The SRG/ILS Group is proud to announce the addition of Sander Shalinsky to the role of Legal Counsel. Mr. Shalinsky will provide legal advice and professional counsel to the SRG/ILS Group.
Sander Shalinsky has distinguished himself as one of the pre-eminent entertainment lawyers in North America. He is best known for his work with The Weeknd and renown producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Kiss, Deep Purple and Alice Cooper). His broader client list – a virtual who’s who of the music business – boasts a wide range of independent record labels, major label artists, publishers, managers, and music executives.
“Sander is simply one of the best attorneys in the music and film business! We are elated to welcome him as a legal adviser to the SRG/ILS Group as we continue our growth.” – Claude Villani, President, CEO The SRG/ILS Group.
In addition to being a top attorney, Mr. Shalinsky is uniquely enterprising, having founded numerous businesses which he believed to be missing and necessary for the promotion and development of the greater music community. The endeavors include Yangaroo Inc., a publicly traded company commonly known as DMDS, which pioneered the secure distribution of music to radio and video outlets, Entertainment Business Affairs Inc. which was established to assist artists in the collection of a wide range of difficult to obtain royalties and apply for grants to support artists of all kinds, and the Canadian chapter of the International Music Manager’s Forum.
In 2016, Mr. Shalinsky ventured into film founding Creative Wealth Media Finance, which executive produced among others, Viola Davis’ Academy Award performance in Fences, the Sundance Film Festival’s Jury and audience prize winner for Best Picture, Birth of a Nation, and the billion-dollar box office blockbuster and Batman spinoff, The Joker.