April 01, 2024

Congratulations, Michael Poster!

For the seventh consecutive year, Michael Poster has been named a Top Music Lawyer by Billboard. He’s featured in the magazine’s March 30 issue, a tribute to his tremendous record of catalog deals and extraordinary work across the music finance and acquisition landscape.

Over the past year, Michael has represented dozens of extraordinary clients. Just some of these include:

  • Opus Music Group in its acquisition of (i) 90% of the music publishing catalogue and (ii) 90% of the recorded music income of the artist p/k/a Juice WRLD.
  • Cutting Edge Group in its acquisition of a majority stake in the music publishing catalogue of prominent songwriter and composer Jamie Hartmen, who has written for Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Calvin Harris, Kygo and Lewis Capaldi.
  • Barry Weiss and the other minority members of RECORDS LLC in the buyout of their minority interest by Sony Music and subsequent new record label joint venture.
  • AMR Songs in its acquisition of the music catalogue of John Sebastian of “The Lovin’ Spoonful,” featuring several truly iconic songs like “Summer in the City” and “Do You Believe in Magic.”
  •  AMR Songs in its acquisition of the publishing and recordings catalogue of Grammy-winning reggae band SOJA, among the most prominent artists in the reggae genre.
  • Pythagoras Music Group in its acquisition of the Barton Music catalogue that included hundreds of standards of the American Songbook by Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn.
  • ONErpm in its joint venture with music producers Dann Huff (named a Producer of the Year and Musician of the Year by several prominent industry groups in the country music genre) and David Huff.

Beyond these clients, Michael is also proud to represent Tempo Music Investments, Made in Memphis Entertainment, City National Bank, Catch Point Partners, GoldState Advisors, Downtown Music Holdings, and Spirit Music Group, handling many of their music-related transactions.

All of us at Michelman & Robinson, LLP congratulate Michael—one of the most effective dealmakers in the music space—on this wonderful repeat recognition.


Michael S. Poster

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