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University of Colorado Denver

College of Arts & Media

Stan Soocher

Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Department

​Stan Soocher is Associate Professor of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies at the University of Colorado’s Denver Campus. He is also an entertainment attorney*, the long-time Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment Law & Finance and author of the investigative book They Fought the Law: Rock Music Goes to Court.

Soocher has presented speeches on entertainment law and related industry issues to numerous bar associations, at educational institutions and at entertainment industry conferences, including: the American Bar Association, N.Y. State Bar Association, Nashville Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, D.C. Bar Association, Oregon Bar, Minnesota Bar, Virginia Bar, Beverly Hills Bar, Washington State Bar, Georgia Bar, New Jersey Bar, Connecticut Bar, Florida Bar, North Carolina Bar, Practising Law Institute, SXSW Music Conference, Winter Music Conference, CMJ Music Conference, Copyright Society of the South, Harvard Law School, Southern University Law Center, University of Buffalo School of Law, University of Miami Film School, Emory University and Seton Hall School of Law.

Soocher received ASCAP's Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism, including for music law articles in Rolling Stone and The National Law Journal. For many years, he covered the federal appeals courts in a weekly section for The National Law Journal. Early in his career, he worked as an associate editor for the rock music magazine Circus​.​

Among the many media outlets who have interviewed Soocher about entertainment industry issues are National Public Radio,​ CNN, Court TV, Miami Herald, Entertainment Weekly, The Denver Post, The Wall Street Journal, Variety, London Times, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times​, New York Daily News, The New York Post, New York Newsday, Washington Post​​​, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Salt Lake Tribune, Seattle Times and BBC-TV.

Soocher holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from the University of Florida and a J.D. from New York Law School. He is also a drummer.

*Member New York Bar

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