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Power Players

No. 75
John Frankenheimer

Partner, Chairman Emeritus; Chair
Loeb & Loeb, Music Industry Practice Group
Deal Architect ...

Clients of veteran entertainment attorney John Frankenheimer are record companies, distributors, publishers, recording artists, technology companies, investors and creatives in film and TV. He touches every aspect of the industry and has a unique overview of all entertainment and how it works together. "While it's good to talk about socialization and curation, people in the music industry are interested in monetization," Frankenheimer said in November at Billboard's FutureSound conference. "One of the things that perhaps the investment and tech communities need to focus on is how to get to that monetization even sooner. It brings the music industry much more enthusiastically to the table." A key figure in acquisitions, sales and restructuring of companies, Frankenheimer, recipient of the 2011 Entertainment Law Initiative Service Award from the Grammy Foundation, represented Bertelsmann, Edgar Bronfman Jr. and investors when they acquired Warner Music Group, and both sides in Imagem Music Group's acquisition of the Rodgers & Hammerstein catalog. Powerful stuff.

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