Richard S. Busch, the Head of King & Ballow's Entertainment and Intellectual Property Litigation Section, was named last week, by Billboard Magazine, as one of the top attorneys in the music industry for 2016. Mr. Busch was also named to the same Billboard list in 2015, and has been a regular honoree on The Hollywood Reporter's annual Power Lawyer list. Examples of Mr. Busch's notable cases include:

(1) The landmark decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in which he represented Eminem's former production company, and in which the court held that agreements between record labels and permanent download providers like iTunes are licenses, entitling his clients and other artists to 50 percent of the label's net receipts from download revenue, a decision which spawned years of related litigation on behalf of other artists (United States District Court Central District of California, Western Division, Case No. – CV 07-03314 PSG (MANx)); and

(2) The "Blurred Lines" copyright infringement case that resulted in a $7.3 million jury verdict on behalf of the family of Marvin Gaye against Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and others (United States District Court Central District of California, Western Division, Case No. – CV 13-06004-JAK (AGRx)). Mr. Busch has recently taken on another copyright infringement case against Ed Sheeran and others related to the alleged use of his client's music in the hit song "Photograph" (United States District Court Central District of California, Southern Division, Case No. – 8:16-cv-01062).

Mr. Busch can be reached at rbusch@kingballow.com, and his full profile may be found at http://www.kingballow.com/richardbusch.

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