Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Austen Adams (Of Counsel, Music Row – Nashville) has been selected as a member of the Leadership Music historic 30th Class of 2019. The group is composed of 45 industry leaders from across the country.

"I'm honored to be selected for Leadership Music and I look forward to working with my colleagues in the industry to learn even more about the intricacies of the music business so that I can apply it to my clients' legal needs," said Austen.

Founded in 1989 by 12 music industry alumni, Leadership Music is an annual program designed to create a forum for recognized music industry leaders to learn as they deep-dive into almost every segment of the music business, while identifying and exploring issues currently affecting the music industry; and to provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences while building lasting relationships with classmates and alumni in all areas within or related to the music industry. To learn more, please visit www.leadershipmusic.org.

Austen represents and advises recording artists, songwriters, producers, artist managers, music publishers, executives, and other music industry professionals. He has a wide range of experience, including structuring and negotiating a variety of agreements ranging from recording, music publishing, copyright administration, live performance, joint venture, licensing, merchandising, asset purchase, employment, and production and distribution deals. He is a member of the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, and The Recording Academy. Austen is recognized as a leader in his field by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America.