Steven R. Lowy: Born Los Angeles, California; admitted to bar, 1977, California; 1978, U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Education: University of California (B.S. Cum Laude, 1973) Southwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1976) Adjunct Professor: Donald Beiderman Entertainment Law Institute, Southwestern Law School (2008-Present). Author: “Producer/Artist Demo Agreements: an analysis “Music Biz” (2000); “Trademark Protection for your Band Name; Just Don’t Call Me Late For Dinner,” Music Connection (1989) ; “Musical Copyrights: Protect Your Bundle of Rights,” Music Connection (1986); Arbitrator, Attorney/Client Dispute Resolution Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association (1983-Present). Member: American Bar Association (Member, Forum Committee on Sports and the Entertainment Industries and Copyright Trademark and Patent Subcommittee); State Bar of California (Member, Intellectual Property Committee); Association of Independent Music Publishers (President 2002-2006, Director 1986-2006 ex-officio); California Copyright Conference; National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Languages: French. Practice Areas: Entertainment Law (80%); Intellectual Property (10%); Business Law (10%).
Mr. Lowy represents a wide range of clients in the music, film, television, multimedia, fine art and related areas. This broad spectrum includes the estates of jazz legends, musical instrument manufacturers, independent record labels, award winning artists, composers and producers in almost every musical genre, as well as numerous independent filmmakers, film producers, distributors, financiers, screenwriters, actors, personal managers, talent and literary agencies, software developers, motivational speakers, clothing designers, fine artists and an organic gourmet food manufacturer.
Mr. Lowy participates in many community oriented causes such as past director of Southern California Students of Performing Arts Foundation, participation in the Southwestern Law School and UCLA Mentor Programs, Senior Arbitrator for the Los Angeles County Bar Association Attorney/Client Relations Committee, and Judge Pro Tem, Beverly Hills Municipal Court. He was on the Board of Advisors to the California Institute for the Preservations of Jazz and a Director and President of The Strawberry Creek Music Festival and Wild Ginger Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Lowy has also conducted survival seminars for artists and musicians at California University of the Arts, U.C.L.A. and at a local blues club.