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Blog Interview: Statute of Ryanne

Recently, a friend and entertainment attorney from Jackson, Mississippi asked Anna a few questions for her regular "Feature Friday" post on her blog, Statute of Ryanne.  We talked about how she got started in the music biz and also about intellectual property and other music industry experiences:

Ryanne and I met  when I coordinated the Crossroads Film Festival in 2009. She was on the planning committee with me and we had a good bit in common because I was working in music publishing and licensing at Malaco Records and she was in law school at the time.

 Here's a little teaser from her blog feature:

 What made you decide to get into the music field?  I am from a long line of creative types. My Mom’s side is especially rife with talented composers, musicians, writers, filmmakers, and singers — from my great-grandfather who sang and played fiddle and piano, to my grandmother who played piano and was in a gospel radio show band in the 1930s, to my mother who sang in the coffee houses in the 60s.  And that’s just a few examples.  My cousin, John Hilliard, composed music that was performed at President Clinton’s inaugural church service and another cousin, Macon McCalman, was a well-known character actor that appeared in films and sitcoms.  I grew up with songs in my head and began to learn how to sing harmonies from an early age.  So, it was kind of no-brainer that by high school, I was already caught up in it, too.

Thanks, Ryanne, for featuring me on your blog!  You can read the rest here

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