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BEN McLANE, L.A Songwriter's Network guest for May 7, 2003, is the rep for Gilby Clarke, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Marty Balin, Ralph Tresvant, P.O.D., LL Cool J, Brian Austin Green, and many more.

He’s got gold & platinum records on the walls for everyone from the Dixie Chicks to the soundtrack for “Above The Rim”.

The LA Music awards attorney of the year.

Worked with Rhino, Priority & BMG. His site: www.benmclane.com, is an amazing resource unto itself, and a great place to start your professional journey into the industry, where his posted articles provide so much information, sometimes rivaling some PRICEY seminars that have been mass-advertised around the industry!

This time around, as L.A. Songwriter's Network guest - He’s coming to share his knowledge, answer your questions & listen to your stuff…FREE! Hey - Anyone that gives this much away is someone you NEED on YOUR side!

To PREPARE for this information packed seminar, PLEASE read the articles on his site prior to coming... so you don’t ask redundant questions... then you’ll have some serious specific questions to bring. Answers that usually cost money. Sometimes big money - if you make a lot of mistakes along the way!

Bring your demos & lyric sheets too. If he likes what he hears, you might be next on that client list!


BEN McLANE - 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.

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, etc.

License: To practice before all courts in the State of California and the US District Courts.

Publications: Over 60 published articles on the music business, including, 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.

Awards: 1995 Los Angeles Music Awards "Attorney of the Year"; 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".


Ben McLane @ SongNet


May 7th, 7:30 PM
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake Ave
Altadena, CA.

2 miles North of the 210 fwy off @ Lake

www.songnet.org for more info