Gabe Fleet advises clients on their highest stakes matters within the music, entertainment, and digital media industries.

Mr. Fleet leverages more than two decades of music, technology, and entertainment industry experience, including as a senior executive for a leading entertainment and media company, to help the most innovative companies in the world solve their hardest music- and entertainment-related problems.

Some representative clients include:

  • Character.AI
  • iHeartMedia
  • Kits.AI
  • Live Nation
  • OpenAI
  • Snap 
  • SoundCloud
  • Stability AI
  • Suno AI
  • TouchTunes
  • TuneIn
  • Udio AI
  • Many more of the world’s largest and most well-known technology companies

Mr. Fleet's practice includes representing technology companies, media companies, brand owners, buyers and sellers of music and entertainment-related assets, and other sophisticated enterprises on all aspects of:

  • Licensing transactions with record companies, music publishers, performing rights organizations, and other copyright owners
  • Strategic counseling for companies in the music and digital media space, including on legal risk analysis and mitigation measures, business model and deal structuring, rights clearance and content acquisition strategy, and industry relations
  • Music, entertainment and copyright aspects of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, investments, and financing transactions
  • Strategic partnerships and other complex commercial transactions in the music, entertainment, and digital media industries
  • Branded entertainment and original content development, production, and distribution
  • Personal service contracts and brand ambassador, sponsorship, and endorsement agreements

Before joining Latham, Mr. Fleet was EVP of Business Affairs and Chief Music Licensing Counsel at iHeartMedia, where he managed the company’s business affairs team and led music licensing strategy, and also helped spearhead many of the company’s innovation initiatives.

Prior to that role, Mr. Fleet was a partner in the entertainment and media group at another major international law firm. Mr. Fleet also worked as an artist manager and professional drummer prior to law school.

Since 2021, Mr. Fleet has been consistently recognized by Billboard as one of the top lawyers in the music industry.

Mr. Fleet’s experience includes the following:

  • Negotiating complex agreements for dozens of companies (from Fortune 500 public companies to cutting-edge, early-stage start-ups) adverse to record labels, music publishers, performing rights organizations (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, GMR, etc.), motion picture studios, television content owners, and other copyright owners regarding the use of music, video, and other content in various media, including "on-demand" and "non-interactive" audio streaming services, social media platforms, radio stations, podcasts, live events, cable networks, video streaming services, fitness services, digital jukeboxes, background music services, metaverse and VR/AR experiences, artificial intelligence (“AI”) products, and a wide variety of game offerings
  • Representing numerous industry-leading generative AI companies on a wide range of legal and strategic counseling matters and transactional matters  
  • Representing OpenAI in transactional and strategic counseling matters related to the launch of voice capabilities for its ChatGPT artificial intelligence product
  • Representing a broad array of companies (both inside and outside the entertainment and tech industries) in negotiating confidential settlements of infringement claims from copyright owners   
  • Representing buyers, sellers, investors, and financing sources in music catalogue acquisitions and financing transactions, including navigating the complex and esoteric legal and business issues unique to the music and entertainment industries
  • Representing H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of RBMedia, one of the leading audiobook publishers in the world
  • Representing media platforms and content studios in commercial transactions for the development, production, and distribution of podcasts, feature films, TV series, concert specials, and documentaries. This includes extensive experience in matters specific to the music aspects of television and film content and associated marketing, soundtracks, and merchandise, including music-related work for the original content studios of some of the world’s largest and most well-known companies
  • Negotiating sponsorship and endorsement agreements, co-marketing agreements, and other commercial transactions between and among brand owners, copyright owners, and celebrities
  • Representing brand owners, advertising/marketing agencies, and media companies in connection with the creation and exploitation of branded content and the entertainment-related aspects of advertising, marketing, and promotional campaigns. Specific matters include work for numerous projects that have won ADDY, CLIO, Cannes Lions, GRAMMY, and EMMY awards, multiple Super Bowl ads, and dozens of campaigns for some of the world’s most significant technology, fashion, fragrance, automobile, alcohol, hospitality, travel, and media brands*
  • Negotiating complex, multi-faceted intellectual property license agreements, personal services agreements, and joint venture agreements for celebrity-branded consumer products, restaurants, casinos, and hotel properties. Specific matters have included projects associated with numerous world-famous, celebrity-affiliated lifestyle brands in the gaming, restaurant, hospitality, food and beverage, alcohol, apparel, and consumer products industries*

*Some matters handled prior to Latham 

Bar Qualification

  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • New York


  • JD, Vanderbilt University Law School, 2008
    Order of the Coif
  • BA, University of Georgia, 2002
    magna cum laude