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Practice & Experience

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. 

A collection of media featuring conversations with Manojna, touching on topics such as artist rights, intellectual property law, creative entrepreneurship and women at work.


A collection of articles and papers published by partners, media platforms and magazines, exploring questions from creative business dynamics to artistic freedom.

A compilation of international and regional events, conferences, workshops and gatherings attended and organised by Artistik License.



A legal professional with a deep appreciation for creative entrepreneurship, Manojna launched Artistik License in 2013, and has been working with the creative community since.


Manojna 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 Rights Law. 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. Manojna is also one of three co-creators of the project, Contracts for Creators. 

Manojna has a soft corner for cartoons, (bad) cheesy science fiction movies and black cats. She does not believe in judging or being judged for one's taste in music. She shuttles between Hyderabad and Bangalore, where she works out of home offices. 

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