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Jess Rosen is Co-Chair of the Atlanta Entertainment and Media Practice and focuses his practice on talent representation, including all facets of transactional entertainment matters in the music, film, television and new media industries. He represents, advises and counsels numerous songwriters, producers, recording artists, actors, writers and executives in all aspects of their entertainment careers. Jess also has substantial experience with sales of well-known music assets, as well as in the celebrity beverage industry, advising clients with their affiliated alcohol brands and launching their own spirits companies. As a professional musician, Jess has a unique perspective and understanding of both the creative and business issues faced by talent today.


  • Entertainment law
  • Assets acquisitions and sales
  • Executive compensation agreements



  • Represents numerous songwriters in publishing and joint venture arrangements with major publishing companies and in connection with the sale of publishing catalogs.
  • Represents numerous producers in production agreements for the production of master recordings.
  • Represents numerous new and "superstar" recording artists in negotiations and re-negotiations with major record companies for recording, soundtrack, branding, endorsement, commercial, touring agreements and other new media agreements.
  • Represents numerous high profile producers, writers and recording artists in distribution, joint ventures, label and production agreements with major record companies.
  • Represents "superstar" recording artists in multi-year touring agreements.
  • Represents major record companies as in-house legal and business affairs counsel.
  • Represents numerous writers in the sale of music catalogs.
  • Represents major actors in negotiation of their film and television agreements.
  • Represents "superstar" artists in negotiation of branding agreements with major spirits and beverage companies.
  • Represents Broadway actors in negotiation of theater agreements and recording agreements.
  • Represents leading recording artists in their literary agreements with major book publishers.
  • Represents a major nonprofit organization as its general counsel in all entertainment dealings, including annual major-market fundraising concert.
  • Represents significant senior level record and publishing executives in their employment negotiations.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, a Law360 “Media & Entertainment Practice Group of the Year,” 2022
  • Named, Billboard magazine, "Country Power Player/Top 50 Nashville Players," 2015-2022
  • Named, Billboard magazine, "Top Music Lawyers," 2020-2024
  • Listed, Variety, "Legal Impact Report," 2014, 2018 and 2022-2024
  • Listed, Variety, "Dealmakers Impact Report," 2017 and 2023
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2007-2024
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television; Entertainment Law - Music, 2006-2024
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Entertainment Law - Music, Atlanta, 2016 and 2022
  • Listed, The Hollywood Reporter, "Power Lawyers: Top 100 Attorneys List," 2019-2020, 2023 
  • Listed, Variety, "Dealmakers Elite: New York," 2018-2019
  • Listed, Georgia Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," 2009-2013
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Law Firm of the Year," Entertainment Law - Music, 2011-2012
  • Recognized, Atlanta Business Chronicle, "Dealmakers," April 16, 2009
  • Member, American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, Entertainment and Sports Law Section
  • Member, State Bar of Tennessee, Entertainment and Sports Law Section


  • B.S.B.A., University of Florida, 1977
  • Georgia
  • Tennessee