Grubman, Indursky, Shire & Meiselas
POWER MOVE: Expanding his firm’s reach beyond core music clients to the TV/entertainment/sports worlds sets up moves in an ever more related media landscape.
THE RUNDOWN: Super lawyer Grubman is one of only a few people in the music industry whose phone call everyone else will immediately take. Represented by his firm is a long list of platinum sellers: Madonna, U2, Bruce Springsteen, the Eagles, Kiss, Lady Gaga, Rod Stewart, Tony Bennett, Shania Twain and the Whitney Houston estate. His client roster also includes such new acts as Swedish House Mafia, Carly Rae Jepsen, Afrojack and songwriter Ester Dean.
In addition, his firm handles a who’s who of industry executives including fellow Power 100 honorees Clive Davis, Doug Morris, Jimmy Iovine and Lucien Grainge. Beyond the music industry, he also represents TV execs, hoops heroes, pop gurus and others, ranging from Dr. Mehmet Oz, Diane Sawyer and Martha Stewart to Barbara Walters, Les Moonves and LeBron James.
Grubman believes his firm’s biggest accomplishment in the last year was to continue its growth beyond a core music business clientele into the broader media-entertainment business, including film, TV, books, theater, videogames and sports. This involvement across diverse entertainment fields benefits his music clients, he says, because “everything is interrelated nowadays.” In fact, he adds, these times require multiple revenue streams to enrich artists, so the firm’s presence in those related industries helps make it more valuable than ever to clients.
Allen Grubman photo by Mike McGregor