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CDAS is one of the first full-service entertainment law firm with a special focus on the burgeoning podcast industry.  We often negotiate deals that are not only the first of their kind, but that also create boilerplate and establish market rates for the industry.

The firm represents leading podcasters, content networks, production companies, hosts, audio dramatists, distribution platforms, advertising networks, podcast festivals, and advertisers. CDAS’ clients collectively represent at least a 25% market share of the 4.1 billion annual podcast downloads worldwide.

We provide production legal services for complex shows, draft underlying rights and talent agreements, and counsel clients on subjects ranging from creating new podcasts and networks to understanding analytics and intellectual property. CDAS also frequently advises both rightsholders and rights acquirers with respect to derivative and remake rights in podcasts, and has been involved in some of the biggest industry transactions to-date relating to the acquisition of podcasts for film and television remakes. We have extensive experience and strong expertise in helping to protect, grow and monetize podcast IP across platforms.

Our knowledge and network of relationships in the podcasting world, our deep bench of attorneys, and our firm’s closely related practices in television, advertising, technology, and copyright make CDAS a unique presence in the industry.  We deal daily with podcasting relationships and answer questions that are frequently asked – and virtually never asked – regarding endorsements, social media, music clearance and composer agreements, guild agreements, right of privacy issues, guest releases, crowdfunding, responding to DMCA requests, analytics reporting, online promotions, technology platform master services agreements, hosting and cloud computing agreements, terms of use, privacy policies, COPPA compliance, data protection, and all other aspects of profitably run digital media and entertainment businesses.