Soocher honored for contributions to entertainment law

By Staff

Stan Soocher, associate professor of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies in the College of Arts & Media at CU Denver, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Texas Bar Association Entertainment Law Institute’s Texas Star Award.

The award is given to an individual who has made a major and noteworthy contribution to the practice of entertainment law. Soocher will receive the award during the institute’s annual conference in Dallas in November.

During the conference, Soocher will present two speeches: “Magical Mystery Law -- A Look at Key Moments in the Beatles’ Litigation History” and an “Annual Roundup of Entertainment Law Court Rulings.”

Soocher has served as editor-in-chief of the monthly trade publication Entertainment Law & Finance since its start in 1985.  In addition, he has a background as an entertainment attorney and authored the investigative book “They Fought the Law: Rock Music Goes to Court.”

Four of Soocher's music law articles, including those published in “Rolling Stone” and “The National Law Journal,” were recognized with ASCAP’s Deems Taylor Award for Excellence in Music Journalism. From 1983-2000, Soocher covered the federal appeals courts in a weekly section for The National Law Journal. He is currently at work on a book about Beatles legal issues. For more than 25 years, Soocher has been a speaker and panel participant on entertainment law and related industry issues at a variety of Bar Association and entertainment industry events.