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YouTube, UMG veteran Jackson Abbeduto joins regulation agency Reed Smith as counsel in its Global Entertainment and Media Industry Group

Jul 9, 2024 | blog

Global regulation agency Reed Smith – identified within the music business as one of many main corporations advising the sale and acquisition of music-related rights and property – has employed Jackson Abbeduto as counsel in its Global Entertainment and Media Industry Group.

Abbeduto, a veteran of

“Jackson’s reputation is sterling in the marketplace, and I knew he would be the perfect fit with our culture, drive and ambition.”

Stephen Sessa, Reed Smith

Prior to that, Abbeduto spent a decade at Gregor Pryor is the leading digital music lawyer in Europe, Jackson will have all the resources necessary to help us be on the forefront of advising clients in the US on all cutting-edge digital issues.”

Reed Smith maintains what it calls a “significant” expertise follow representing “the biggest music stars in the world.” The regulation agency says it has “the world’s leading catalog practice,” usually representing labels, publishers and PE funds in transactions involving music compositions, grasp recordings, identify and likeness rights, income streams and different music-related property and rights.

Among Reed Smith’s larger profile music-related instances lately was its profitable protection of Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, in a lawsuit accusing the rapper of stealing content material from a author’s autobiography.

“Reed Smith has an incredible platform and all the resources necessary to best serve its clients.”

Jackson Abbeduto

The regulation agency lately suggested non-public fairness agency Flexpoint Ford on its funding into Create Music Group, which valued the file label and distributor at USD $1 billion.

“I’m so excited to join the best music team in the business, at one of the world’s most prominent and respected law firms,” Abbeduto mentioned in a press release.

“When Steve Sessa asked me to join his group and build the digital practice here in the US, I knew this was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. Reed Smith has an incredible platform and all the resources necessary to best serve its clients. I’m truly honored to be here and thrilled about the prospect of working with clients in this space.”Music Business Worldwide

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