Dickinson Wright Adds Entertainment Attorney Noah McPike

Noah McPike

Dickinson Wright PLLC has hired Nashville-based entertainment attorney Noah McPike to join the firm’s Music Row office. McPike’s practice not only spans representation of independent and major label artists, writers, producers, and industry executives, but also new media, intellectual property and corporate clients.

McPike’s career work has included representing artists that have collectively sold more than 15 million albums worldwide, securing and negotiating major label/major independent label recording agreements, negotiating touring agreements and asset/catalog purchase agreements, and working extensively with entertainment and corporate clients to develop and protect their intellectual property rights through the procurement and licensing of copyrights and trademarks. Additionally, he has negotiated sponsorship, performance, and distribution and licensing agreements. McPike’s practice also includes corporate formation, and drafting and negotiating investment, operating and joint venture agreements.

“I have known Noah for quite a few years and have not only been friends with him but respected his work when he was on the other side of deals,” said Derek Crownover, Member, International Entertainment, Sports and Media Practice Group Leader. “He and I both gained great experience with Orville Almon in the past too. Noah will be a great addition and team member for our growing group on Music Row and we are very excited to have him here with this great team we are building.”

“I’ve been honored to represent some truly great people in Nashville and the music industry as a whole,” said McPike. “Joining a world class firm like Dickinson Wright, and having access to the firm’s vast array of resources, will allow me to continue providing services to my clients at the highest level. I am both humbled and thrilled to be joining Derek Crownover, a great lawyer and friend, and his amazing team.”

McPike received his law degree at the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center), and his undergraduate degree at the College of the Holy Cross.

McPike is an active member of Copyright Society of the South, has served on the Executive Council for the Tennessee Bar Association Sports and Entertainment Law Section, serves as a volunteer attorney for Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and is a regular speaker on the entertainment CLE circuits. McPike has also won the following awards: Super Lawyers® Rising Star (Mid-South) (2014 – 2016), Team Member award in the U.S. News & World Report®, – Best Lawyers – Tier 1 Law Firm in Entertainment Law – Music (2013 – 2016), and Honorary Member, UMKC Entertainment & Sports Law Society (2011).

McPike can be reached at [email protected] and (615) 577-9607 or at ext. 6607.

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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