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, The 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.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
- Top Rated Entertainment & Sports Attorney in New York, NY, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters Corporation), 2008-2023
- Top 50 Attorneys of Note in the Music Biz, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters Corporation), 2014
- New Star, Lawdragon (Lawdragon INC), 2006
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
- 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
- Music Rights Without Fights (Updated 2nd Edition for Advertisers in the US Market): The Smart Marketer’s Guide To Buying Music For Brand Campaigns, by Richard Kirstein (Author); Legal Support by Partner, Kenneth Anderson (Rimon) and Tom Frederikse, Partner, Clintons
News, Events, & Insights
- Rimon Attorneys Ken Anderson, Jill Berliner and Ray Garcia on 2023 Billboard Top Music Lawyers List
Awards April 5, 2023
- 20 Rimon attorneys across 10 offices named Super Lawyers in 2022
Awards June 13, 2022
- 12 Rimon attorneys across six offices named Super Lawyers, again
News April 8, 2020
- Rimon Partners in Five Cities Listed in Super Lawyers®
News March 20, 2018