Bruce I. Kolbrenner


Managing Partner-Los Angeles, CA Office
California - Los Angeles

310.820.1201 / Ext. 60780Contact

Professional Experience

Bruce I. Kolbrenner is a Partner in the Advisory Department of Prager Metis CPAs, a member of Prager Metis International Group. He also serves as the Managing Partner – Los Angeles, CA Office.  Bruce has been in the accounting industry for over 40 years.

Bruce has an expertise in the Music & Entertainment industry.  He has specialized in all facets of accounting and business management for high-net-worth individuals in the entertainment industries and their affiliated entities. His specialties include business management, tour accounting, royalty auditing, and tax and valuation services.

Bruce is also a noted expert witness testifying in entertainment-based cases for over 30 years. Bruce assures clients’ satisfaction by understanding and acting as an advisor on their day-to-day personal and business financial affairs. He has been on several entertainment industry panels as a moderator and guest speaker, including the 2017 SXSW ” Blurred Lines – Music Industry Damage Calculations” panel. Bruce was an expert witness in the “Blurred Lines” attribution case.

Professional Affiliations

  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • Named to Variety's 2021 Business Managers Elite List
  • Billboard's 2021 Top Business Managers
  • Billboard's 2020 Top Business Managers

Partner, Bruce Kolbrenner and, Senior Account Manager, Vincent Loris, Presented at the Loyola Marymount University Music Society

Last night at Loyola Marymount University Music Society, our Prager Metis Team, Partner, Bruce Kolbrenner and Vincent Loris, Senior Account Manager presented to college students on the topic, The Business of Music. Our team engaged with students who want to learn more about opportunities that exist in the music industry. Thank you for the invitation Loyola Marymount University.

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Bruce Kolbrenner Presents at SXSW; Prager Metis Offers Litigation Services for Entertainment Industry

Beyond traditional accounting, Prager Metis offers a number of unique services for members of the entertainment and music industries including protection of intellectual property, litigating breach of contract actions, royalty disputes, copyright termination claims, and other industry-related disputes. Bruce I. Kolbrenner, the Managing Partner of our Los Angeles office is one of our many who represents performers, composers, songwriters, music publishers and record labels in copyright, royalty and other litigation.

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Variety’s Business Managers Elite 2021

 Congratulations to Thomas Smith, Bruce Kolbrenner, Lahteefah Parramore, Simon Winters, Mark Carter, Maren Stenseth, and Jennifer Coyne for being named to Variety’s 2021 Business Managers Elite. Thank you for being part of our team and to our entire team for all your hard work! Click here to see the full list of honorees:

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