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Article: Estate Planning for Composers: 10 Things to Do Before You Die

Marc D. Ostrow

For more than twenty years I’ve been proud to work with musicians, writers, filmmakers and companies that are creators, owners or users of creative works. I guide clients through contract negotiations and dispute resolutions. While I practice mostly copyright and entertainment law (scroll down for my resume), my colleagues and I handle a variety of litigation, corporate and other matters, both for companies and individuals.

And maybe you’ve noticed the piece of music on this page? It isn’t clip art. Clip art would look better. That music, in my barely legible hand, is the theme to a jazz tune I wrote called The Only Thing That Keeps Me Sane Is Song.  And yes, I gave myself permission to put it there.

After spending my day helping clients solve their legal and business problems, writing songs and even doing an occasional gig helps me relax and stay sane.  It also keeps me connected to the creative side of the music business as I’ve spent many years working in that industry.

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