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Ben McLane

Just Plain Mentor Ben McLane has represented or represents various independent entertainment companies in the Los Angeles are, including, Sin Drome Records, Hep Cat Records, Frontline Records, Rotten Records, Eclipse Records, Damian Music, Thump Records, World Movement Records, Oglio Records, Rescue Records, Solid Discs Records, Megatone Records, Rude Records, Black Orchid Records, Audities Records, Gonzo Records, First Quake Entertainment, Dance 2000 Records, Pinch Hit Records, Headliner Records, the Goldbar Entertainment Film Company, as well as several respected bands, producers and managers.

Some of his recent deals include: The band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to Capitol/EMI Records and Interscope, Warner Brothers Records Soundtrack for "Party of Five," Hollywood Records Soundtrack for "Swingers," and house band for Fox TV "The Big Deal"; the band Big Six to Mai Tai/Mercury; solo artist Gilby Clarke (of Guns & Roses) to JVC, SPV, Paradigm and Pavement/Mercury; Marty Balin (of Jefferson Starship) to Solid Disc/Navarre; the band Bolt Upright to Sony/550; the artist Teddy Bear to Hollywood Records; songwriter Claudia Brant to Peer Music; the band Soup to Steve Records,; the band Funland to Crystal Clear Sound Records; the band Warehouse to Quality Records; solo artist Mike Whittaker to Brajo Records; solo artist Carla Sanders to the Solar Music Group; the band London After Midnight to BMG; the band Brainwash Projects to Reverend G Records; solo artist Robby Longley to North Star Records; the band Purr Machine to Cargo/MCA Records; Lori Lieberman to Pope Records.

Ben has over 60 published articles on the music business. He has been a columnist for Audities, Amplifier, Rock City News, Music Scene, Discoveries, Night Moves, Factor X, Synth Music Network, Shred, Diamond Hard and Los Angeles Lawyer.

Ben's recent Awards include: 1995 Los Angeles Music Awards "Attorney of the Year"; gold and platinum records for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Ben is the artist manager for the band majority DOG and has worked in legal and business affairs at Rhino Records and Priority Records. Ben also worked for major management company Tim Neece Management, where the clients included Bruce Hornsby, the Posies, Rickie Lee Jones, Charlie Sexton, the Origin, Leon Russell, Grapes of Wrath and many others.

Other Clients of Ben McLane include: Greg Ladanyi (Producer for Fleetwood Mac, Don Henley); Eddy Offord (producer for Yes, 311); Stevie B (RCA #1 recording artist); Susan Gibson (writer of #1 hit "Wide Open Spaces" for Dixie Chicks); Ghetto Hippie (rapper/writer on 1996 Top 40 hit "Ridin' Low"); DFC (Atlantic/Big Beat); Larry Tagg (of Bourgeois/Tagg); Slingbacks (Virgin); Beat Angels (Epiphany); Red Letter Day; Hummingfish; The Jennys; The End; Sky Cappelletti; 4-U; Ultraviolet Eye; Formula; Spies; The Big Six; 5th Business; Persuasions; Groobees.

Ben acts as a full service entertainment law firm (e.g., negotiate industry contracts, shop deals, litigation, copyrights, trademarks, set up businesses, corporations, partnerships, etc.)

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