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Nashville Music Row Partner and firm Entertainment and New Media Team Leader Linda Edell Howard has been named to Billboard’s Women in Music 2016: 100 Most Powerful Executives.

From making records to protecting rights, negotiating contracts to discovering talent, the female executives included on Billboard’s 2016 Women in Music list represent the best of today’s dealmakers, influencers and tastemakers. This year, in addition to categories for labels, publishing, live music, agencies, digital, media, branding, management and performance rights organizations, Billboard editors highlighted a group music attorneys and public relations executives for whom 2016 was especially busy.

At Adams and Reese, Edell Howard leads the firm’s Entertainment and New Media Team and is a partner in the firm’s Nashville Music Row office. Her transaction-based practice focuses on entertainment and new technology contracts, practices and procedures, as well as new platform strategies, social network business transactions, advocacy for creators and protection for copyright and other rights holders.

Also in 2016, Edell Howard was named a Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" (by BL Rankings, LLC) in Nashville in Entertainment Law - Music and has been included among the Best Lawyers® (by BL Rankings, LLC) in Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Law since 2006. She is listed in Chambers USA as a leader in the area of Media and Entertainment and has been recognized among Mid-South Super Lawyers® (by Thomson Reuters) in Entertainment and Sports since 2006.