Patra Sinner is General Counsel for Symphonic Distribution. Symphonic is a global 100% independent company offering digital music distribution services, video distribution, royalty collection, marketing, and more for creators. As General Counsel, Patra advises and strategizes with key stakeholders on legal matters, process and compliance throughout the company, including Rights Administration, A&R, Finance, Product Development, Data & Privacy, and HR. Patra loves working with the A&R team to create agreements for Symphonic’s curated artist roster.
Patra is also co-founder of Vista 22, a Nashville based artist management company that she shares with long time friend Dan Lavery who is a member of the band Tonic. They are working with rising country star Parker Graye.
Prior to joining Symphonic, Patra was in private practice for almost 20 years, including as a litigation manager for a national firm, and as a principal attorney serving on the leadership board of her firm prior to Symphonic. In both roles she enjoyed mentoring and training new associates. Her practice included complex domestic litigation matters as well as entertainment law.
Patra is licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee; was certified as a mediator in North and South Carolina; and has provided litigation consulting services throughout the U.S. Having broad experience in artist management, booking, media and radio prior to and during law school provides the foundation for her passion for advocacy in the creative community.
She is a Professional Member of The Recording Academy, represents Symphonic along with CEO Jorge Brea in the founding membership group of the newly formed Music Fights Fraud alliance, has appeared on local news and radio, and has written on a variety of legal topics.