Entertainment Attorney, Simpson & Reed PLLC
Ciara Reed is a highly regarded music attorney who has made a name for herself in the industry over the past decade. She gained early exposure to the entertainment world through her own acting and modeling experiences, which fueled her passion for music law. With a strong background in contract negotiations and licensing agreements, Ciara has worked with top-tier clients, including renowned artists, producers and record labels. In 2021, she co-founded Simpson & Reed, an all-female entertainment law firm dedicated to empowering women in the music industry and providing exceptional legal services. Today, Ciara and her team continue to represent influential figures in the music business, serving as a source of inspiration for aspiring lawyers and women in the field.
Ciara Reed is a prominent music attorney with over 10 years of experience in music law. Her passion for working in the industry began at an early age when she starred in commercials, films and modeling opportunities. According to Ciara, once you are in the industry, it is in your blood and it never leaves. During her first year in law school, she landed her first legal internship at a top-tier entertainment law firm in Beverly Hills. She impressed the firm with her skills and stayed on throughout law school and was offered an associate position where she honed her skills in contract negotiations, licensing agreements and other transactional matters related to the music industry. Throughout her career, Ciara has worked with a variety of clients, including a-list artists, producers, musicians, songwriters, record labels and music publishers.
Over the years, Ciara has worked with a variety of high-profile clients and has negotiated a number of complex deals, including joint ventures, endorsement deals, licensing agreements and artist management contracts. Her expertise and dedication to her clients have earned her a reputation as one of the top music attorneys in the industry.
In 2021, Ciara took a bold step and founded Simpson & Reed with her business partner Shardé Simpson. The firm's mission is to empower women in the music industry and provide them with the legal support they need to succeed. Ciara’s vision for Simpson & Reed is to create a safe and inclusive space for women to thrive, while also delivering exceptional legal services to their clients.
Today, Ciara and her team represent some of the most talented musicians, producers, and executives in the music industry, and are solely referral based. Her innovative approach to music law and her commitment to diversity and inclusion have made her a role model for aspiring attorneys and women in the industry.
CLE 2023: Breaking Down the Tour: An Examination of the Artist's Legal and Business Issues
10/13/23, 7:00 PM
This panel will explore the intersection of legal and business issues an artist must consider when planning a tour. We will touch on promoter contract negotiations, set design considerations, IP protections, tour accounting essentials, employment matters and current ticketing practices.