Kurt Dahl, Entertainment Lawyer and Drummer
Kurt Dahl | Entertainment Lawyer

I have significant experience in the entertainment industry, and work closely with my clients all over Canada to provide a comprehensive range of legal services in music, film, television, radio, theatre, publishing, visual arts, internet, new media and artist representation.

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If you take your career in the entertainment industry seriously and want honest, expert legal advice to take it to the next level, you’ve come to the right place.

With extensive involvement in the music and film industries as both a musician and an entertainment lawyer, I am able to share my unique experience and knowledge with you in order to make the absolute most of your career in the entertainment business.


  • Partner at Murphy & Company LLP. Currently operating offices in both Saskatoon and Vancouver.
  • Current President of SaskMusic.
  • Guest lecturer and speaker on Entertainment Law at universities and music conferences across the country.
  • Recognized as an industry leader in Entertainment Law by Canadian Lawyer in 2019.
  • Voted Best Lawyer in Saskatoon for 2020 in Planet S Magazine
  • Current board member of the Western Canadian Music Awards and BreakOut West.
  • Received Master of Laws degree in 2009 with thesis topic: the Future of the Music Industry, and how will musicians continue to thrive in the digital age.
  • Received a Juris Doctorate degree in Law in 2005 and Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Finance in 2004.
  • Published author in the area of Entertainment Law both nationally and internationally.
  • Current member of the Dean's Advisory Council for the University of Saskatchewan College of Law, helping guide the direction of the college.

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