John P. Kellogg

John P. Kellogg, Esq., Assistant Chair of Music Business Management at Berklee College of Music, and entertainment lawyer, is a former vocalist with Cameo. He has represented Levert, The O’Jays, Eddie Levert, Sr., LSG, Stat Quo of Shady/Aftermath Records, G-Dep of Bad Boy Records, and the late R&B artist Gerald Levert. The author of Take Care of Your Music Business, in addition to numerous legal articles and editorials, he has been profiled in Billboard, Ebony, and Jet magazines. Named to Ebony magazine’s Power 150 list of African-American Organization Leaders, Kellogg is seated on the Board of Directors of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association. An inductee into the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyer’s Association Hall of Fame, he provides radio commentary on Power 620 AM, serves as a judge on Emmy-award winning Community Auditions, and reports about music industry issues on radio and television. His client list includes saxophonist Walter Beasley, Internet sensation Emily Luther, composer Bill Banfield, gospel artist Jason Champion, and Eddie Levert of The O’Jays. He received a bachelor of arts degree in political science, a master of science degree in television and radio at Syracuse University and the Newhouse School of Communication, and his juris doctor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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