Musictech.solutions is written by Chris Castle, founder of Christian L. Castle, Attorneys in Austin, Texas. He founded the firm in Los Angeles in 2005 and moved the firm to Austin in 2011. Chris divides his time between advising creators in the music industry, representing innovative music tech startups and addressing public policy.
He has negotiated a number of industry-wide settlements that helped music users avoid litigation and get licensed. Chris has testified on artist rights issues at the UK Parliament, spoken at Congressional seminars and lectures at law schools and business schools in the US and Canada on music-tech issues and artist rights including American University, UCLA, the University of Texas and Osgoode Hall. He was the founding chair of the Austin-Toronto Music City Trade Alliance, a cooperative effort of the Austin and Toronto city councils to promote commercial music exchanges between the U.S. and Canada.
Prior to founding the firm he was SVP and General Counsel to SNOCAP in San Francisco, SVP Business Affairs at Sony Music in New York, and VP Business Affairs at A&M Records in Hollywood. Chris is an MBA graduate of the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a JD graduate of the UCLA School of Law where he was a member of the UCLA Law Review and an Olin Fellow in Law and Economics. He is admitted to the bar in California and Texas. Chris also contributes to The Trichordist and edits the MusicTechPolicy blog.
Christian L. Castle, Attorneys
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Austin, Texas 78759
Phone: +1 (512) 420-2200