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Legal issues in the entertainment industry are as unique and complex as the performers themselves. Stephen's first-hand experience as a professional musician puts him in the unique position to serve clients not only as an attorney but also from the perspective of an artist.  Allow us to assist you in navigating the entertainment industry to ensure that you understand your rights. 

How we can help:
  • Helping you to understand you rights under copyright

  • Creating your own publishing company

  • Drafting Publishing Agreements

  • Drafting and negotiating  Licensing Agreements

  • Drafting and negotiating Recording Contracts

An Entertainment Lawyer with an Entertainment Background


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  • Copyright Registration

  • Master Use Licenses

  • Synchronization Licenses

  • Producer Agreements

  • Management Agreements

  • Booking Agent Agreements

  • Band Partnership Agreements

Stephen Owen Summer, PC, is uniquely qualified in the area of entertainment law because of the scope of its owner, Stephen Summer. Stephen has been involved in the music industry for over 40 years.  He began his career as a drummer/percussionist performing and recording with artists such as: Kirk Whalum, Bob James, Andy Williams, The Brew, Tony Campisi and Beto y los Fairlanes.  In addition to his performance career, Stephen obtained a Masters in Music from the University of Texas and a law degree from South Texas College of Law.  He has been practicing law since 2000, and represents a variety of folks in the music industry.  He also teaches a Music Business class at Texas State University.  His unique position, as a performer, lawyer and teacher allows for an unrestricted point of view when dealing with music industry related issues.  He is currently serving on the board of directors of the Texas Entertainment and Sports Law section of the State Bar (TESLAW).  

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