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John Rolfe is a transactional entertainment lawyer with more than 25 years of in-house and private practice experience in the music and entertainment industry. He regularly drafts and negotiates a wide variety of entertainment related agreements on behalf of his clients, including music catalog acquisition agreements, major and independent label producer/artist agreements; independent label distribution agreements; exclusive songwriter, co-publishing and sub-publishing agreements; management agreements; recording contracts; and intellectual property licenses.

John’s diverse client base includes songwriters, music publishers, recording artists, record labels, producers, managers, distributors, administrators and book authors, among others.


  • University of Mississippi, B.S.
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama
  • Tennessee


  • Former Board Member, Copyright Society of the South
  • Sterling Member, Country Music Association
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member, Nashville Bar Association
  • Member, Alabama Bar Association