April 05, 2021

Billboard Names Michael Poster a Top Music Lawyer


Once again, Michael Poster has been named a Top Music Lawyer by Billboard. This is the fourth consecutive year that Billboard has recognized Michael, who is featured in the magazine’s April 3, 2021 edition. Billboard’scoverage of Michael can be found here (the list is in alphabetical order).

Michael is a go-to lawyer for industry players riding the wave of music publishing catalog acquisitions that have been making news over the past year or two. He handled some of the biggest such deals in 2020, including the acquisition of the catalog of pop/country songwriter and producer Sean Douglas, whose credits include Demi Lovato’s “Sorry Not Sorry,” David Guetta’s “Hey Mama,” Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty,” and Thomas Rhett’s “Die a Happy Man,” as well as the $100 million+ purchase of the catalog of Calvin Harris, one of the biggest writers/producers/DJs in the world.

In addition, Michael serves as legal counsel and advisor to some of the top companies in the music industry, including ONErpm, City National Bank, Catch Point Rights Partners, Spirit Music Group, Downtown Music Group, and Cutting Edge Group.

By virtue of deals and clients like these, Billboard has grouped Michael among the very best lawyers in the business, and that is certainly music to our ears. From all of us at Michelman & Robinson, LLP, congratulations Michael—you rock!

Michael S. Poster

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