As a member of your team, we will assist you with the paperwork side of the music industry, with business issues, contracts, copyrights, trademarks, and more. Each project is tailored to your specific needs.
Joie Grandbois, CP is an experienced paralegal with an extensive background in business law. She earned her degree in Paralegal Studies from Andover College in 2006. She sat for and passed the NALA Certified Paralegal exam in that same year.
In addition, Joie is an active performance artist and entertainer. She is delighted to have the opportunity to bring her knowledge and experience in the seemingly disparate disciplines of performance and business together in her work with Attorney Lovely.
Valerie Lovely is the founder and principal attorney at Music Law Firm. Her diverse clientele includes those at the start of their careers to recognized and award winning professionals. Attorney Lovely earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music in Boston and has worked in the music industry for many years. As a multi-instrumentalist, she has performed in rock bands, chamber groups, wind ensembles, on studio projects, and has composed music in various styles and for use in a variety of media.
In addition to working with her Music Law Firm clients, Attorney Lovely accepts a few invitations each year to speak about the legal aspects of the music industry. Audiences have included: The American Bar Association, Belly DanceGeek Clubhouse, Berklee College of Music, the Blacksun Festival, the Massachusetts Bar Association, Suffolk Law School, University of New Hampshire School of Law, the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in Massachusetts, and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in Maine.
Attorney Lovely has taught as an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Brown University, Adjunct Professor at UNH School of Law and through BerkleeOnline. She has provided training workshops in music law for The Recording Artist Project (RAP) at Harvard Law School and the Arts & Business Counsel’s Musician’s Professional Toolbox.
"Valerie is an outstanding music attorney. She's smart, fair, organized, proactive, and a pleasure to work with. She's great at the big picture and fine details and she's excellent at what she does. Indeed, she usually finds errors in my third-party contracts that they are thrilled to learn of and fix. Valerie does what she says she'll do, for the price she quotes and in the time she says it will take. She's a woman of her word. There are never any surprises. People looking for a music attorney should jump at the chance to work with Valerie Lovely."
"I cannot speak highly enough of Valerie. She has reviewed several contracts for me and ensured I was protected in a copyright dispute! She is incredibly responsive, even replying on weekends, If you are lucky enough to retain her services you will not be disappointed. She takes great care of small artists, going out of her way to help my co-writer and I avoid some common contractual errors. I always look forward to working with her, she is fantastic!"
"Valerie Lovely is so ahead of the curve specializing in Music Law that this site doesn't even have a proper category for me to choose from. Her firm handled my music law needs from making all my bands songs legal to helping me negotiate all sorts of deals I didn't even know were possible. I sometimes felt I had some seriously stupid questions, but she and her staff were VERY patient and thorough with explanations, procedures and options. She also was looking out for my best interest, not just her banking account. In several occasions she saved me quite a bit of time and money by being so efficient. I've been a client now for over five years and I don't know how I'd get my music out there without her."
-- a Entertainment client