Artistik License (affectionately AL) began as a blog back in 2013, with the intention of providing artists with easily accessible legal information. The first piece published was received with a lot of enthusiasm from the creative community, who continue to support and guide the work Artistik License does as a legal and business consultancy for independent arts, artists and creative professionals.
Founded by entertainment, IP and artist lawyer, Manojna Yeluri, Artistik License provides legal counsel to creative professionals, and assists them in making more informed choices about their work.
AL is a labour of love, as much as it is a realisation of the dream to make long-lasting changes to the creative economy in India and South Asia, albeit one contract at a time.
Artistik License is committed to demystifying the nuances of entertainment law, music law and music business, art law, creative entrepreneurship and artist contracts. If you are an artist or creative professional in need of clarity or assistance with your legal needs, AL is here for you.
Meet our founder
A legal professional with a deep appreciation for creative entrepreneurship and the arts, Manojna launched Artistik License in 2013, and has been working with the creative community since.
She is a graduate of the NALSAR University of Law in Hyderabad, India and the UCLA School of Law, where she received her LLM in Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law. Before founding Artistik License, Manojna worked with different organisations, within the legal, creative and innovation eco-system in India. Over the years, Manojna has lent her expertise and support to various publications, projects and industry-events, with a view to highlighting the legal nuances of working with the creative economy in South Asia. She is also a keen supporter of artist rights and consults as the Asian Regional Representative of the Artists at Risk Connection program of PEN America.
Always up for black coffee, Manojna loves discovering new music, watching cheesy-science fiction, and travel. She is a big fan of remote-working and is based out of Hyderabad and Bangalore, India.
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