Melanie Lane Bio

Melanie Lane began her career at the event horizon of the digital music revolution when she accepted her first music industry job at Napster. Although the company had just become a legal entity, she was provided an invaluable lesson in online mass music consumption. From there she went on to work for Bug Music Publishing, a company that would change her life by granting her an immense appreciation for Music Rights. She has also worked for Universal Music Group as a Contract Analyst and Ultra Music as Licensing Manager. In 2020, she launched M Lane Agency which focuses on advising clients and companies on how to make Music Rights work in their favor. Melanie has a deeply profound interest in helping artists navigate their way through the Music Industry. After living in New York for many years, Melanie now resides in Austin and is happy to be a part of its very well-respected music community.

Melanie is an avid world traveler, a long time supporter of Liverpool Football Club, and persistent reader of books about quantum physics and cosmology.

Her favorite albums are:

Beggars Banquet – The Rolling Stones
Face To Face – The Kinks
Lost Souls – Doves
Power Corruption Lies – New Order
Purple Rain – Prince
Modern Life is Rubbish – Blur
Liquid Swords – GZA
Darklands – Jesus And Mary Chain
Meat Is Murder – The Smiths
Disintegration – The Cure
Endtroducing – DJ Shadow
You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine – Death From Above 1979
The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
Loveless – My Bloody Valentine
Mezzanine – Massive Attack
Sound Affects – The Jam
The Bends – Radiohead
Dummy – Portishead

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