Noah McPike

Noah McPike

Attorney Noah McPike has spent his entire career practicing entertainment, corporate and intellectual property law on Nashville’s famed Music Row. McPike’s tireless work ethic, negotiation style and legal acumen have earned him a reputation as one of Music Row’s premier attorneys as well as a high-profile client list comprised of established and up-and-coming artists, songwriters, producers, publishers, managers and entertainment companies. Attorney McPike is also a frequent speaker on legal and music related topics at colleges, law schools and conferences throughout the United States and abroad.

Prior to joining Dickinson-Wright, McPike, a Maine native, was a partner at a boutique entertainment law firm in Nashville. While earning his J.D. at the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) McPike worked as a student attorney in the school’s Intellectual Property & Transaction Clinic. In college, at the College of the Holy Cross, Noah interned for NBC’s Meet the Press with the late Tim Russert in Washington, D.C.

Education & Credentials


College of the Holy Cross

B.A., Double Major in Political Science and Religious Studies

University of New Hampshire School of Law (Franklin Pierce)


Bar Admission

  • Tennessee


  • Listed in Chambers USA 
  • Listed in MusicRow’s InCharge Directory of Nashville’s Music Industry Decision Makers 
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Star (Mid-South), 2014-2016
  • Honorary Member, UMKC Entertainment & Sports Law Society

Prominent Assignments

Represents multiple GRAMMY/CMA/ACM and other industry award winners.

Represents artist clients that have collectively sold more than 25 million albums worldwide.

Represents a multitude of #1 songwriters and music producers.

Professional Involvement

  • Tennessee Bar Association Sports and Entertainment Law Section, Executive Counsel
  • Copyright Society of the South


  • Moderator, “From Songwriter to Publisher: Legal Aspects of Starting Your Own Publishing Company,” Music Biz, Nashville, TN (2019) 

  • Panelist, “The Music Industry: What Keeps In-House Counsel Up at Night?” International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)Midyear Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA (2019)

  • Panelist, “Know the Deal: The Ins and Outs of Publishing Contracts,” Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP)Panel, Nashville, TN (2018)

  • Speaker/Moderator, “The Modern Approach to Artist Development: From Self Release to Major Label and Everywhere In-between," Music Biz (2018)    
  • Panelist, “Cocktails & Contracts,” WME, Nashville, TN (2017)
  • Panelist, “Planning, Operations, Security and Insurance Issues for Lawyers Working on Mass Events in Music and Sports,” Nashville Bar Association’s Annual Entertainment, Sports and Media CLE, Nashville, TN (2017) 
  • Panelist, “Why Publishing Is Key for Songwriters & Performers,” SXSW® Conference, Austin, TX (2016)
  • Moderator, "An Insider’s Perspective: Negotiating a Publishing Deal Point-by-Point," Tennessee Bar Entertainment & Sports Forum, Nashville, TN (2015)
  • Panelist, "Entertainment Law Panel," Music & Entertainment Law Symposium, University of Illinois College of Law, Champagne, IL (2015)
  • Speaker, "Make (or Break) Your Business: Tips For Building Your Music Business," Immerse 2013, Nashville, TN (2013)
  • Panelist, "Modern Producer Deals: Negotiation Tactics and Opportunities," 24th Annual North American Entertainment, Sports, and Intellectual Property Law Conference, Cancun, Mexico (2012)
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