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Kike Aluko is a member of the Entertainment & Media Practice in Greenberg Traurig's Atlanta office. She focuses her practice on a diverse range of transactions within the entertainment industry with an emphasis on digital music licensing and the representation of talent. She has experience drafting and negotiating digital content agreements with music licensors on behalf of clients with digital music/media services and various music agreements on behalf of talent clients, including agreements with music producers, songwriters, publishing companies, guest artists, and more. As a classically trained musician and an MBA graduate, Kike brings a variety of valuable perspectives to her practice that provide her with a unique understanding of the creative and business issues facing the music industry. Kike also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on representing individuals from marginalized communities in the music industry and beyond.

Concentrations

  • Digital distribution
  • Digital media licensing
  • Entertainment and media transactions
  • Music publishing
  • Recording, distribution, and licensing agreements

Capabilities

Experience

  • Assist licensees of music – including digital service providers, fitness companies, and startup services – in securing deals with rights-holders (including record labels, music publishers, and performing rights organizations).
  • Assist film and TV production studios in the acquisition of music licenses to create original content, which includes deals with composers, music supervisors, record labels, music publishers, and artists.
  • Draft and negotiate television and motion picture soundtrack agreements on behalf of film and TV production studios.
  • Lead weekly team review of music matters for production studio subsidiary of global technology conglomerate.
  • Represent companies in the negotiation of agreements with music creators, social media influencers, and other talent for marketing campaigns and the creation of branded content partnerships.
  • Facilitate agreements between musicians, record producers, songwriters and music publishers.
  • Represent music artist in the catalogue sale of master royalties, publishing copyrights, public performance royalties, and neighboring rights royalties.
  • Management Leadership for Tomorrow, Strategic Initiatives, 2012-2015
    • Associate Director, 2014-2015
    • Manager, 2012-2014
  • Program Associate, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Health Communication & Media Partnerships, 2009-2012
  • Intern, Nigerian Copyright Commission, 2019
  • Global Licensing Intern, Spotify, 2017
  • MBA Intern, Creative Artists Agency, Global Client Strategy, 2016
  • Music Curation Intern, Pandora Media, Inc., 2015

Recognition & Leadership

  • Affiliate, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, 2019-Present
  • Volunteer, The Recording Academy, Washington, D.C. Chapter, 2013-2015
  • Member, The District Church Production Team, 2013-2015
  • Piano Instructor, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, 2009-2010

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2019
  • M.B.A., Harvard Business School, 2019
  • B.A., Stanford University, 2009
Admissions
  • Georgia