Attorney at Law
Senior member of Entertainment, Business Transactional, and Intellectual Property Section
Chuck Allen Floyd negotiated his first entertainment deal by booking his own band into a bar Chuck was too young to enter. He has not stopped negotiating since. IN the 30 years since Chuck’s first gig at the Rivermist Tavern in Konawa, Oklahoma, Chuck had worked as a staff songwriter for Clint Black’s Blacktop Music Group, as an independent publisher at his own company, CAFinated Songs, and as a performer and president of his own indie label, sharing the stage with artists ranging from Dweezil Zappa to Luke Bryan to Guy Clark.
After meeting the love of his life (at a wonderful venue in Spring, Texas called Dosey Doe) Chuck shifted his focus from the creative side of the music industry to the business side. As an attorney, Chuck has assisted Grammy Award, Academy Award, and Country Music Hall of Fame recognized composers, producers, and artists draft and negotiate agreements with entertainment entities including CBS Radio, Cumulus Media, Big Machine Records, BMG Publishing, Netflix, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and Harper Collins books to name a few. He has also assisted a host of aspiring entertainers, composers, authors, and start up entertainment companies transform from talented dreams into legitimate, money making concerns.
To put it simply, Chuck Allen Floyd loves the entertainment industry. The politics, the history, the ups and downs, and the drama. The packing of trucks, the arguments over band names, the all-night drives, and the radio tour stops. The writing. The players. Chuck loves every bit of it and strives each day to utilize his decades of industry experience and network of contacts to be a change.
- Artist Recording Agreements
- BMI, ASCAP, SESAC and SoundExchange Membership
- BMI, ASCAP, SESAC Venue Defense
- Copyright Assignment and Mechanical Licenses
- Exclusive Songwriting Agreements
- Publishing Agreements
- Sub-publishing Agreements
- Management Agreements
- Production Agreements
- Worldwide Music Administration and Licensing
- Master Recording Archival, Preservation and Monetization
- Trademarks and Copyrights
- Trade Secrets
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Intellectual Property Due Diligence
- Licensing Transactions
- Corporate Entity Formation
- Employment Agreements
- Service Agreements
- Business Litigation
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Commercial Transactions
- International Business
Mr. Floyd earned his undergraduate degree in 1996 from Belmont University and his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2000.
Texas – 2000
Tennessee – 2018