Clyde Otis represents songwriters, musicians, artists and music professionals, television and film talent and producers, as well as radio disc jockeys, in transactional and litigation matters including contracts, licensing and copyright infringement matters.
Clyde comes from a family with very strong ties to the entertainment industry. They have been in the music business for over 60 years. His father, Clyde Sr., was a legendary songwriter and producer, writing and producing hits for Brook Benton, Dinah Washington, Nat King Cole, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis, Randy Travis, Ray Charles and countless others. He was also one of the first black executives at a major record company. His mother, Lourdes, a very successful model who appeared on the cover of Ebony and other magazines, was the first person of color with a recurring role on primetime television. For many years, Clyde has handled all legal and business affairs involving 300 writers and over 4,000 copyrights. He also has experience in copyright infringement litigation as well as experience in television and movie transactional matters.