Nick Nanton, Esq., personal branding expert and co-founder of the Celebrity Branding Agency®, was recently featured in an Orlando Sentinel article about the importance of artists having an entertainment attorney
Orlando, Fla. – March 5, 2010 – Best-selling author, Nick Nanton, Esq., The Celebrity Lawyer and co-founder of the Celebrity Branding Agency®, was recently quoted in an Orlando Sentinel article titled, “Showbiz Dreams? You’re Going to Need a Lawyer,” written by Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel Movie Critic. The article stressed the importance of entertainment lawyers for those aspiring to be successful musicians, writers, actors and so on. Nick is a musician turned-turned-entertainment lawyer based in Orlando, Fla. and has worked with several bands and musicians including Between the Trees, The Black Rabbits, Johnny Bulford, Stan Lynch of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Matt Collins, John McMillan, Michael J, A Day to Remember and others.
In the article, Nick was asked about various aspects of getting started in the entertainment business, and what steps can be taken to protect the artist as they venture into a industry that can sometimes be super-competitive. “Entertainment law is a complicated field for anybody to navigate,” said Nanton. One example given by Nick is as simple as finding out if your band name has already been used. “So many bands I run into have thrown up a Facebook page for their group without even finding out if somebody else got to that name first. Instant interstate trademark infringement problems.”
In addition to the Orlando Sentinel, the article also ran nationwide in such publications as The Chicago Tribune, The California Chronicle and DailyMe.com
Nick Nanton, Esq. is also known as “The Celebrity Lawyer” for his role in developing and marketing business and professional experts into Celebrity Experts in their field to help them gain credibility and recognition for their accomplishments.
The entire article can be found at http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2010-02-28/features/os-law-and-you-entertainment-20100228_1_rowling-writer-s-guild-wizard
About Nick Nanton, Esq.:
Nick Nanton, Esq. is known as “The Celebrity Lawyer” for his role in developing and marketing business and professional experts into Celebrity Experts in their field, through personal branding, to help them gain credibility and recognition for their accomplishments. Nick is recognized as the nation’s leading expert on personal branding, lectures regularly on the topic at the University of Central Florida, and his book Celebrity Branding You® has been selected as the textbook on personal branding at the University.
Nick serves as the Producer of America’s PremierExperts® television show and The Next Big Thing® radio show, both designed to recognize the top Experts in their field and bring their solutions to consumers.
Nick is an award winning songwriter and, the co-author of the best-selling books, Celebrity Branding You!®, Big Ideas for Your Business and Shift Happens. Nick also serves as editor and publisher of Celebrity Press™, a publishing company that produces and releases books by top Business Experts. Nick has been featured in USA Today, The Wall St. Journal, Newsweek, The New York Times, Entrepreneur® Magazine, and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox television affiliates speaking on subjects ranging from branding, marketing and law, to American Idol.
Nick is a member of the Florida Bar, holds a JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, as well as a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida’s prestigious Warrington College of Business. Nick is also a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS, Home to The GRAMMYs) and spends his spare time rooting for the Florida Gators with his wife Kristina, and their two sons, Brock and Bowen. For more information about Nanton visit http://nicknanton.com.