Beatles, Neal Diamond lawyer David Braun dies

Credited with improving standard publishing contracts, David Braun acted on behalf of many famous musicians including Boy Dylan and acted on behalf of former Beatles member George Harrison.

David Braun, a prominent lawyer who represented musicians such as Bob Dylan and Neil Diamond died Wednesday at the age of 81, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Braun is credited with improving standard phonograph record and music publishing agreements for his clients, which included former Beatles member George Harrison, and Michael Jackson.

Among those implementations were rights of reversion, limited-term foreign publishing rights and higher royalty rates, the source reported.

Braun also negotiated for Jackson’s album “Thriller" and was involved in the founding of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the report said.

In 2008, Braun received the Entertainment Law Initiative Service Award from the Grammy Foundation.

Raised as an only child in the Bronx, Braun worked at his father’s candy store before attending Columbia College and Columbia Law School, obtaining a joint B.A. and J.D. degree in 1954.

The Hollywood Reporter noted Braun is survived by his sons Lloyd, Kenneth and Evan as well as Merna, his wife of 57 years. Lloyd Braun is the former chairman of ABC Entertainment and head of Yahoo’s Media Group who is now the founding partner of entertainment company BermanBraun.

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