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Al Staehely
Birth name Al Staehely Jr.
Born 27 December 1945 (1945-12-27) (age 64)
Austin, Texas
Genres Rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter, entertainment lawyer
Instruments Guitar, bass, vocals
Years active 1970s
Labels Polydor, Epic

Al Staehely was a singer/songwriter from the 1970s. He was featured in Spirit, The Staehely Brothers, The Nick Gravenites John Cipollina Band and recorded with labels such as Epic and Polydor.

He is now an entertainment lawyer based in Houston, Texas. He has specialized in legal matters pertaining to the music and film industries since 1979.

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Music career

After graduating from the University of Texas Law School in 1970, Mr. Staehely moved to Los Angeles and joined the already established band, Spirit, as lead singer, bass player, and principal songwriter. He recorded the album "Feedback (album)" with that band which contained seven originals by Staehely.

Two years later he wrote ten songs for a Staehely Brothers album also released on Epic Records. Later, Polydor released a solo album by Al Staehely. As a writer, his songs have been recorded by Keith Moon, Bobbi Gentry, Patti Dahlstrom, John Cipollina, and Marty Balin.

He states in an interview about his music:

"Law didn't lead me to music. Music delivered me to law. Like so many others, I played in bands while in high school (Austin, Texas), in university (The University of Texas) and in law school (The University of Texas School of Law). Unlike most others, I didn't practice law for almost ten years after graduating. I joined the group Spirit, wrote songs, recorded for Epic records and toured the world. Practicing entertainment law has allowed me to combine my "in the trenches" experience and my legal training to help clients achieve their goals and resolve their problems. It continues to be a very rewarding profession."[1]
Al Staehely

Career as entertainment lawyer

His clients include musicians, record labels, music publishing companies, and distribution companies. He handles various matters related to recording, publishing, sub-publishing, and licensing both domestically and internationally.

Staehely has represented film production companies, optioned life-story rights, and cleared music rights for films including the Academy Award-nominated documentary For All Mankind. He also represents clients with respect to litigation in all matters related to the entertainment business, including copyright and trademark issues.

In addition to his practice, Staehely has taught music publishing and music business law at both the Art Institute of Houston and St. Thomas University, also in Houston. He has also served as adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center, teaching Entertainment Law.[2]

His creative background proves very beneficial when relating to the artist's needs, as well as the needs of those who manage, produce, and publish artists. Mr. Staehely is also a member of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers, and the Entertainment and Sports Law section of the Texas Bar and the American Bar Association.

Discography

Songs composed

  • Hot Rods and Cool Women, 1982, Artist - The Nick Gravenites, John Cipollina Band, Album - Monkey Medicine
  • Signs of Life, 1982, Artist - The Nick Gravenites John Cipollina Band, Album - Monkey Medicine
  • Trust Me, 1982, Artist - The Nick Gravenites John Cipollina Band, Album - Monkey Medicine
  • Mercy of the Moon, 1991, Artist - Marty Balin, Album - Better Generation
  • Louisiana, 1975, Artist - Patti Dahlstrom, Album - Your Place or Mine
  • He Did Me Wrong, But He Did It Right, 1975, Artist - Patti Dahlstrom, Album - Your Place or Mine
  • Without Love, 1976, Artist - Patti Dahlstrom, Album - Livin' It Thru
  • Lookin' for Love, 1976, Artist - Patti Dahlstrom, Album - Livin' It Thru
  • Crazy Like a Fox, 1975, Artist - Keith Moon, Album - Two Sides of the Moon
  • Future Shock, 1973, Artist - The Staehely Bros., Album - Sta.Hay.Lee
  • Woman in Love, 1973, Artist - The Staehely Bros., Album - Sta.Hay.Lee
  • Woe is Me, 1973, Artist - The Staehely Bros., Album - Sta.Hay.Lee
  • Loco Motive, 1973, Artist - The Staehely Bros., Album - Sta.Hay.Lee
  • Soldiers in the Night, 1973, Artist - The Staehely Bros., Album - Sta.Hay.Lee
  • Captain Zombie Meets Unfellini, 1973, Artist - The Staehely Bros., Album - Sta.Hay.Lee
  • Rockin' in the Bush, 1973, Artist - The Staehely Bros., Album - Sta.Hay.Lee
  • You Won't Be Sorry, 1973, Artist - The Staehely Bros., Album - Sta.Hay.Lee
  • Chelsea Girls, 1971, Artist - Spirit (band), Album - Feedback
  • Cadillac Cowboys, 1971, Artist - Spirit (band), Album - Feedback
  • Ripe and Ready, 1971, Artist - Spirit (band), Album - Feedback
  • Earth Shaker, 1971, Artist - Spirit (band), Album - Feedback
  • Mellow Morning, 1971, Artist - Spirit (band), Album - Feedback
  • Right on Time, 1971, Artist - Spirit (band), Album - Feedback
  • Witch, 1971, Artist - Spirit (band), Album - Feedback

References

  1. ^ Al Staehely, "Bio," 1999, http://www.music-lawyer.com, June 14 2010
  2. ^ Al Staehely, "Bio," 1999, http://www.music-lawyer.com, June 11 2010

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