Meller Named to Hollywood’s New Leaders of 2022 List by Variety

Manatt Entertainment Associate John Meller was recognized on Variety’s 2022 list of Hollywood’s New Leaders for his impactful work as an emerging young leader in the music industry.  

This annual list honors the most prominent upcoming leaders in the entertainment industry as they continue to meet the challenges of an continually evolving marketplace. In his profile, Meller was noted for his impactful work across all bases in the music space. The publication highlighted some of his most significant achievements, including: 

  • acting as lead attorney for more than $500 million in catalog acquisitions; 
  • representing Dundee Partners in its $1.1 billion acquisition of Kobalt Capital Limited’s music rights portfolio; and 
  • mentoring law students and attorneys interested in music law. 

Meller expressed his appreciation for Manatt’s long legacy in the music industry, commenting, “Our firm is unique in that we have over 40 years’ experience servicing talent across all areas of legal advice. My practice taps into that unique value proposition.” 

Read his full Variety profile here.  



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