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Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd’s Blockchain practice, John focused primarily on transactional entertainment law. A former professional musician, John represented numerous Grammy-winning and RIAA certified gold and platinum artists in a variety of transactional matters, in addition to representing business clients in corporate, lending, and finance matters.

From 2017 until early 2022, John served as President of international independent record labels Rounder Records and Concord Records for Concord, one of the largest independent entertainment companies in the world. Throughout his career in business and law practice, John has focused on issues arising at the intersection of technology and creative industries.

Other Info About John


Legal Work Highlights

Extensive experience in music industry matters, including artist representation, catalogue sales, and business planning.

Specialization in matters of intellectual property, primarily copyright and trademark.

General corporate, advising clients on matters of business planning, formation, and documentation.

Secured lending, including real estate and intellectual property portfolios.


Law School

Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 2004, Magna Cum Laude

Undergraduate School

University of Alabama at Birmingham, BA History, 2001, Cum Laude

Bar Memberships

John is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Tennessee, 2012

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Board of Directors, Americana Music Association, Board of Directors, Leadership Music

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