Break The Business – Entertainment Attorney, Podcaster, and Author
Expertise: Music biz contracts & deals of all kinds
Ryan Kairalla is an attorney, author, podcaster, and educator. He advises clients in the music industry on a wide range of entertainment and business matters including recording agreements, publishing agreements, management agreements, music licensing, media appearances, live performances, copyright and trademark counseling, and corporate matters. In addition to his entertainment law practice, Ryan also advises education organizations in intellectual property law, corporate law, and contract issues as the general counsel for Academica Virtual Education and Doral College. Ryan focuses much of his entertainment practice on advising independent musicians on their legal and business issues. His work as an “indie music lawyer” also extends to his writing and podcasting. His book Break the Business: Declaring Your Independence and Achieving True Success in the Music Industry provides artists with helpful guidance on achieving music industry success on their own terms. The book is available in paperback, e-book, and as an author-narrated audiobook. Ryan also hosts the Break the Business Podcast, a weekly discussion of entertainment law, independent music, and popular culture. It is available on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Google Play, and Stitcher. Ryan is a graduate of New York University School of Law where he received the Jack J. Katz Memorial Award for Excellence in Entertainment Law. He is also a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Business. He is licensed to practice in Florida, New York, California, and the District of Columbia. You can find out more about Ryan’s work by visiting www.ryankairalla.com and you can follow Ryan on Twitter @ryankair.