Assistant Director Music Business, Colorado State University
Principal, Music City Counsel & Brand X Management
Adjunct Professor, Belmont University
A member of both the California and Tennessee State Bars, Eric Griffin owns and operates Music City Counsel, a boutique law office based in Nashville. MCC acts as both legal counsel and business consultant to a wide variety of clients. In addition to having a healthy transactional law practice that focuses on entertainment related transactions, the office assists developing businesses in their birth, planning, or ongoing operations. Areas covered by the firm include incorporation, 501(c)(3) compliance, drafting of business plans, branding and brand management, business formation and development, intellectual property, entertainment law, and general counseling and consulting. Past and current clients include Brian McKnight, The Howlin’ Brothers, The Trailer Choir, Muddy Roots Entertainment, Kane’s Kitchen LLC, Novus Content, Inc., The Pharcyde, Robert Chartoff Productions (Ender’s Game, Raging Bull, the Rocky series of films), Nine Yards Entertainment (Monster’s Ball, 2 Fast & 2 Furious, etc.), Wiseman Worldwide (James Woods, Michael Madsen, etc.), as well as various other artists, songwriters, record producers, labels, management companies and publishers.
Mr. Griffin was formerly an artist manager at artist management powerhouse, The Firm, where he serviced clients including Backstreet Boys, Limp Bizkit, Michael Jackson, Korn, Enrique Iglesias, Staind and Ice Cube. His career has included stops at the Endeavor Agency, where he helped establish their independent and foreign financing and production division; AFMA; the Hong Kong law firm of Wilkinson & Grist; Resort Entertainment/Brad Quayle Productions; Fey Concerts; Professional Staging; and Contemporary Services Corporation. Mr. Griffin graduated from The University of Colorado and received his JD from Pepperdine University School of Law.