Ethan Cruz

Ethan Cruz

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Last updated January 28, 2021

One Sentence About Me  

I am a driven, passionate, leader that can excel in any environment I'm placed in.

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

Ethan Cruz is a fourth year undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently majoring in History and minoring in Entrepreneurship. After college, he intends on attending law school where he will concentrate on Intellectual Property and Copyright law within the Technology and Entertainment industries. This past summer, he interned at Universal Music Group as apart of the Copyright and Royalties team. Ethan is originally from Pasadena, CA, and is a lively enthusiast in basketball and running.

Interesting Factoid

I have run over 8 full and half marathons...for fun.



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What I Do  

Professional Experience

Universal Music Group

Artist Copyright and Royalties Intern

Jul 2020 - Present
• Interpreted Agreements, Letters of Directions, and related documents for over 30 artists and third parties, including Lil Jon, Lil Wayne, J Balvin, Daddy Yankee, and more. • Updated and maintained contract rates for artists and producers in royalty systems, including TRACS. • Manually linked articles to contracts and computed contract participation when necessary. • Updated and created over 200 accounts and payees based off the contractual information of third party. • Reviewed over 150 artist royalty statements for accuracy and compliance with contract terms.

Los Angeles Superior Court

Legal Intern

Aug 2020 - Present
• Assisted in retrieving and delivering over 50 court files and cases to judges and attornies. • Developed networking relationships with over 30 judges, attornies, and legal secretaries. • Created an efficient retrieval system that improved daily tasks by over 150%. • Aided in daily office duties, such as filing, organizing, and front desk duties. • Interned at the Pasadena Court.
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Professional Interests

In Counsel Attorney
Intellectual Property Law
Entertainment Law

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Children and Family Services
Youth Development Services
Shelter and Homeless Services
Food Banks Food Pantries and Food Distribution

Volunteer Experience


Los Angeles, CA

Oct 2019 - Present
Orchestrated a committee of over 10 members, tasked to plan events open to over 30,000 students. Manages a budget of over $5,000 and allocated funds to necessary expenses in order to achieve our goal in the most efficient way possible.

LA Family Housing

Los Angeles, CA

Oct 2019 - Present
Partners with over 20 volunteers to lead activities and mentorships to help families and children transition throughout LA Family Housing. Implements a welcoming environment for all families who choose to participate in activities.

What Inspires Me  



Hanging with Friends

Music Genres, Groups & Artists


Sports, Teams, Athletes

Los Angeles Lakers
UCLA Bruins

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

The Office
22 Jump Street



Bachelor of Arts, History

Santa Monica College

Associate of Arts, History

Clubs and Communities

UCLA LatinX Pre-Law Association

UCLA Running Club

+1 more club and community

Academic Interests

Intellectual Property Law
Copyright Law
Business Development
Data Analysis

Extracurricular Activities

UCLA Honors Program
Daily Bruin
UCLA Undergraduate Student Association Council