Richard Warren Rappaport, Esquire
Attorney and Counselor at Law

Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, Media Law, Communications Law, Intellectual Property Law, Corporate Law and International Law and Trade

Music Performance and Support of the Music Industry

Mr. Rappaport has performed as a professional recording artist and is a producer, publisher and songwriter. He is a member of Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) and a BMI Artist, and has performed for civic and charitable causes. His music is available internationally and may also be heard at and

Mr. Rappaport's film, "An American Artist, Richard Warren Rappaport," was filmed in 2014 before a live audience at the WRPBiTV Studios in Boca Raton, Florida, and premiered at the 2016 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival.

Mr. Rappaport and René Katz co-produced "Concert, A Short Film," in 2014 at Multivision Studios, Miami. The film premiered in 2015 at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival.

Mr. Rappaport produced the feature length film and docu-concert / documentary, CONCERT, which had its world premier at the historic Cinema Paradiso at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival in 2011. CONCERT was borne out of a live benefit acoustic performance by Mr. Rappaport, featuring his original music. Robert Berkowitz also produced the film and Rene’ Katz is the executive producer.

CONCERT was screened as an Official Selection of the DocMiami International Film Festival, and at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Women In Film Independent Film Series, Los Angeles, and the Third Annual International Legal Symposium on the World of Music Film, Television and Sports, Miami Beach, all in 2012. The film was also screened at the Rebecca Molayen Gallery, Los Angeles in 2013.

As an attorney in support of the music industry and emerging and established artists in our community, Mr. Rappaport has also performed at events in support of the arts and civic and charitable causes. Three of his compositions are given below, in mp3 format.


"Great Rock 'N' Roll," "Sail Into The Sun," and "Louisiana Way" on A Top New York Label, a division of Rappaport Arts & Entertainment, Inc. [Rappaport Bros. Publ. Div., BMI]. Lead vocals by Richard Warren Rappaport. Copyright Richard Warrren Rappaport. All Rights Reserved.

Richard Warren Rappaport
Photo By: Lynn Parks

Mr. Rappaport is the President of Rappaport Arts & Entertainment, Inc., and its divisions, A Top New York Label and Rappaport Bros. Publishing (BMI).

The Music

Richard Warren Rappaport is a professional producer, publisher, songwriter and recording artist.

A member of a celebrated extended musical family, Mr. Rappaport collaborated with his brothers, Robert (Bob) Lawrence Rappaport and Bruce Alan Rappaport and would often sing with his cousins John Spirt and Steve Rappaport.

Bob, Steve and John comprised the famous pop music group known as The Ran-Dells, who performed the 60’s Platinum Smash Hit, “The Martian Hop,” under the guidance of the legendary Don Kirshner and Screen Gems Columbia Publishing, and produced by Steve Rappaport.

Rappaport Arts & Entertainment, Inc.

As a performer, producer and BMI composer and publisher under Rappaport Arts & Entertainment, Inc., Mr. Rappaport has released “Sail Into The Sun” and “Great Rock ‘N’ Roll” as well as “Louisiana Way.”

“Sail Into The Sun” was released in September 2008 in a national promotion and reached a position of 20 nationally on the Friday Morning Quarterback adult contemporary chart.

“Louisiana Way was performed in the soundtrack of the CBS Television Movie of the Week “The Madams Family: The Truth About The Canal Street Brothel.” The song was subsequently nominated for consideration for an Emmy for soundtrack music within the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

When “Great Rock ‘N’ Roll” was first released, Mr. Rappaport was interviewed in an article titled “Attorney of Record,” in Washingtonian Magazine. The recording first received airplay under steady rotation in the Philadelphia radio market and was given distribution with Universal Distribution, Philadelphia.

“Great Rock ‘N’ Roll” has also been featured as soundtrack music for the “Hello Hollywood” television program, hosted by Rene’ Katz, which aired on WHDT Television, West Palm Beach.

An experienced performer, Mr. Rappaport has been featured at special benefit concerts at the prestigious Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, and the University of Miami, Coral Gables and co-hosted the Steinway/BMI Music & Arts Showcases in Coral Gables.

Music Production Notes

“Sail Into The Sun,” and “Great Rock & Roll”

Music and lyrics by Richard Warren Rappaport. Lead vocals and rhythm guitar by Richard Warren Rappaport, with vocal and instrumental accompaniment on rhythm guitar by Bruce Alan Rappaport. Lead Guitar by Stuart Smith and instrumentals by The Stuart Smith Band. Produced by Richard Warren Rappaport and Bruce Alan Rappaport for A Top New York Label.

Both productions were originally recorded at Track Studios, Silver Spring, Maryland, and engineered by Mark Greenhouse and Bill McCullough, Greenhouse-McCullough Productions, Washington, D.C. The original master mixes on both compositions were completed by Mr. Greenhouse at Track Studios and the recordings were mastered at Masterphonics, Nashville. The release was distributed for A Top New York Label by Universal Distribution, Philadelphia.

When the decision was made to re-release both songs, the productions were then digitally re-mastered at New River Studios, Ft. Lauderdale, and Crescent Moon Studios, Miami, and were engineered and mixed by the legendary producer Tom Dowd at The L. Austin Weeks Center For Recording and Performance at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. The songs were then re-mastered at Sprockets Music and Fuller Sound, Miami.

“Louisiana Way”

Produced and recorded for the CBS Television Network Movie of the Week, “The Madams Family: The Truth About Canal Street Brothel.” Music and lyrics by Richard Warren Rappaport. Lead vocals by Richard Warren Rappaport, with vocal accompaniment by Christina Sichta. Produced by Richard Warren Rappaport and Will Edwards at Sprockets Music, Miami. Mastered at Sprockets Music.

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