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Darlene Tonelli

Lawyer & Founder,
Inter Alia Law
Toronto, ON, Canada
Darlene Tonelli is an entertainment and intellectual property lawyer and the founder of Inter Alia Law® (www.interalia-law.com). She is also the co-host of the Lawyer Life Podcast (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/lawyer-life-podcast/id1410555303?mt=2).

Inter Alia Law provides experienced in-house counsel to entertainment, media and technology companies. Each Inter Alia lawyer has significant experience gained in-house at companies like Universal Music, Live Nation, Microsoft, and the WE Movement. Inter Alia lawyers represent many of Canada’s top tech, entertainment and media companies, in addition to advising individual artists, songwriters, and production companies on licensing and day to day business issues.

Darlene previously spent 8 years at Universal Music Canada, where she was Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Affairs. At Universal, Darlene oversaw music licensing, and was tasked with building new digital business models. In that role, she worked on several groundbreaking license deals to bring music to Canadian listeners in new ways. In addition, she collaborated with Music Canada on The Next Big Bang: A New Direction for Music in Canada, which was a significant research project conducted to encourage innovation and growth in the Canadian music industry.

Prior to Universal, Darlene was a lawyer at Goodmans LLP. Darlene graduated from the U of T Faculty of Law in 2001, and was called to the bar in 2003.

Darlene is also a member of the Music Canada Advisory Board, which works to help address issues in the industry by bringing musicians and business people together.