Orlando Music Lawyer Nick Nanton, Esq. Chosen to Represent the Island of Barbados at MIDEM
Nick Nanton, Esq., Orlando Music Lawyer, has recently been chosen as one of 12 delegates to represent the Island of Barbados at MIDEM, the world’s premier music conference, in Cannes, France.
Orlando, Fla. – January 7, 2009– Nick Nanton, Esq., Orlando based music lawyer, was recently selected by the Barbados government to represent the island at this year’s MIDEM Music Festival in Cannes, France, taking place on January 18-21, 2009. Nanton was chosen by Invest Barbados, which was created by the government of Barbados to be responsible for attracting, winning and sustaining international investment for Barbados.
Nick Nanton, Esq. will be one of 12 delegates representing Barbados attending the MIDEM festival later this month, which has become one of the world’s largest and most respected music and business conventions. Nanton, who was born in Barbados and has family roots that run through Barbados dating back to the 1600’s, has been working with the act “Kite” from the island since 2005 and has given the island recognition through the worldwide licensing of Kite’s music in film and television. Nanton was chosen for his unique blend of expertise in music, business and marketing. Nanton is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and votes on the annual GRAMMY® awards, an award-winning songwriter and record producer, and spent much of his career as an artist manager.
MIDEM consists of a tradeshow, conferences and concerts over a 4-day period. The MIDEM tradeshow is where all the music sectors get face-to-face and do business, analyze trends and build alliances. The conferences offer panels and workshops providing top-level discussions and ideas. The most intriguing aspect of MIDEM is the enormous amount of musical talent gathered for a series of live performances, promotion and networking. For music showcases, MIDEM carefully selects bands with high export potential. Showcases strongly contribute to artists’ development and allow delegates to discover or promote artists.
Nick Nanton, Esq. said, “I am thrilled and honored to be chosen to represent Barbados at this enormous event! MIDEM is the ‘cream of the crop” when it comes to music industry movers and shakers, as well as some of the world’s best up and coming music talents. MIDEM also offers an opportunity for the global music community to meet face to face to continue tearing down borders and building alliances through the universal language of music.”
For more information about MIDEM visit http://www.midem.com
About Nick Nanton, Esq.:
Nick Nanton, Esq. is a music attorney with more than a decade of experience in the entertainment industry. He is an award-winning songwriter and producer, and spent much of his career as an artist manager. Nanton has been a member of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences since 2001 and casts a vote on the Annual GRAMMY® Awards. Nanton is the managing partner of the law firm Dicks & Nanton, PA. For more information about Nanton visit http://www.DicksNantonLaw.com or http://www.NickNanton.com.
Kite are from the small Caribbean island of Barbados and have been strutting their stuff since 2004, receiving wide radio airplay and developing a large, loyal following through their live performances.
Kite got together in Barbados in 2003 and after their honorable mention at the Billboard World Songwriting Contest in 2003, they released of their debut album, ‘Up In The Air’, in 2004 and got consistent regional radio airplay from then on. ‘Up In The Air’ saw them working with top Caribbean producer Jeremy Harding (Sean Paul producer/manager). The spot-on combination of big, radio-ready songs and use of steel pan and ‘vintage’ Reggae guitar in their ‘iLandRock’ sound made a big impression on the booming music scene in the Caribbean. They just didn’t sound like anybody else. They just sounded right (or ‘tight’, as they say in the Caribbean’).
Kite headlined Culture Shock, the Caribbean’s premier international pop/rock festival on the beach in Bridgetown, Barbados featuring bands from the U.S.A., Canada, The U.K., Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados. They also returned in from the Florida Music Festival where they were the only band from outside North America selected to showcase and after their performance were signed to a deal by RipTide Music from LA.
Kite’s song ‘Firefly’ then featured on US television CBS’ show ‘Ghost Whisperer’; ‘Wake Up’ and ‘Up In The Air’ featured on Canadian TV show ‘Degrassi’ in 2007; In 2008 ‘Firefly’ was featured on the trailer for the movie ‘The Stone Angel’ (starring Oscar Winner Ellen Burstyn and Academy Award Nominee Ellen Page) and later in 2008 on CBS Prime Time show ‘Jericho’. Their new album, ‘Thirteen Degrees North’, has completely set them apart in the Caribbean and includes videos to ‘Firefly’ and ‘Light From A Dead Star’ which can be viewed on their MySpace Page
Kite’s music continues to grow, with their song ‘Fading Fast’ featuring Barbadian rapper Billy Kincaid receiving airplay on BBC’s 1Extra radio show, and ‘Firefly’ charting at #21 on the Garageband Pop/Rock charts during 2008.
Kite are currently recording their new EP, ‘Drive-In of Dreams’, and play support for James Blunt on January 14, 2009.
For more information, please visit http://www.kitesound.com
About Invest Barbados:
The Barbados Government has created Invest Barbados (IB) to assist the country to become even more responsive in a competitive international environment. IB is now responsible for attracting, winning and sustaining international investment for Barbados; unleashing the export potential of the indigenous services sector; and helping to develop and manage the Barbados Brand. For more information, visit http://www.investbarbados.org