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Scott Tang

Scott Tang

Attorney with Focus on Entertainment, Media and Technology

South Pasadena
California
Licensed in
CA
Pepperdine University
School of Law
5.0 5
Clear Communication
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out of 4 reviews
About
Scott has spent years honing his legal skills at the intersection of entertainment, media and technology, having worked for both major music companies as well as one-person startups.

He is experienced in drafting, negotiating and reviewing licensing agreements, commercial service agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and website terms of service and privacy policies, as well as a variety of music-related agreements.

While earning his JD at Pepperdine University School of Law, he was a Faculty Scholar, received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award & Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Copyright and wrote his law journal
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5.0
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"Very friendly and knowledgeable, made me feel less stressed and talked over everything I didn't understand with me! "

Review Production Agreement
Posted on Jul 10, 2017
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"scott was VERY efficient, easy to work with and timely with all communications. i highly recommend his services."

Review Licensing Agreement
Posted on Jun 16, 2017
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"Scott worked with me on a licensing agreement for my music last year. He always responded to my emails in a timely manner and was able to answer all my questions. I'm so glad I reached out to him instead of trying to do it myself."

Music licensing agreement
Posted on Apr 19, 2017
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"As founders of a startup, we have lots of things to worry about all the time. We didn't want to have to stress about getting our legal framework together. Scott was friendly yet professional and easily broke down the legal issues in our early documents so we understood why we needed them and how he would be helping us."

Technology-related NDA, invention assignment agreement and website terms of service and privacy policy
Posted on Apr 19, 2017

Work History

Verse Two Law

Attorney

Feb 2016 - Present

Draft, review and revise music and general entertainment agreements pertaining to licensing, publishing, composition, production, artist, management, live performance, merchandising and digital distribution via the internet. Advise and support clients on copyright, technology, distribution, digital rights management and business-related issues.

Feb 2016 - Present

Grant Law Group

Attorney

Apr 2014 - Nov 2015

Advised and supported clients on a wide variety of matters in the internet and technology space, with a focus on negotiating and drafting strategic and commercial agreements, including service agreements and intellectual property licensing agreements. Analyzed fair use issues and drafted non-disclosure agreements, terms of service, privacy policies and DMCA copyright infringement policies.

Apr 2014 - Nov 2015

Universal Music Publishing Group

Manager, Global Copyright, Contracts & Systems

Apr 2012 - Apr 2014

Worked with YouTube and Amazon to identify, track, monetize and protect music online. Responsible for all management and registration of rights with domestic and international collecting societies. Researched and managed all aspects of contract addenda and rates- related deal points. Oversaw Global Copyright Specialist team and liaised with 47 international territory offices and business units.

Apr 2012 - Apr 2014

Rhino Entertainment (A Warner Music Group Company)

Manager, Worldwide Licensing

Apr 2011 - Apr 2012

Drafted, reviewed and negotiated licensing agreements for use of third-party music in compilations, custom products, sample uses and soundtracks. Supervised assistant manager and interfaced with various departments to collect, process and track all advance payments for worldwide licensing deals. Researched and advised on a variety of copyright- and royalties-related issues.

Apr 2011 - Apr 2012

Rhino Entertainment (A Warner Music Group Company)

Assistant Manager, Business & Legal Affairs

Nov 2008 - Apr 2011

Drafted, negotiated and administered synchronization license agreements for worldwide use of music in film, television, VOD, home video, new media, video games, commercials and soundtracks. Liaised with licensing, finance and royalties to manage payments. Advised on rights-related issues, worked with outside counsel and pursued unauthorized uses of content.

Nov 2008 - Apr 2011

Rhino Entertainment (A Warner Music Group Company)

Legal Intern

Jan 2008 - Apr 2008

Drafted and administered master recording license agreements for synchronization uses of content in film, television, VOD and new media.

Jan 2008 - Apr 2008

Quango Music Group

Legal Intern

May 2007 - Aug 2007

Drafted and negotiated music distribution and licensing agreements. Assisted in drafting deal memos. Sent license and reduced rate requests to record labels and publishers. Cleared rights for various licensing uses.

May 2007 - Aug 2007

Warner Bros. Entertainment

Intern, Theatrical Clearance Department

Aug 2006 - Nov 2006

Reviewed, researched and assisted in analyzing legal concerns, including copyright and trademark infringement, libel, defamation, right of publicity and invasion of privacy. Obtained clearances for theatrical use.

Aug 2006 - Nov 2006

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