Brian has over 20 years’ experience providing management and consulting services to artists and arts organizations throughout the field of arts and entertainment on issues such as commissions and collaborations, negotiations and contracting, career development, copyrights and licensing, publishing and recording projects, new works and productions, arts management, business and non-profit formation and planning, international touring, and the general practices and trends of the Entertainment Industry. Listed annually since 2015 in the New York Times as one of New York's entertainment "Super Lawyers", as well as named a “top entertainment lawyer” by Washingtonian Magazine, Brian is also one of the co-founders of GG Arts Law.
In addition serving as a member of the Adjunct Faculties of the Masters in Arts Management program at George Mason University and the Arts Administration Program of The University of New Orleans, Brian has lectured and taught at Brooklyn College, The Julliard School, The Mannes School of Music, The College of St. Rose, Marlboro College, and New York University, as well as in the Kennedy Center Arts Management Fellowship Program.
Brian has also served as a member of the Virginia Opera Statewide Board of Directors and Past-President of its Northern Virginia Board of Governors; served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Arts Council of Fairfax County, Virginia; served as Chair of the International Children's Festival at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts; and served as a member of the Arts at Mason Board of George Mason University.
In 2010, Brian was honored to be selected by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) as a recipient of the 2010 Sidney R. Yates Advocacy Award for Outstanding Advocacy On Behalf of The Performing Arts. Mr. Goldstein is also the recipient of the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts 2000 Educational Programs Award and was nominated for a 2003 Outstanding Entertainment Executive of the Year Award by Washington Area Music Association.
Brian received a B.A. (With Distinction and Recognition) in English and Theatre from George Mason University in 1988 and his J.D. from American University in 1991. He also attended Oxford University (St. Peters College) where he studied medieval history and literature. As an actor and playwright, Brian was a co-founder and the Artistic Director of Lord Foppington & Company, an award-winning theatre company which for over 10 years performed period and period-themed comedies throughout the U.S. as well as Europe.
With an extensive background in arts management and administration, Robyn's professional career has included positions with the League of American Orchestras, the Richmond Symphony, the William Morris Agency, and most recently, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where she served as Artistic Administrator for the National Symphony Orchestra. Robyn's duties at the NSO included programming the Orchestra's festivals, its pops, family and summer series, and its chamber music series, as well as negotiating and preparing contracts for the NSO's many guest conductors and guest artists.
As one of the co-founders of GG Arts Law, Robyn has provided management and consulting services to artists and arts organizations throughout the field of arts and entertainment on issues such as commissions and collaborations, negotiations and contracting, career development, copyrights and licensing, publishing and recording projects, new works and productions, arts management, business and non-profit formation and planning, international touring, and the general practices and trends of the Entertainment Industry.
Regarded as one of the leading experts on US tax issues for foreign artists, Robyn authored and updated the tax section of www.artistsfromabroad.org, the industry's most highly regarded and authoritative on-line resource for visa and tax issues for foreign artists and arts professionals who wish to perform or work in the United States, as well as Artists From Abroad--Tax Requirements for Foreign Guest Artists in the Second Edition of Immigration Options for Artists & Entertainers published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Robyn earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Louisville in 1986, obtaining a Bachelor of Music Theory concentrating in piano, flute and composition, and her law degree from the University of Maryland (J.D., 2004).
In 2010, Robyn was honored to be selected by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters as a recipient of the 2010 Sidney R. Yates Advocacy Award for Outstanding Advocacy On Behalf of The Performing Arts.
Brian Bumby has over twenty years of experience managing, promoting, and otherwise supporting a wide variety of national and international performing arts organizations, including Young Concert Artists Concert Artists Guild, and Columbia Artists Management, Inc. A graduate of Harvard University, where he studied English and American Literature, he is also a performer himself. As an undergraduate, Brian toured internationally with the Harvard Krokodiloes, on whose graduate advisory board he continues to serve. In addition he has performed with several choral ensembles in New York City.
Brian is also a professional photographer whose critically acclaimed work has been featured in numerous publications, including National Geographic,Travel + Leisure,Vogue, and Conde Nast Traveler. His photographs hang in several private and corporate collections in the U.S. and Europe.