Bone McAllester Norton has hired an attorney and accomplished musician to lead its entertainment law group.
Stephanie R. Taylor, a classically trained violinist and country/bluegrass fiddle player, joins Bone McAllester after running her own local firm. Taylor represents artists and music industry professionals and negotiates entertainment industry contracts for artists, as well as licensing and distribution deals for original television programs. She has been a professor of music business at Middle Tennessee State University and directed MTSU’s Recording Industry Exchange program with Russia.
“We are pleased to announce Stephanie in her new role. She brings experience and a vast knowledge of the entertainment industry and has an excellent track record in her representation of clients in the business," said Charles W. Bone, firm chairman.
Taylor earned her law degree and bachelor's in music education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received master's degree in business administration with an emphasis on music business from Belmont University.
Taylor's musical career has included eight years as a contract violinist with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra in Lincoln Nebraska, and she has played with numerous big-name musicians, including with Grammy nominated Chris Young, award winning singers/songwriters Billy Yates and Billy Falcon, bluegrass talent Dana Romanello and country duo Joey and Rory. She was recently inducted into the South Dakota Old Time Fiddlers Hall of Fame.