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Whether you are an artist or an entertainment company, a music attorney is an essential part of your team. In today’s music industry, many artists are choosing to forego traditional record deals in favor of forming their own companies and self releasing their music. A music attorney can be a useful guide through that process, as well as through the process of pursuing a traditional record or publishing deal.

Cassandra Spangler, Esq. is a music attorney licensed in the State of New York and has been proudly representing artists, producers, songwriters, record labels, production companies, publishing companies, artist managers, industry executives, influencers, and more since 2010.  She provides counsel and representation to individuals and entities in all facets of the music industry with legal aspects of their musical careers, including contracting, copyright and trademark registration, licensing, and business formation.

Cassandra is a magna cum laude graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law with a concentration in Intellectual Property/Entertainment Law, a graduate of the Southwestern Law School International Entertainment Law/Comparative Media Law program, and has a graduate degree in Music Business from New York University.


Cassandra has also been an independent artist herself for more than 25 years.

Legal Aspects of Music Industry


Copyright and TM registration

Contract drafting & negotiation

Record label formation


Intellectual Property Agreements

Performing Rights

Royalty Disputes


Been in the music business for forty years. Dealt with a lot of attorneys. Cassandra Spangler is simply the best.

Brandon L. Harris, recording artist, producer, and film writer

I hired Cassandra to resolve a royalty dispute. She was very professional when dealing with the label and other parties involved, as well as responsive and helpful when addressing any of my queries. Highly recommended!

Giovanni Grazioli, Producer

Can’t tell the difference between a parody and a derived work? Don’t want to bet your house on guessing correctly? Then Ms. Spangler is your attorney of choice. She helped my band, “Esoteric Ramblers“, get our beer-focused CD “Keg of Love”, into the marketplace and out of a courtroom. She rocks!

Christopher Jones of Esoteric Ramblers, Recording Artist

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