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Emio Zizza
USC Gould School of Law

Emio Zizza

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: August 22, 2022

Eupremio (“Emio”) Zizza is general counsel at Global Music Rights, a burgeoning music performing rights company competing with the likes of ASCAP and BMI. Before joining GMR, Zizza spent several years at Warner Records, most recently as executive vice president and head of business and legal affairs. Prior to his time at Warner, Zizza worked for music industry legend Clive Davis in New York City at his various companies including Arista Records, J Records and RCA Music Group.

During his time in New York City, Zizza was an adjunct professor at Rutgers University School of Law where he taught courses in Contract Drafting and Negotiation, Entertainment Law and Law of the Music Industry.

A graduate of Brown University and Seton Hall Law School, Zizza published a law journal note on international copyright law and has been a frequent guest speaker in the areas of entertainment and music law.


Annenberg Media
September 19, 2023
Re: Thomas Lenz

Thomas Lenz was quoted by Annenberg Media about the United Automobile Workers union ready to go on strike. "Strikes affect the livelihoods of those who choose to stop working. To the extent those persons aren’t earning money to spend that means stores, restaurants, and other businesses might not be as busy. If a strike lasts a long time bills might not get paid as easily, if at all," Lenz wrote.


Mugambi Jouet
August, 2023

“Guns, Mass Incarceration, and Bipartisan Reform: Beyond Vicious Circle and Social Polarization,” 55 Arizona State Law Journal 239 (2023).

Edward McCaffery
August, 2023

"The Curiouser and Curiouser Case of Carried Interest" (with Darryll K. Jones), Arizona Law Review (Spring 2024).

Scott Altman
August, 2023

"Are Parents Fiduciaries," 42 Law and Philosophy 431 (2023).