Kenneth B. Anderson

Partner

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(646) 609- 8669

Education

Rutgers University–Newark

J.D., Research Editor, Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal

Rutgers University–Newark

B.A., cum laude, George H. Cook Scholar in electronic music composition

Previous Experience

  • Loeb & Loeb, LLC (Equity Partner)
  • Berger & Steingut (Partner)
  • Lobell & Lobell (Partner)

Bars & Courts

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Professional Experience

Ken Anderson is a partner in Rimon's Sports, Entertainment and Recreation team in New York. 

Mr. Anderson concentrates on the representation of premier talent and entrepreneurs in the music, entertainment, internet and new media industries. 

He handles business and legal affairs and supervises litigation on behalf of recording and touring artists, composers, producers, music publishers, progressive record companies, film distribution companies, television networks, and internet entrepreneurs. As a deal maker, he concentrates on helping to build and maximize client careers, from negotiation of the first agreements for gifted new talent, to negotiation of agreements and restructuring of business relationships for some of the world's greatest recording artists and songwriters.

His litigation experience includes high-profile and precedent-setting cases involving recording artists, record labels, composers, publishers, managers, artists’ rights and accounting practices, as well as leading cases on copyright and freedom of artistic expression. Ken also frequently resolves potentially explosive music industry disputes on a confidential basis. 

He has renegotiated agreements and restructured business relationships for some of the world's most innovative and successful recording artists and songwriters including Beastie Boys, Dixie Chicks, Ben Folds, Stephin Merritt, Mindless Self Indulgence, Phish and Will Smith. He represents the estates of "Mama" Cass Elliot and Warren Zevon, and has counseled to the National Music Publishers' Association in their online anti-piracy program.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Named in " New York Super Lawyers" in Entertainment & Sports (2015)
  • Named in "Super Lawyers, Top 50 Attorneys of Note in the Music Biz" (2014)
  • Named "New York Super Lawyer" in Entertainment & Sports and Intellectual Property Litigation by Law & Politics (2008-2014)
  • Named in "Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business," in Media & Entertainment, (2006-2016 editions)
  • Named "New Star" by Lawdragon 500 (2006)
  • Rated By Super Lawyers

ASSOCIATED NEWS, EVENTS & MEDIA MENTIONS

NPR broadcast participation; "Inspiration or Appropriation? Behind Music Copyright Lawsuits" September 5, 2015

"Beastie Boys win Copyright Fight Against Monster Energy" AmLaw Litigation Daily, June 6, 2014

 


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Panelist, “Legal Eagles,” New Music Seminar, New York, New York, June 23, 2015. From the Blurred Lines case to Taylor Swift copyrighting her lyrics, the panel discussed hot topics, their impact on the music industry and the importance of artists being vigilant in their own careers.
  • Speaker, "The Crystal Ball: Divining The Future of Music Law," South By Southwest Conference, Austin Convention Center, March 16, 2013
  • Speaker, "Evaluating the New Business Models: Benefit or B.S.?", South By Southwest Conference, March 19, 2010
  • Speaker, 17th Annual Cutting Edge Music Business Conference New Trends and Hot Topics in Music, Copyright, and Music for Film Publishing, Record Industry Developments, Legislative Developments, International Update, and Copyright Update New Orleans, August 27 – 29, 2009
  • Speaker, "Copyright in Jazz (and Other Improvisatory Arts)" The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. 2007 Mid-Winter Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 26, 2007
  • Speaker, Artist Management in 2007 and Beyond, New York, New York, January 10-11, 2007
  • Speaker, The Future of Music and Video, November 16, 2005
  • Speaker, Indie Night School, September 28, 2005 

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