The Music Industry Clinic is now accepting applications for Spring 2019 through the end of January.

The Music Industry Clinic ("MIC") provides free legal services for qualifying musicians and other members of the music industry in the Los Angeles area. MIC provides UCLA Law students with the opportunity to represent clients in real-life music transactional matters under the supervision of experienced music attorneys. We launched MIC in the Spring 2018 semester, and, after receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from the local music community, we are happy to once again be accepting applicants for the Spring 2019 semester.

If you are a musician, songwriter, producer, independent label owner, or other individual involved in the music industry and not currently represented by an attorney, we hope to be able to work with you in the future!

MIC is proud to provide two options for potential clients:

The first option a general consultation on questions you may have regarding legal issues in the music industry.  This option is helpful for those potential clients who do not have a specific legal issue or transactional matter to address at this time, but would like to obtain more general legal advice about their careers as they relate to the music industry.

The second option is legal assistance with specific transactional matters that potential clients are facing.  These may include, among other things, band agreements, management agreements, producer agreement, indie recording agreements, sample clearances, and co-writer agreements.

If you believe you qualify for either of these options, we are happily accepting applications for Spring 2019 here.  If you don't want to apply at this time but would like to stay informed on other MIC events, please email us at mic@law.ucla.edu to be added to our mailing list.

Please note:

  • MIC has limited capacity and will not be able to accept all qualified applicants for its services.
  • MIC only provides free legal services for transactional matters and is unable at this time to accept clients for litigation matters (e.g. alleged copyright infringement)
  • Before we provide any legal advice, we will need to run a conflicts check and you and we will both need to sign a written engagement letter that sets forth the terms and scope of our representation of you. Please do not send us any confidential information or material such as musical recordings until an engagement letter is fully signed.