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Jordan Bromley
Partner & Leader,
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Jordan Bromley leads Manatt Entertainment and the firm’s entertainment transactions and finance practice. Jordan is highly sought after as an entertainment advisor who is consistently on the pulse of the latest market trends, and he is driving impactful advocacy efforts for industry creators. Jordan has been recognized by Billboard as one of “Music’s Most Powerful Attorneys” and by Chambers USA as one of the country’s foremost transactional lawyers in the entertainment industry. In feedback to Chambers, clients have lauded him as “the best there is. Period.”

Recognizing that creators are no longer limited to the studio but instead are often CEOs of a global licensing regime, brand ambassadors and global strategists, Jordan emphasizes that his responsibility is to support and protect their activities in all countries. This includes structuring global distribution networks and tours, ensuring trademark enforcement, and securing opportunities in developing markets. His extensive experience representing creators and owners of intellectual property makes him a strong strategic advisor to companies that use IP in their consumer-facing products or services.

A staunch advocate of creators’ rights, Jordan devises and implements strategies to influence legislation and policy affecting IP in the music industry. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Music Artists Coalition. In this role, Jordan is active in the implementation of the Music Modernization Act, the ongoing reform discussions regarding the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and various state and local measures that affect music creators, including bringing awareness to their rights to economic relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, he was the lead negotiator for the music business exemption in California’s employment law AB 5.

Jordan is an authority on the streaming economy. In his 2016 royalty infographic, “U.S. Music Streaming Royalties Explained,” he provided the first complete picture of how money flows to every participant in the value chain. With over a dozen separate data points, the infographic remains the most comprehensive and accurate existing view of U.S. streaming royalties.

Jordan is also known for his thought leadership. He is frequently published in and quoted by publications covering music issues, such as Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Newsweek, The Guardian, The Hill and Financial Times.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Jordan cofounded and developed Golden Mean Management, a Bay Area rap label and management, marketing, and distribution company. He also cofounded and developed Hip Hop Congress, an international nonprofit organization that uses hip hop music and culture to inspire social and civic action among young people.
  • 2022