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..
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