Sindee Levin is an entertainment attorney whose credentials include business affairs, music publishing, mechanical collection and an extensive private practice. A noted expert who speaks at conferences and panels nationwide, she is a well-versed authority on international as well as domestic business models.
Her legal career began at the firm of Wyman, Bautzer et al , a firm that represented MGM/UA Pictures among other mega-clients. The breakthrough Taylor Hackford film, La Bamba, was a prediction of Levin’s future axis of music and cinema. “La Bamba foreshadowed my career in many ways,” she notes. “I was doing film and music and clearances, and later I ended up representing the Estate of Eddie Cochran.”
La Bamba director, Taylor Hackford, became an executive at New Visions Pictures where Ms. Levin was appointed Vice President of Business Affairs. This position was a direct conduit to her own endeavors, working with a hierarchy of film companies to leverage their music publishing catalogs.
In 1998, Levin acquired American Mechanical Rights Agency, Inc. “I discovered the company while tracking royalties." AMRA handled licensing of copyrights with record companies; issued licenses, monitored accounting and payments; issued synchronization licenses. In the ever shifting world of global transmission, AMRA offered expert guidance through all emerging technologies and new media formats. AMRA was sold in 2014 to Kobalt Music.
Sindee Levin is at the forefront, a well-respected authority that insures her clients will be fairly compensated for their creative efforts.
“Lawyers know how to make publishing deals, but they do not know how to really get their clients paid. If I’m your representative I will protect your interests.“
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