Faculty Information


Stan Soocher

Professor, Emeritus
  • Music and Entertainment Studies (CAM)

Stan Soocher is Professor of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS) at the University of Colorado Denver, where he has served as MEIS Department Chair. He is also an entertainment attorney; long-time Editor-in-Chief of the monthly publication Entertainment Law & Finance; multi-recipient of ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards for “Excellence in Music Journalism” for articles in The National Law Journal, Rolling Stone and Musician Magazine; and a recipient of the State Bar of Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section’s “Texas Star Award.” He has authored the books "Baby You’re a Rich Man: Suing The Beatles for Fun & Profit" and "They Fought the Law: Rock Music Goes to Court", and contributed chapters to "We Didn’t Start the Fire: Billy Joel and Popular Music Studies", and "Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews and Encounters".

Stan has spoken at, among others: American Bar Association, N.Y. State Bar, State Bar of Texas, Nashville Bar Association, Copyright Society of the South, SXSW Music Conference, Dallas Bar, Los Angeles County Bar, D.C. Bar, Colorado Bar, Minnesota State Bar, Liverpool Sound City Conference, Reeperbahn Music Conference, Georgia Bar, New Jersey Bar, Florida Bar, California Lawyers for the Arts, Southern University Law Center, Cutting Edge Music Conference, Harvard Law School, Vanderbilt University School of Law, New York University Law School, Indiana University School of Law, Loyola Law School, Fordham School of Law, N.Y. Women in Film and Television, Seattle Museum of Pop Culture, Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association, and College Music Society.

Areas of Expertise

Music Business

Education, Licensure & Certifications

New York Law School
Juris Doctor; Entertainment Law

University of Florida
Master of Arts in English
Bachelor of Arts in English

College of Arts & Media

CU Denver

Arts Building

1150 10th Street

Suite 177

Denver, CO 80204


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