For the fifth year running, Michael Poster has been named a Top Music Lawyer by Billboard. He’s featured in the magazine’s March 26 issue. Michael has again been honored by virtue of his extraordinary deal flow in the music space, especially the music publishing and master recording catalog acquisitions that he’s become known for.
In 2021 alone, Michael closed more than 20 catalog and music industry transactions. These included his representation of Pythagoras Music Fund in its acquisition of Soulshock & Karlin’s producer rights and music publishing catalog (Soulshock & Karin are a Danish record producer and songwriter team that has worked with artists including Brandy, Usher, Monica, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Craig David, Solange, JoJo and Sting). Michael also worked on behalf of Massarsky Consulting, a leading music economic analysis firm which has valued music assets worth over $6.5 billion, in its acquisition by Citrin Cooperman, a national accounting firm. Likewise, he handled numerous other acquisitions for firms including Catch Point Rights Partners, Vine Alternative Investments, Tempo Music Investments, Opus Music Group, Wise Music and Cutting Edge Group.
Extraordinary clients like these, along with financial institutions, entertainment-focused investment firms, and independent music companies such as City National Bank, Spirit Music Group, Downtown Music Group, Reviver Records, and ONErpm, continue to put their trust in Michael, who one client recently described him as “the most effective deal-maker in the music industry.” It doesn’t get much better than that.
Everyone here at Michelman & Robinson, LLP congratulates Michael on this latest recognition and for continuing to bridge the gap between the music industry and the world of corporate, private equity, finance and M&A transactions. Bravo!