Michael Leibson

music analyst

litigation consultant on copyright infringement actions


Michael Leibson provides expert music analysis and assessment as an aid in determining whether copyright infringement exists between two musical works. Where preliminary advice is requested, analysis focuses on the most relevant musical parameters, to explore whether copyright infringement is in fact present. Where legal actions are involved, or are being considered, thorough musical analysis is informed by counsel’s particular focus and strategy.

Cross-Genre Approach

The hallmark of Michael Leibson’s approach to music, in general, is the application of analytic procedures and disciplines of classical studies to non-classical genres, while according the profound aesthetic and cultural gifts of non-classical genres the level of respect previously reserved for classical works. This cross-genre philosophy makes Michael Leibson an especially suitable consultant on music copyright infringement, where one must not only have highly developed analytic skills, but also an intimate knowledge of the genres involved.