Email MeDaniel K. Stuart

Los Angeles, California

Daniel Stuart began his career in the entertainment industry as a music journalist. From 1984-1990, he interviewed dozens of recording artists for magazine articles and for broadcast on “RadioScope,” a nationally-syndicated celebrity news program. In 1988, Mr. Stuart created and helped launch “The Hip-Hop Countdown & Report,” the first national radio program based on Billboard’s hip-hop singles charts.

After listening to many artists describe their challenging experiences on the business side of the music, Mr. Stuart resolved to abandon journalism and become an entertainment attorney and he enrolled at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where he received his law degree in 1996. Since then, Mr. Stuart has built a personal client base that includes several incredibly successful songwriters and producers who have collectively written and produced songs that have sold over 100,000,000 records including recent hits by such artists as Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, Chris Brown, Tamar Braxton and Justin Bieber. Mr. Stuart’s broad experience includes representing some of the biggest names in music in connection with some of the highest grossing concert tours of the millennium, representing large music companies in connection with their acquisitions of music assets collectively valued at more than one billion dollars; negotiating employment agreements on behalf of successful music industry executives and negotiating all manner of music-related agreements including recording agreements, production agreements, live performance agreements, Internet service agreements, music publishing agreements, producer agreements, sponsorship agreements, endorsement agreements, distribution agreements and management agreements.

Mr. Stuart has special expertise in the area of entertainment agreements for the services of minors. In fact, Mr. Stuart co-authored California’s current "Coogan Law" (California Family Code Sections 6750-6753 and 7500[c]) and routinely secures the Court Approval of contracts involving minors on behalf of his clients.

Areas of Practice

  • Entertainment Law
  • Employment Law
  • Mergers And Acquisitions

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1999


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Law Review: Entertainment Law Society
  • California State University, Northridge, California
    • B.A. - 1992

Published Works

  • Co-Author, California Senate Bill 1162 Which Created And/Or Modified Family Code ยงยง771, 6750-6753 And 7500, Commonly Known As The Coogan Law, 1999


  • Guest Lecturer, Dallas Bar Association
  • "All Things Considered", National Public Radio's
  • KPCC's "AirTalk with Larry Mantle", National Public Radio's

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Bancroft Whitney Award For Excellence In The Study Of Trial Advocacy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member