Daniel Liu, Entertainment Lawyer

B.A. Southwestern University, '09. 

J.D. Columbia University, '12.

W. Taylor Gleason, Entertainment Lawyer

B.A. University of California Los Angeles, '11.

J.D. University of Southern California, '14.

Ahmed Hammady, Entertainment Lawyer

B.A. London School of Economics and Political Science, '08.

J.D. Stanford University, '11. 

Drafting, Review, and Negotiation of:

  • Recording Agreements
  • Music Publishing Agreements (all types)
  • Synchronization, Sampling and other Licensing Agreements
  • Music Library Agreements
  • Mixer Agreements
  • Producer Agreements
  • Re-Mixer Agreements
  • Songwriter Collaboration Agreements
  • Royalty Participation Agreements.
  • Employment Agreements for Band Members and Crew

We offer a wide range of entertainment consulting services, all designed to help your talented client reach their maximum potential in the music industry. Our law firm and music therapists specialize in overseeing record contracts, tour negotiations, and ensuring the financial security of our clients.

Melis Vardar, Music Educational Therapist

B.A. University of Southern California, '08.

Phd. University of California Los Angeles, '11.

Copyright:

  • Registration
  • Termination
  • Assignment
  • Management​

Trademark:

  • Search
  • Registration

Music Educational Therapy:

  • ​Music Therapists certified by AFTA Standards of Clinical Practice
  • Certified therapists that can help ease client tensions with their work in relation to the entertainment industry

Representing entertainers in Film, Music, Televsion and Digital Media Since 2010

"The lawyers helped represent our entertainments and negotiated some of the our top musicians out of lengthy and tenured studio contracts. Thank you, PNW Entertainment Partners !"  -- Valerie Jones


"When our backs were against the wall, we didn't know where to turn for help. We had such an incredibly talented band, yet the process of being on tour was too much for the main singer, and she wanted out of her contract and to quit the band. Luckily, Melis was flown out and helped my client overcome her battles, and I credit her with helping her save the tour and keeping the band together! Melis was great and incredibly professional with helping with the added anxieties felt by the band on tour and helped our lead singer overcome stage fright. We couldn't have done it without Pacific Northwest Entertainment!"  -- A. Dickens 


"We had an emergency meeting with one of our performers who felt he was not being compensated for royalties. He refused to perform during an award show unless this was taken care of and done promptly in front of him. We were in the Seattle region at the time, and we were referred to Pacific Northwest Entertainment Partners to handle this matter promptly. I can confidently say that I've never met nicer, educated, and generous lawyers in the entertainment industry than at this company. They were delicate and sensitive with our client on his issues, and we managed to get everything worked out and agreed upon with the performer in just 72 hours!" -- R. Powers


"One of the great things about living in the Pacific Northwest Region is the proximity to the Vancouver and Seattle regions which are typically being dominated by Hollywood productions nowadays. Because of this, many of our musicians, actors, and models fly from across the country to the Vancouver area to work. We have used Pacific Northwest Entertainment Partners to set up many negotiations with contracts, and have even used some of their music educators and therapists to provide anxiety relief on-set. I will definitely be working with Pacific Northwest Entertainment Partners again!" -- Maxwell Hodges


"I have to really appreciate where I live sometimes, because not many people are familiar with the Seattle area. It has some of the best culture and artists around, and its said that many of the best artists in the music industry have come out of Seattle. From Kurt Cobain to Macklemore, there's always something ubiquitous of the people living around The Emerald City. Macklemore's change within the music industry has inspired many of my artists to want to work independently and not sign a record label. The help that I've received over the last couple of years with Pacific Northwest Entertainment Partners has been an incredible help in securing my artists future in entertainment, inspiring their creative achievements through their independent freedom and without a label. I owe Pacific Northwest Entertainment Partners my success." -- Zach Quillen

B.A. Chico State University, '09.

​Phd. Chapman University '12.

Kylie Walker, Music Educator and Therapist

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Spencer Nelson, Entertainment Lawyer

B.A. University of Missouri, '10.

J.D. Boston University, '13.

Brandon Acuna, Entertainment Lawyer

B.A. University of Washington, '09.

J.D. University of California, Los Angeles, '12.

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Ashlee Powers, Music Educational Therapist

B.A. University of Oregon, '08.

Phd. University of Washington, '11.

For the past several years, Pacific Northwest Entertainment Partners has represented artists from various genres of music as: personal educational music therapists, representatives and attorneys. We offer a wide variety of services in order to ensure that our clients receive maximum benefit and potential in the entertainment industry. Our firm has negotiated several types of entertainment contracts, including recording, music publishing and producer agreements. The  lawyers and therapists at Pacific Northwest Entertainment Partners are accredited professionals serving clients among the continental U.S. and Canada. We work closely with members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Recording Academy.


Our law firm and music educational therapists have previously worked with Arista Records, BMG Music Publishing, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Warner Bros Studios. 


Here at Pacific Northwest Entertainment Partners our motto is, "we only succeed, if our client succeeds." If what we do doesn't meet our client's expectations, a full refund of services will be provided. 



  • Writer Option Agreements
  • Literary Acquisition Agreements
  • Merchandising Agreements
  • Endorsement Agreements
  • Graphic and Web Design Agreements
  • New Media Licensing Agreements
  • Release Agreements

​Catalogues and Royalty Agreements:

  • Purchase and sale of music publishing catalogues and/or royalty rights for authors and heirs
  • Exercising Copyright termination rights.

​Music Clearance/Licensing:

  • Music clearance/licensing for film, digital media and television

Services rendered


  • General Release Agreements
  • Video Producer Agreements
  • Performance/Personal Appearance Agreements
  • Work Made for Hire Agreements
  • Management Agreements
  • Agency Representation Agreements

Samoine Martin, Licensed Music Therapist

B.A. Cornell College, '07.

Phd. Chapman University, '10.

Pacific Northwest Entertainment Partners