Richard S. Busch

King & Ballow (Counsel for the Gaye estate) — Partner

Richard is a Partner and Head of the Entertainment and Intellectual Property sections of King & Ballow. His practice areas include litigation (state and federal), entertainment litigation, and intellectual property litigation. He has litigated, and won many of the landmark music related cases over the last 15 years, including FBT v. Aftermath Records, which established that Eminem’s recording agreement entitled him and his production company to 50 percent of the label’s net receipts for permanent download revenue (which spawned numerous class action), and the  “Blurred Lines” copyright infringement case. Richard most recently brought numerous actions against Spotify, alleging that Spotify streams musical compositions on its platform without license or payment to publishers and songwriters, and challenging the constitutionality of the Music Modernization Act.

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