Attorney Colleen Kelley Joins Dickinson Wright

Colleen Kelley. Photo: Heather Durham

Colleen Kelley, former Senior Director, Legal & Business Affairs for Broadcast Music, Inc. has joined Dickinson Wright, PLLC’s Music Row Office as an Associate.

Licensed in Tennessee and California, Kelley has extensive experience in music licensing and entertainment legal affairs. While working at BMI, Kelley managed the Legal Department’s Business Affairs team, handled infringement and arbitration matters, and worked with the Licensing department providing counsel on various matters. Before that, Kelley gained law firm litigation experience and worked in Licensing and Legal Affairs for ClearBox Rights, LLC in Brentwood, Tennessee.

“I’ve been impressed by Ms. Kelley’s career accomplishments and undeniable skills for some time. Since meeting years ago, we always knew we would eventually work together. She’s become an extremely well-rounded lawyer, and will add quick value for our growing record, film and music publishing practices,” said Derek Crownover, Dickinson Wright’s International Head of Entertainment, Sports and Media Practice Group.

Kelley received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Music Business from Belmont University and her Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California. In 2014 Dickinson Wright opened the Music Row Office with three lawyers and to-date, has 15 lawyers working virtually exclusively in the entertainment, sports and media areas.

Kelley can be reached at [email protected] and (615) 577-9608.


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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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