As mentioned elsewhere, I didn't ask for this job. In fact, I didn't even know there was such a job. As it turns out, one happy (in most cases) client tells another potential client to "call Eskelin." After nearly thirty years on this job, it appears that a rather impressive number of well-known entities have requested musicological opinions, generally through their legal representation. The lists below are not all-inclusive (except for cases tried), but only representative.
Cases Tried in Federal Court
|1988||John Fogerty, defendant||Ken Sidle, Vince Chieffo|
|1990||Stevie Wonder, defendant||Howard King, Kevin Marks|
|1991||Alan Silvestri, defendant||Howard King, Karen Breslow|
|1994||Michael Jackson, defendant||Robert Rotstein|
|1994||Isley Brothers, plaintiff||John McNicholas, Gerard Fox|
|1997||Spin Doctors, plaintiff||Joseph Schleimer|
In all six cases, a favorable verdict was reach for the client.
Jimmy Eat World
Ray Parker Jr.
Silkk the Shocker
Stone Temple Pilots
Anthem Entertainment Group
Hallelujah Productions Hollywood Records
Kahn Powers Pictures
Lakeshore Entertainment Lions Gate Entertainment Music Resources, Inc. Paramount Pictures
20th Century Fox
The Walt Disney Company Warner Brothers Records Warner Brothers Studios
The Weinstein Company Zomba Recording Corp.
Chrysalis Music Group Dragnet Music
EMI/Virgin Music EMI/France
Famous Music Companies Fox Music
Island Def Jam Music Group MCA Music Publishing
Pfeifer Brothers Music
Sony Music Publishing Tommy Boy Music
Universal Music Group
Dailey & Associates
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