Brooks Rice is an Austin-based attorney and runs an artist-centric practice focusing on entertainment law, intellectual property, licensing, and small business. Brooks counsels authors, musicians, filmmakers, managers, producers, record labels, websites, small businesses, and various other content creators. His maxim: “don’t get screwed, don’t get sued.” Licensed to practice in Texas and California, Brooks also serves as a volunteer board member for Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts to bring legal service to Texas artists who can’t afford it. When given a break from business, Brooks gardens, landscapes, cooks, and spends time with his new baby girl.
What do you tell strangers when they ask you what you do?
I wish I could say Landscape Architect, but instead I have to be lame and say, “Entertainment Attorney”.
What do you love most about Austin?
The swimming holes, cheap beer and mexican food
What is your favorite local restaurant, and why?
My house. Good company. Affordable and delicious food with great service and a friendly atmosphere.
What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
Hmm….. Maybe watching the Voice? But I don’t think that really counts as a “guilty” pleasure since I don’t think anything is all that weird about that.
Please name 3 blogs you read and enjoy on the regular.
Trichoridst, Music Tech Policy. Wait, that’s just two. That’s also all I got, unless you count fantasy football as a blog,