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Ben C. McLane, Esq - Profile

Education: Law Degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA. Undergraduate degree BS from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.

Experience: Worked in legal and business affairs at Rhino Records and Priority Records and head of business affairs/CFO for JWP-USA/BMG Records. Talent scout for Sire Records.

Worked at major management company Tim Neece Management where we represented Bruce Hornsby, the Posies, Rickie Lee Jones, Charlie Sexton, the Origin, Leon Russell, Grapes of Wrath, Big Star, Martha Davis, etc. Through our own management company (Starkravin') managed J/RCA recording artist happyendings.

Musicians Institute instructor.
Los Angeles College of Music instructor.
Music Business Expert Witness.

License: To practice before all courts in the State of California and the US District Courts.

Publications: Over 200 published articles on the music business in magazines, books and blogs including, Alternative Press, Audities, Amplifier, Rock City News, Music Scene, Discoveries, Night Moves, Factor X, Synth Music Network, Shred, Diamond Hard, Los Angeles Lawyer, MIDEM 2001, Billboard Encyclopedia of Record Producers, Audities Pop Encyclopedia,,,,, "Million Dollar Mistakes", "The Music Powers", "It All Begins With the Music", "One Answers to 50 Questions on the Music Business", "The Musicians Handbook", "Business Basics for Musicians", "Indies Guide to Music Licensing".

Entertainment Expert Contributor to: Rolling Stone, NPR

Press: Frequent contributor/interviewee on/to radio/television and in print and online media.

Articles: Click for music business articles written by Ben McLane.

Speaker: Frequent speaker at numerous music and entertainment/media conferences worldwide, including SXSW, NAMM, Folk Music Summit, Vegas Music Summit, Folk Alliance, You Bloom.

Awards: 1995 and 2006 Los Angeles Music Awards "Attorney of the Year"; 2004 Pepperdine Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Law Excellence In Entrepreneurship and Entertainment Law Award; Gold and Platinum records for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; Platinum record award for Dixie Chicks; Gold record award for Tracy Byrd; Platinum record award for soundtrack to "Above the Rim"; Gold record award for Sparkle; Gold record award for 311; Gold record award for Guns n' Roses; Platinum record award for Afroman; Gold record award for the soundtrack to "Swingers"; Platinum record award for Cher; Gold record award for Mya; Platinum record award for Eagles; Gold record award for Khia; Gold record award for Anita Baker; Gold record award for the soundtrack to "That's So Raven"; Gold record award for Alicia Keys; Platinum record award for Mary J Blige; Platinum record award for 50 cent; Gold record award for Nine Inch Nails; Platinum record award for Keyshia Cole; Gold record award for Sean Kingston; Platinum record award for Jay Z, Gold record award for "Glee" soundtrack; Gold record for Selena Gomez.

Notable Projects: Participated in numerous and diverse projects involving, but not limited to, legendary artists such as Weezer, Fifty Cent, Doors, Puff Daddy, No Doubt, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, Tony Iommi, Bonnie Raitt, Cher, Eagles, J Lo, Phish, Roots, Shaggy, Yellowcard, Vladamir Horowitz, Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams, Ben Harper, Guns & Roses, Jeff Beck, Flaming Lips, Sixpence None The Richer, Eva Cassidy, Rooney, Dashboard Confessional, Black Eyed Peas, Dixie Chicks, Beau Brummels, Beatles, Bobby Caldwell, Martina McBride, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Frank Zappa, Brewer & Shipley, Badfinger, Gloria Estefan, U2, Pearl Jam, Richie Valens, Bon Jovi, Diane Warren, Dio, Faith Hill, Madonna, Tim McGraw, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Little Steven, Kurtis Blow, Big Star, Gap Band, Big Daddy Kane, Tu Pac, Wilson-Phillips, Alice Cooper, Yanni, Whitney Houston, Barry Manilow, Motorhead, Dr John, Thelonius Monk, Mary J. Blige, Anita Baker, Naughty By Nature, Ying Yang Twins, Melissa Manchester, Chicago, Heart, The Bronx, Nancy Sinatra, Christina Milian, Boyz II Men, Dr Dre, Knack, Jay Z, Frankie Avalon, Hank Ballard, Little Anthony, Nine Inch Nails, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Bob Rock, Howard Benson, Henry Stone, Lifehouse, Carson Daly, Randy Jackson (of American Idol), System of A Down, Rihanna, Goldfinger, Elvis, Daddy Yankee, Nina Simone, Peabo Bryson, Patrice Rushen, Buckethead, Frank Sinatra, Enrique Iglesias, Max Martin, Eddie Money, Iggy Pop, Lil Jon, Josh Groban, Steve Rifkin, Jackie DeShannon, Robbie Nevil, Santana, Paul Oakenfold, Gene Simmons, Warped Tour, Brad Pitt, Hanson, Menudo, Bay City Rollers, Joel Dorn, Donovan, Sonic Youth, Sweet, Lee Scratch Perry, Lionel Hampton, Sun Records, Rock Band Videogame, American Idol, Gossip Girl, Don Gilmore, Tom Jones, Fall Out Boy, Rupert Holmes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sublime, MTV, Katy Perry, David Foster, DeLeo Brothers (Stone Temple Pilots), Gram Parsons, John Doe, Maria McKee, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Richard Thompson, John Feldman, Woodstock (40th Anniversary), Vanilla Ice, Hiromi, Miley Cyrus, NWA, Ice Cube, Secondhand Serenade, Andrew WK, Death Row, Demi Lovato, Snoop Dogg, Adam Lambert, John Waite, Britney Spears, Jonas Bros., Kool and the Gang, Cirque du Soleil, Foreigner, Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne, Willie Nelson, Michael Jackson, R Kelly, Evanescence, Red One, The Band Perry, The Winans, The Runaways, J Cole, The Voice, Emotions, Steven Adler (of Guns & Roses), Wiz Khalifa, American Idol, The Voice and X Factor contestants, Bay City Rollers, Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods, Lupe Fiasco, Animals, Sevendust, Badfinger, David Lynch, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Hudson, Backstreet Boys, Frank Ocean, Buck Cherry, Lil' Wayne, Michael Bolton, Swollen Members, Grateful Dead, Janet Jackson, YG, Tupac, Vice, Judy Collins, Stephen Stills, Migos, Blink 182, Big Sean, Jake Paul, Logan Paul, Struts, Everlast, Cardi B, Bebe Rexha, George Clinton, Kiss, Korn, Jeezy, Megadeth, Cash Money, Right Said Fred, Spinners, Starset, Usher, Prince, Oliver Tree, Bruce Springsteen and Five Seconds of Summer.

Venice Antoinette Wong, Esq - Profile

Education: Law Degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA.; Undergraduate degree BA in sociology, with an emphasis in political sociology, from UCLA

Experience: Ventura County District Attorney Office; Law Offices of Errol Berk; Law Offices of Nancy Swanson; California Lawyers' for the Arts

License: To practice before all courts in the State of California and the US District Courts

QUEENIE4EVER Clothing Design Company: Queenie4ever is a successful global fashion brand and clothing design company created by Los Angeles Music lawyer Venice Wong and her daughter Tatiana Mclane in 2002 inspired by the then 9 year Tatiana's creative and entrepreneurial spirit to sell her fashion designs to entertainers and celebrities. The company has since expanded to include graphic t-shirts, party dresses, and custom designs for stage, photo/video shoots, and red carpet events. Frankie Clarke is the Queenie4ever muse/model. She is best known as the namesake for iconic denim brand Frankie B. created by her mom Daniella Clarke and her Dad is Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke. Queenie4ever works with professional teen photographers who have grown up in entertainment including teen photographer Ali Gilliams who is the younger sister of Queenie4ever celebrity supporter actress Melissa Joan Hart, and teen photographer Harley Benson who also grew up in entertainment as the daughter of record producer Howard Benson and Harley's mother music publisher Monica Benson. Today, Tatiana presides over the Queenie4ever fashion kingdom as head fashion designer and spokesmodel. Tatiana has been featured as one of the youngest fashion designers invited to present her collection on the runway during L.A. Fashion Week Oct 2009 and 2010 as well as featured in numerous press and media such as L.A. Weekly, L.A. Talk Radio, KTLA, Calabasas Magazine, Venus Girl of the Month Venuszine Magazine, Apparel News, etc. Venice is Tatiana's personal manager and is head of Queenie4ever business and legal affairs. Together Venice Wong and Tatiana Mclane are known as the Queeniegirls. Tatiana is considered a positive role model for young girls inspiring them to follow their dreams as she has been following her dream to be a successful fashion designer and entrepreneur since the young age of 9. Queenie4ever gives back to the community by supporting numerous non profit organizations including A Place Called Home, P.A.L.S. Theater Arts Scholarships, St. Mel Angels Way Maternity Home, Dorough Lupus Foundation.

Please contact Queenie4ever for all inquiries regarding wholesale, custom design pieces, image or wardrobe styling services at

Queenie4ever Celebrity Roster:

Howie Dorough - Backstreet Boys
Nick Carter - Backstreet Boys
Aaron Carter
J C Chasez - N'Sync
Tyler Connolly - Theory Of A Deadman
Wayne "Pocket Rocket" McCullough Olympic Champion Boxer
Toots Hibbert Toots & the Maytals
Shin Koyamada
Curt Smith Tears For Fears daughters Diva Smith & Wilder Smith
Bryce Soderberg - Lifehouse
Kevin Ridel - AM Radio
Forest Whitaker wife Keisha Whitaker & daughter True Whitaker
Ricky G. - No Authority
Brian Austin Green son Kassius Green
Tony Kanal - No Doubt
Melissa Joan Hart
Jessica Simpson
Hilary Duff
Vanessa Marcil & son Kassius Green
Macy Gray
Missy Elliott
Ming-Na & daughter Michaela
Sasha Cohen
Gwen Stefani
Paris Hilton
Autumn Reeser
Christa Campbell
Daveigh Chase
Annie Duke
Michelle Branch
Brittany Flickinger
Tarina Tarantino & daughters Chloe & Sophie
Cynthia Rowley
Frankie Clarke Queenie4ever muse/model
Andrea Bowman
Evanna Lynch
Carissa Phelps
G.B.F. Movie (costume)

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