Austen Adams

Austen Adams

Education & Credentials


University of Louisiana (Lafayette)

  • magna cum laude

Louisiana State University School of Law

J.D., 1999

Bar Admission

  • Tennessee


  • Listed in Chambers USA 
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America

Prominent Assignments

Austen Adams is an entertainment attorney who represents and advises recording artists, songwriters, producers, artist managers, music publishers, technology companies, and other music industry professionals in entertainment transactions. Austen’s experience includes:

  • Structuring and negotiating a wide variety of agreements including recording, music publishing, copyright administration, live performance, personal management, joint venture, licensing, merchandising, endorsement, asset purchase, television talent, contest and promotion, employment, production, distribution, and book publishing agreements
  • Forming publishing companies and other business entities
  • Music publishing catalog sales
  • Advising on issues relating to the digital distribution and licensing of music and entertainment content and the protection and development of intellectual property and brands
  • Talent and Intellectual Property acquisition
  • Trademark and Copyright Protection

Professional Involvement

  • Tennessee Bar Association
    • Entertainment and Sports Law Section

Community Involvement

  • Adjunct Professor, Belmont University Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business (2010-present)
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