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Shawn R. Nolan, Esq

Shawn R. Nolan, Esq.

In the early 90s after attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and spending time in the trenches of college radio and local record labels, Shawn began his career in the music industry as the manager for the seminal indie rock band Archers of Loaf. In the late 90s Shawn was employed by Mammoth Records, a joint venture with Buena Vista Music Group, in the A&R department and as the Director of Film/TV licensing. In 2000 he moved to Seattle to take the position of VP of International Marketing & Distribution and Creative Director of Film / TV licensing at Sub Pop Records. There he had the pleasure of working directly with acts such as the Shins, Iron & Wine, Postal Service, Low, Mudhoney, The Constantines and Fruit Bats. While in Seattle he served on the Grammy Association Pacific NW Board of Governors and founded the Musicians Resource Center – an organization whose purpose was to educate musicians and other music industry hopefuls in the customs and practices of various areas of the music industry through the bi-monthly presentation of panel discussions led by national experts. Shawn moved back to the Southeast in 2005 to attend law school at Georgia State University College of Law where he excelled in Intellectual Property law. While in law school, Shawn clerked at Jonathan E. Leonard, P.C., a firm that represents pop and urban artists, producers, writers, publishing companies and record labels. Shawn’s law practice focuses primarily on representation of writers, publishers, record labels, recording artists and other entertainment based companies. Some of Shawn’s clients include MERGE Records, Metz, The AV Club, Kill the Noise, EMA, Basia Bulat, Crooked Fingers, Mount Moriah and Lost in the Trees. He lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife, Laura, and their two children, Watts and Andie.