Los Angeles, CA
Ms. Levin is a veteran entertainment attorney whose credentials include business affairs at major film studios, music publishing, mechanical rights collection and private practice. She is a well-respected authority that insures her clients will be represented and fairly compensated for their creative efforts.
Her legal career began at Wyman, Bautzer, Rothman, Kuchel & Silbert, a firm that represented MGM/UA among other mega-clients. The breakthrough Taylor Hackford film, La Bamba, was a prediction of Levin’s future axis of music and cinema.
La Bamba director, Taylor Hackford, became a principal executive at New Visions Pictures where Ms. Levin was appointed Vice President of Business Affairs. In this position Levin handled agreements related to music acquisition, rights and copyright and negotiated and drafted agreements for motion pictures and television.
In mid-1992 Sindee Levin Music was launched and is a thriving domestic and international publishing and royalty collection agency. “Our company has had great success in purchase of and increasing profitability for music client’s catalogs,” says Levin.
In 1998, Levin acquired the American Mechanical Rights Agency, Inc. and served as its President. In the ever-shifting world of global transmission, AMRA offered expert guidance through all emerging technologies and new media formats. The client roster included jazz luminaries like Keith Jarrett, Meredith Monk, Dave Holland and the estate of the legendary vocalist, Nina Simone. In 2014 Levin sold AMRA to Kobalt, and has been retained as a Consultant for several years.
Levin, a Hollywood veteran has invaluable contacts, education and expertise; she is a powerful advocate for songwriters, composers, recording artists, music publishers and record labels. A noted expert who speaks at conferences, panels and seminars nationwide, she is a well-versed authority on international as well as domestic business models.