James M. Kendrick, Esq.
Trained as an oboist at the Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School, Jim Kendrick began his publishing career in 1977 helping to found European American Music before studying law. Following graduation from Rutgers Law School in 1983, he has specialized in intellectual property matters with a particular emphasis on the music and audio-visual industries. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Kendrick has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. He rejoined Schott Music/European American Music as President in March 2002.
Jim is also Secretary and a director of The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., The Amphion Foundation, Inc., the Virgil Thomson Foundation Ltd., and The Charles Ives Society, Inc. He also serves as a director of The American Music Center, Inc. and is secretary to the Koussevitzky music foundations. He is a member of the Executive Committee of The International Association of Entertainment Lawyers and counsel to the Music Publishers Association of the United States. He is a frequent speaker on copyright and music industry business practices both in the US and overseas.