Nick Nanton, Esq., Orlando Music Lawyer, recently facilitated the signing of a recording contract between up-and-coming rock band, The Black Rabbits and Rock Ridge Records
Orlando, Fla. – December 20, 2010 – Orlando Music Lawyer and Co-founder of Loud Entertainment, Nick Nanton, Esq., recently inked a record deal between The Black Rabbits, a North Carolina-based rock band, and Rock Ridge Records.
MTV described The Black Rabbits sound as, “if you took Neil Diamond and put him as the lead of Nirvana.” Rock Ridge Music is the ultimate resource for established and developing artists.  Rock Ridge Music already has an impressive roster of artists including Sister Hazel, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Reel Big Fish, Ken Block, The Villains, Quarterfly, Ingram Hill and The Benjy Davis Project, among others.
In addition to being one of Orlando’s premier music and entertainment attorneys, Nick Nanton, Esq. is one of the leading branding consultants in the entertainment and business world. Nick’s expertise on branding and marketing has been sought out and featured in the Los Angeles Times,,, USA Today, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX television affiliates around the country.
Nick is also an award winning songwriter and television producer, as well as a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Home to The GRAMMYs.
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About The Black Rabbits:
The Black Rabbits formed on a hot winter night in Orlando by Jetson & Skyler Black. Little did they know at the time that what they were creating would take on the essence of that warm winter night. “Our music is a bit of an oxymoron,” says lead vocalist Jetson. “It’s loud yet soft, edgy yet pure, it has retro elements and modern ones, it’s both serious and playful at the same time… It’s a kind of like taking Neil Diamond and putting him as the lead of Nirvana.” Consisting of the two brothers along with bassist Reah Smith and organist Kim Drakeley the group accompanies a mix of classic and alternative indie rock elements with influences such as The Who, The Pixies, The White Stripes, and The Doors.
In early 2010, still virtually unknown, the band released their first debut EP produced by Billy Chapin and Stan Lynch of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. The EP peaked at #96 on the CMJ TOP 200 and stayed around for over two months along side huge bands such as The Flaming Lips. As their EP climbed the college radio charts The Black Rabbits scrapped together what cash they could and toured the east coast. “It seemed like every show we played was accompanied by a huge thunder storm; like there was a black cloud following us the whole time,” remarks drummer Skyler Black. Still, that didn’t stop people from showing up and soon after the blogs and indie zines were buzzing. The Miami New Times writes, “There’s a feel-good, timeless bounce to the songs that should appeal to Boomer parents as much as twentysomethings in Converse.” OurStage writes, “Like a train that chugs along and suddenly threatens to go off the tracks, The Black Rabbits brooding, theatrical garage rock makes for an exciting ride.”
During this time The Black Rabbits had garnered some mainstream attention that led them to being invited to play the Grammy Showcase during the Florida Music Fest, interviewed by MTV as an up and coming band, featured on Fox News, as well as being placed in television shows across the networks such as Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Bad Girls. The Black Rabbits recently signed with Rock Ridge Music and are currently gearing up to release their debut full-length album with producers Stan & Billy.
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About Nick Nanton, Esq.:
Nick Nanton, Esq. is known as The Celebrity Lawyer and Agent to the top Celebrity Experts for his role in developing and marketing business and entertainment personalities. Nick is recognized as the nation’s leading expert on personal branding as Fast Company Magazine’s Expert Blogger on the subject and lectures regularly on the topic at the University of Central Florida. His book Celebrity Branding You® has been selected as the textbook on personal branding at the University.
Nick is an award winning songwriter and television producer and has worked on everything from large scale events to television shows with the likes of Bill Cosby, President George H.W. Bush, Brian Tracy, Michael Gerber and many more.
Nick is recognized as one of the top thought leaders in the business world and has co-authored 8 best-selling books, including the breakthrough hit Celebrity Branding You!®.
Nick has been seen in USA Today, The Wall St. Journal, Newsweek, Inc. Magazine, The New York Times, Entrepreneur® Magazine, and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX television affiliates speaking on subjects ranging from branding, marketing and law, to American Idol.
Nick is a member of the Florida Bar, holds a JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, as well as a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business. Nick is a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS, Home to The GRAMMYs), co-founder of the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors, a 4-time Telly Award winner, and spends his spare time working with Young Life, Florida Hospital and rooting for the Florida Gators with his wife Kristina, and their two sons, Brock and Bowen.
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About Rock Ridge Music :
Rock Ridge Music is striving to become the ultimate resource for established and developing artists. Rock Ridge Music is a music services company with 3 main areas of focus:
– A full service record label with distribution through ADA (WMG). Rock Ridge Music can
distribute hard product, digital music and mobile media worldwide.
– Artist management services.  Rock Ridge Music takes a long-term approach to career
management, and encourages artists to trust their instincts and to stay creative.
– Marketing services for clients in music, TV and film. Rock Ridge Marketing services include           new media consulting, project management, and production/creative services consulting.
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