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Covington’s Adrian Perry and Jonathan Sperling Named "Top Music Lawyers" by Billboard

July 29, 2020

NEW YORK—Billboard has named Adrian Perry and Jonathan Sperling among its “2020 Top Music Lawyers.” This annual list recognizes the music industry’s leading lawyers in fields that include talent representation, music publishing, streaming, and litigation.

Mr. Sperling, a trial lawyer with twenty-five years of experience, co-chairs the firm’s Music Industry practice and has represented record companies and publishers in some of the most significant disputes over distribution of content through new media. He has repeatedly been named one of Billboard’s Top Music Lawyers.

Mr. Perry is a partner in the technology and IP transactions group and co-chair of the firm's Music Industry practice. He represents music, entertainment, and sports clients on matters involving emerging and innovative uses of technology, intellectual property, and data. He has substantial experience in deals leveraging AI and IoT technology and in sponsorship transactions. A musician who has toured internationally and licensed his original music for film and television, Mr. Perry brings to his legal practice significant experience in the entertainment industry. He worked as an A&R consultant for both Columbia Records and Epic Records, and in Saturday Night Live’s music and film departments prior to law school. Mr. Perry was also named a Law360 Rising Star in Sports and Betting in 2020. 

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