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April 19, 2023

Wahl Speaks at Elmhurst University's Women in Music Panel Discussion

Partner Michelle M. Wahl spoke at Elmhurst University’s “Women in Music” panel discussion on March 16. She addressed her extensive experience in the music business and participated in a Q&A following the discussion.

Wahl provided insight on a variety of topics, including challenges facing women in the music industry, work/life balance, and the importance of collaborating with other female music industry professionals to promote diversity, inclusion, and equality in the music business. As an active mentor of the GRAMMY U Mentorship program, Wahl was also able to reconnect with one of her program mentees who attends the University.  

The GRAMMY U Mentorship program connects college students with the industry's brightest and most talented minds and provides aspiring professionals with the tools and opportunities necessary to start a career in music. Throughout each semester, the GRAMMY U Mentorship program hosts events and special programs on all facets of the industry, which helps to ensure the next generation of music industry professionals flourish.

Michelle M. Wahl is a Partner at Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP and focuses her practice on intellectual property and entertainment matters, where she diligently represents a wide range of songwriters, artists, producers, and other creative individuals and entertainment-related businesses. With a Masters of Law in Intellectual Property, Michelle is Vice Chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Practice Group and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation and Transactional Services Practice Group. Learn more about Michelle and her practice here.

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