Michael Lehman Southern Blood

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Michael Lehman began his career representing recording artists, producers, song writers, actors and businesses related to entertainment in 1982 and has extensive experience in corporate, media, music, entertainment and advertising industries. His clients have included Roger Daltrey (The Who), Jon Entwistle (The Who), Luther Vandross, Gregg Allman, RUN DMC, Rev Run, WyClef Jean, Phil Ramone, Todd Rundgren, Ben Vereen, Taylor Dayne, and many others. Michael has been successful in utilizing his wide scope of relationships to integrate key corporate brands with heritage music properties. For example, in 2013, Gregg Allman’s “Midnight Rider” was featured in a national Geico commercial; in 2016 the same song will be used for a national Ford Motor Company commercial; in 2013 Rev Run appeared in a Lincoln Town Car commercial for the Super Bowl and is currently featured in an AT&T/Beats Music commercial. Rev Run is also the National Spokesperson for Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals and more specifically, their Diabetes Awareness Campaign. Presently, Michael has closed multiple deals for Rev Run with HGTV/DIY, Foodnetwork/Cooking Channel, Travel Channel, CBS and OWN and has helped put RUN DMC back together. Michael was instrumental in lobbying for RUN DMC to become the first hip hop group to win a Lifetime Grammy Achievement Award. Other recent notable successes for Michael include his guiding Gregg Allman’s No. 2 New York Times Best Seller “My Cross to Bear”, Gregg Allman’s No. 5 on Billboard Top 200 Record for “Low Country Blues”. Michael currently serves as Executive Producer for Rev Run Renovation, Rev Run Sunday Suppers, Rev Runs Around the World, the new hit television show on OWN TV called It’s Not You, It’s Men starring Rev Run and Tyrese; All My Friends Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman television special and DVD, Gregg Allman Live Back to Macon, GA recording and DVD. In addition to his successful career in entertainment, Michael has operated a successful law practice for the past 26 years and holds a law degree from the University of Bridgeport and a BA from Washington University. Michael is recognized by his professional peers, both lawyers and industry executives, as an expert in the entertainment business. He has appeared as a commentator on MTV and numerous radio broadcast programs, is a frequent lecturer at esteemed universities and has been quoted in many national publications.

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