The DIY Handbook: Self-releasing Music for Independent Artists
Wednesday, March 27th
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kurosh Nasseri is the go-to lawyer in electronic dance music having represented artists like Afrojack, Armand van Helden, Basto, Carl Craig, Deep Dish, Dubfire, Duck Sauce, Excision, Felix Da Housecat, Paul van Dyk, Sharam, Thugfucker, and many others.
He also represents corporate clients nightclubs and music festivals, talent booking agencies, management companies, record labels, independent and major publishers, brands, app developers, download stores, streaming services and technology start-ups seeking advice on copyright, trademark, contract, licensing and business strategy matters.
Beyond his work as an entertainment lawyer, Kurosh has also had more hands-on involvement in the electronic music genre through his work as an artist manager (Deep Dish, Paul van Dyk), as a co-owner of two independent record labels, and as a co-owner of a record store.
He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center where he was an editor of the law review and completed his studies with a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in International and Comparative Law. He has served as Trustee for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (“the Grammys”) and is the co-founder and current co-chair of the Association for Electronic Music ("AFEM").