Greg Seneff

Between graduation from Kentucky Wesleyan College in 1981 with double majors in Religion/Philosophy and Communications, and before attending law school at the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Greg spent almost nine years in the music business and media production in various capacities including as a booking agent, road manager, disc jockey (the former WXLN-FM and WFIA-AM in Louisville, Kentucky), concert promoter, retail music buyer, and Assistant Director of Media at Asbury Theological Seminary.

GregSince graduation from law school 1992, Greg has worked as a solo-practitioner, served as the Director of Legal Affairs at Benson Music Group, and as the Director of Business Affairs at EMI Christian Music Group. Both company positions included drafting and negotiating recording contracts, publishing contracts, record distribution agreements, exclusive production agreements, video production agreements, record club distribution agreements, and international subpublishing agreements.

Greg is currently in solo practice at The Seneff Law Office in Brentwood, Tennessee (an area just south of Nashville). Representative clients have included the recording artists Jars of Clay, Larry Norman, Across the Sky, Brother’s Keeper, IIIrd Tyme Out, Dan Peek (formerly of the supergroup America), Nouveaux, Ruby Amanfu, Sacred Tree, and Shaded Red. Songwriter clients have included Del Gray (of Little Texas), Karen Staley, Billy Simon, Jim Weber, Twila McBride and others. Greg also represents film and video production companies, independent record labels, publishers, and production companies. Greg has served as General Counsel for the Gospel Music Association and Christian Music Trade Association. Greg serves as a Board member for the non-profit ministry of Touchstone Youth Resource Services, and as member of the advisory committee and featured columnist for Christian Activities magazine. He also writes as a guest columnist from time to time for Power Source magazine and the Internet magazine

Greg is a regular seminar speaker conducting his own seminars around the country, and speaking for the Academy of Gospel Music Arts regional events, Seminar in the Rockies, for the Southern Gospel Music Guild, the Nashville New Music Conference, the Midwest Entertainment Industry Conference, the West Virginia Music Conference (an American Federation of Musicians event), the CIA conference, Independent Music Conference, and the Millennium Music Conference. Greg and Dove-award winning songwriter Billy Sprague conduct one-day seminars called the Momentum Music Workshopâ„¢ designed to encourage the local artist and songwriter.

Greg is the producer of a 12 CD, 13 hour audio project entitled MusicLawBizâ„¢ for artists and songwriters. The subjects covered include record contracts, publishing contracts, band partnership agreements, forming a legal entity (corporation or Limited Liability Company), booking and management issues, copyright, trademark, and rights of publicity issues, finances for small businesses, how to pitch demo recordings, and much more. Included are 8 interviews with artists, songwriters, a record producer, a booking agent, an artist manager, an A&R consultant, and a personal financial counselor. Also included are approximately 300 pages of printed information and discounts on goods and services.

Greg and his family live in Nashville, Tennessee. During his free time (what’s that?), he enjoys attending concerts, reading, swimming, and annual house-building trips to the colonials of northern Mexico, and following Kentucky Wesleyan College basketball (8-time NCAA Division II Champions).