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Ben C. McLane, Esq - Profile
Education: Law Degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA. Undergraduate degree BS from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
Experience: Worked in legal and business affairs at Rhino Records and Priority Records and head of business affairs/CFO for JWP-USA/BMG Records. Talent scout for Sire Records.
Worked at major management company Tim Neece Management where we represented Bruce Hornsby, the Posies, Rickie Lee Jones, Charlie Sexton, the Origin, Leon Russell, Grapes of Wrath, Big Star, Martha Davis, etc. Through our own management company (Starkravin') managed J/RCA recording artist happyendings.
Musicians Institute instructor.
License: To practice before all courts in the State of California and the US District Courts.
Publications: Over 75 published articles on the music business in magazines and books including, Alternative Press, Audities, Amplifier, Rock City News, Music Scene, Discoveries, Night Moves, Factor X, Synth Music Network, Shred, Diamond Hard, Los Angeles Lawyer, MIDEM 2001, Billboard Encyclopedia of Record Producers, Audities Pop Encyclopedia, songwriteruniverse.com, JPFolks.com, thelamusicscene.com, indie-connections.com, "Million Dollar Mistakes", "The Music Powers".
Awards: 1995 and 2006 Los Angeles Music Awards "Attorney of the Year"; 2004 Pepperdine Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Law Excellence In Entrepreneurship and Entertainment Law Award; Gold and Platinum records for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; Platinum record award for Dixie Chicks; Gold record award for Tracy Byrd; Platinum record award for soundtrack to "Above the Rim"; Gold record award for Sparkle; Gold record award for 311; Gold record award for Guns n' Roses; Platinum record award for Afroman; Gold record award for the soundtrack to "Swingers"; Platinum record award for Cher; Gold record award for Mya; Platinum record award for Eagles; Gold record award for Khia; Gold record award for Anita Baker; Gold record award for the soundtrack to "That's So Raven"; Gold record award for Alicia Keys; Platinum record award for Mary J Blige; Platinum record award for 50 cent; Gold record award for Nine Inch Nails; Platinum record award for Keyshia Cole; Gold record award for Sean Kingston; Platinum record award for Jay Z.
Thanks for the friendship and Happy Holidays! Are you picking up any new clients and how's biz for you? Respectfully yours, Daniel Hicks - Flutist for BlackRaven, The Red Corn Band & Mark Barnes Music
Quick update; Our (BlackRaven) percussionist Will Clipman has just received a Grammy nomination in the "New Age" category for the 51st Grammy Awards 2009! Pathfinder is Will's debut solo release and this is Will's 5Th Grammy nod in 4 years, way cool...
Charles Button (producer and member of BlackRaven) and company took home the "Producer of the Year" award at the Native American Music Awards 2008 for The Red Corn Band - Still No Good... Both Charles and I are members of The Red Corn Band and fronted by Jonathan Joss (voice of John Redcorn on FOX’s King Of The Hill, Comanche Moon, Into The West, Almost Heroes). Also in the band fellow actor Tim Sampson (Member of The Tony Award Winning Cast of The Broadway Stage version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Black Cloud, War Party, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia)
We are starting a "plan of action" to record our 2ND release in early 2009. The core of BlackRaven; me, Charles Button & Will Clipman will be at the helm once again to try to capture the magic for our next album. Accompanied by a stellar cast of musicians to back us up, can't wait...
We are extremely happy and proud of what became of BlackRaven's debut release "First Flight", with 2 nominations at the Native American Music Awards 2007 and 1 nomination at the La Music Awards 2008 and Daniel Hicks performing live at the LA Music Awards on Nov. 20Th was a highlight for us in 2008. With critical national acclaim that we've received, we couldn't of asked for more! Thank You!
Hey Ben McLane! I am interested in getting an good entertainment attorney. I have some money to be collected from my old Record Label that i have not gotten since i was signed in 02. Do you have any good advice for me?