As mentioned elsewhere, I didn't ask for this job. In fact, I didn't even know there was such a job. As it turns out, one happy (in most cases) client tells another potential client to "call Eskelin." After nearly thirty years on this job, it appears that a rather impressive number of well-known entities have requested musicological opinions, generally through their legal representation. The lists below are not all-inclusive (except for cases tried), but only representative.

  Cases Tried in Federal Court

Year Principle Client Attorneys
1988 John Fogerty, defendant Ken Sidle, Vince Chieffo
1990 Stevie Wonder, defendant Howard King, Kevin Marks
1991 Alan Silvestri, defendant Howard King, Karen Breslow
1994 Michael Jackson, defendant Robert Rotstein
1994 Isley Brothers, plaintiff John McNicholas, Gerard Fox
1997 Spin Doctors, plaintiff Joseph Schleimer

In all six cases, a favorable verdict was reach for the client.

Performers / Composers

504 Boyz
Jimmie Buffett
Alan Sylvestri
Barry White
Beastie Boys
Christina Aguilera
Clint Eastwood
Country Joe MacDonald Cyndi Lauper
Destiny’s Child
E.S. Posthumus
Eric B. & Rakim

Faith Hill
Green Day
George Harrison
Herbie Hancock
Irene Cara
Isley Brothers
James Horner
Janet Jackson
Jimmy Eat World
John Fogerty
Kid Rock
Kenny Loggins
Magic Thuggin
Master P
Michael Jackson
Pete Seeger
Ray Parker Jr.
Russ Landau
Ray Charles
Silkk the Shocker
Smashing Pumpkins
Spin Doctors
Stone Temple Pilots
Tom Petty
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
ZZ Top

Production Companies
Anthem Entertainment Group
Cohasset Records
Comedy Central
Focus Features
Hallelujah Productions Hollywood Records
Kahn Powers Pictures
Lakeshore Entertainment Lions Gate Entertainment Music Resources, Inc. Paramount Pictures
Priority Records
Rogue Pictures
Sound Management
TVT Records
20th Century Fox
Universal Studios
The Walt Disney Company Warner Brothers Records Warner Brothers Studios
The Weinstein Company Zomba Recording Corp.

Music Publishers
Amber Music
Bug Music
Chrysalis Music Group Dragnet Music
EMI/Virgin Music EMI/France
Evergreen Copyrights
Famous Music Companies Fox Music
Island Def Jam Music Group MCA Music Publishing
Microhits Music
Pfeifer Brothers Music
Sony Music Publishing Tommy Boy Music
Universal Music Group
Warner Chappell

Business / Advertising
California Lottery
Dailey & Associates
Dole Foods
Leo Burdett
Malkin Music
Mattel, Inc.

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