EDM Power Players 2014: Ed Shapiro, Partner at Reed Smith

Shapiro, a partner in the New York office of the Reed Smith law firm, landed Kaskade as a client more than a decade ago, and has since represented a dozen top DJs including Eric Prydz, Above & Beyond and Adventure Club. Shapiro, 47, negotiates Las Vegas residency deals for his biggest DJs, sets up brand endorsement deals and handles the more traditional music-industry lawyer chores like negotiating record and music publishing agreements. As DJ clients achieve more mainstream success, so grows the power of Shapiro.

Number: Kaskade has sold 2.3 million track downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.


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