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Jodie Shihadeh: Empowering Artists and Advocating Change

Jodie Shihadeh: Empowering Artists and Advocating Change

Update: 2023-04-10


In this episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, host Jay sits down with Jodie Shihadeh, an entertainment attorney who shares her journey in helping artists navigate the music industry. Jodie discusses her passion for working with creators, addressing industry issues, and activism throughout her life. 🎙️

Join them as they discuss Jodie Shihadeh's incredible journey from playing drums as a teenager to becoming a powerful advocate for artists in the entertainment industry. In this episode, Jodie talks about the importance of fighting for creators' rights and the need to examine the history of recording agreements to address issues like racism and transparency. 🌟

Tune in to hear Jodie's insights on working with teams that support artists and her commitment to making a difference, from women's rights to combating factory farming. Take advantage of this enlightening conversation that explores the intersection of music, social justice, and the importance of having a strong support system in the industry. 💥


💼 "As an entertainment attorney, it's my job to advocate for my clients and make sure they get the best possible deals." - Jodie Shihadeh 💼

🎵 "We need to look at the history of recording agreements and address issues of racism and transparency in the industry to better protect artists' income." - Jodie Shihadeh 🎵

🎨 "Artists play a critical role in shaping the future through their creations, and it's important to help them create work that is worthwhile, happy, and uniting." - Jay 🎨

Key Takeaways:

💪 The importance of advocating for creators in the music industry.

🌟 Addressing historical issues in recording agreements and working towards industry change.

🏆 Building a strong team for artists' long-term career success.

🤝 The role of compassion and empathy in deal-making.

📑 Advice for new artists: build a solid team and hire an entertainment lawyer.

Be sure to subscribe to The Tragedy Academy Podcast, leave a review, and share this episode with friends who would appreciate Jodie's insights on the music industry and her dedication to empowering artists. Join us in exploring the human experience through the lens of tragedy and triumph. Be cool and keep learning. 😎

To learn more about Jodie Shihadeh and her law firm, follow her Instagram handle (@shihadehlaw) and visit her website at Check out her work and commitment to artists in the entertainment industry. 🎉

Thank you for tuning into this powerful episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast with Jodie Shihadeh. Remember to join us next week for another insightful conversation. Be cool and keep learning. 🎧

Artists discussed:

Recording Artist Shenseea:

J White Did It Grammy Award-winning producer:

Steve Aoki Founded Dim Mak Records:

Roy Lenzo: LA-based producer, mixer, and musician. Coproduced Lil Nas X’s Grammy-nominated song “Rodeo” (feat. Cardi B).

Guest Bio: Jodie Shihadeh is the founder of Shihadeh Law P.C., a Los Angeles-based woman-founded and managed full-service boutique music and entertainment transactional law firm representing renowned talent, executives, and companies in the entertainment and media industries worldwide. Jodie specializes in highly sophisticated and cutting-edge deal-making, advising, and strategizing the long-term growth of her clients' careers in all aspects of the entertainment business.

Before opening Shihadeh Law, P.C., Jodie was a Partner at The Davis Firm, Pllc., where she negotiated deals at the highest level for global superstar recording artists, music producers, songwriters, television personalities, management and production companies, professional athletes, and business executives in all areas of the entertainment industry.

Jodie has been regularly honored in Billboard Magazine's Top Music Lawyers, Variety's New York Women's Impact Report 2022, LA Times' 2021 Legal Visionary, and Variety Dealmakers Elite NYC 2018 for her skillful deal-making.

Jodie received her Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law, where she served as President of the Media & Entertainment Law Students Association and Associate Editor of the Intellectual Property Media & Entertainment Law Journal. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Boston College. While at BC, Jodie was an A&R intern at Universal Motown & Republic Group.

Jodie is a member of the State Bar of California and the New York State Bar. She is a wife and mother to a precious 1-year-old baby girl.


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