How Exit Planning is Relevant in the Music Industry!


How Exit Planning is Relevant in the Music Industry!

Valuing and Selling Royalties and Name and Likeness Rights; and Asset Protection and Estate Planning Strategies.


  • Help exit planning professionals understand some of the detailed valuation and sale issues for clients who own entertainment assets in the new digital age.


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The EPI Local Chapter is different than other groups because it brings together a diverse group of professionals from a wide range of specialties that can naturally work collaboratively on exit planning, succession planning, value growth, transaction or any engagement from both sides of the equation. The chapter meets regularly to network, reconnect, grow knowledge, and sharpen their skills with a common goal: Change the outcome for transitioning business owners. Make plans to join us for future events and connect with the local leadership by visiting

Derek Crownover

Derek Crownover

Equity Partner, International Leader of Entertainment, Sports and Media Practice Group

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Meet Derek Crownover:

As Practice leader of the International Entertainment, Sports and Media Group for Dickinson Wright (a 450+ lawyer firm), Crownover counsels various entertainment and media executives and company owners. He works with each client as a “primary care physician” of sorts assisting with LLC funding deals, real estate sales, asset purchase agreements, recording agreements, audits, employment agreements as well as tax and wills and trusts matters. His practice is Nashville-based but he is a New York licensed attorney also and is seen as “go-to” counsel for mid-sized publishing companies, indy record labels, songwriters and artists around the world who own their copyrights and businesses. Clients of the firm have sold in excess of 1 billion records.  Crownover has been on Smith and Naifeh’s national Best Lawyers list since 2011, Nashville’s Best of the Bar multiple times, and recently received recognition in Chamber’s international lawyer rankings for entertainment law excellence.  He enjoys Nashville and NY City history, softball, golf, tennis and spending time with his family in the Florida panhandle.

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