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Orlando Music Lawyer Nick Nanton Recognized for 5-Year Membership in NARAS Home of The Grammy Awards

Nick Nanton, Esq., Orlando music lawyer and voting member of the Grammy® Awards, was recognized this week for his 5-year participation in the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Orlando, Fla.- July 1, 2008- Nick Nanton, Esq., Orlando based music lawyer, recently received recognition for his participation and membership in N.A.R.A.S., The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. N.A.R.A.S. is the governing body of the prestigious Grammy® Awards. Nanton has been an active member since 2001, and has lent his expertise in music law and artist management to the academy via numerous meetings, gatherings and conferences. Nanton spoke on a panel for N.A.R.A.S. as part of their music industry summit at Full Sail University in 2007. Also, since 2006, as part of his membership, Nanton has had the privilege of casting a vote each year for the Grammy® Awards.

Nick Nanton, Esq. said, “Being involved with NARAS and the GRAMMY® Awards has been a dream come true. It has allowed me the opportunity to meet and work with some of my heroes. I just hit the 5 year mark, but I'm eagerly looking forward to the next 50 years!”

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 and the co-author of the book “Celebrity Branding You” as well as the educational course “7 Ways to Make Real Money in the Music Biz” with Bob Baker, author of the best-selling “Guerilla Music Marketing Handbook.” For more information about Nanton visit http://www.NickNanton.com

About The Grammy® Awards:

Nearing 50 years of celebrating music through the GRAMMY® Awards, The Recording Academy continues its rich legacy and ongoing growth as the premier outlet for honoring achievements in the recording arts and supporting the music community.

The GRAMMYs® are the only peer-presented award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position.
In an ever-changing music environment, The Recording Academy looks forward to the new opportunities of a growing organization. Over the last decade particularly, the Academy has expanded its goals from the important work of recognizing the best in music through the GRAMMY® Awards to establishing itself as the preeminent arts advocacy and outreach organization in the country. The Academy's mission statement is simple, but represents the heart and soul of the organization's efforts: to positively impact the lives of musicians, industry members and our society at large.

The Academy can be proud of its accomplishments on behalf of its constituency. Through the efforts of the volunteer leadership and the capable professional staff, the music community, music lovers and inheritors of America's great cultural legacy are reaping the benefit.