Vivien Lewit (US)
Throughout my career, which began in 1995 post my law school years, I've focused virtually entirely on the needs of musical artists, producers and writers in the recording and entertainment industries. As an associate at Rudolph & Beer, LLP, followed by years as partner (and, later, of counsel) at Davis Shapiro & Lewit, LLP, I provided counsel for my clients on countless business dealings ranging from traditional recording agreements to complicated and lucrative touring, branding, sponsorship, endorsement and merchandising deals. Currently as Head of Label and Artist Relations at YouTube, a position which includes new business development in content/programming as well as live music initiatives, I've pivoted into a non-legal role with the same basic mission, to support musicians with a goal to enhance discovery and impact the trajectory of global fan community and awareness. In the constant progression of the music industry, artists remain at the vital core of what we do.