Episode 98 – Owen Sloane

Sloane has represented some of music’s most prominent artists

Entertainment attorney Owen Sloane has more than 45 years of experience representing some of music’s most prominent artists and leading corporations in entertainment, internet and music publishing. He regularly handles complex and sophisticated transactions for music industry and other entertainment clients and handles all forms of contract, agreement, and licensing negotiation for clients in the music, film, television and digital media industries.

Over the course of his career, Sloane has represented Elton John, Barry Manilow, Steve Winwood, Chris Daughtry, Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Rogers, ABBA, Lindsay Buckingham and more. He has also represented major companies in entertainment such as Playboy, Lorimar, HBO, Coca Cola and Mary Tyler Moore.

We chat with him about how the pandemic has affected the concert industry with last minute cancelations, precautions, and a hopeful return to normal. We also discuss the pending Nirvana lawsuit by the man appearing naked as a four month old on the cover of Nevermind, music talent search shows having predetermined winners, artists selling their catalogues and more.

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Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites. Email: info@themusicuniverse.com