CELEBRATING OVER 100 YEARS OF MISSISSIPPI BLUES HISTORY
BOBBY RUSH playing guitar, harmonica and storytelling the history of modern day Blues and it's history.
Leading The Delta Center for Culture and Learning, a Center for Excellence at Delta State University. The mission of The Delta Center is to promote greater understanding of Mississippi Delta culture and history and its significance to the world through education, partnerships, and community engagement.
Management of the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area, a partnership between the people of the Mississippi Delta and the National Park Service designed to promote understanding of the Delta's cultural heritage through education and to stimulate regional economic development primarily through cultural heritage tourism.
Management of the International Delta Blues Project, a three-tiered initiative featuring an International Conference on the Blues, development of an academic blues studies program, and a Blues Leadership Incubator for entrepreneurship and economic development, which aligns with GRAMMY Museum Mississippi and Delta State's vision of becoming a destination for blues education.
Direction of the National Endowment for the Humanities “Most Southern Place on Earth” workshop, an experiential learning program that transforms K-12 teachers from across the U.S. into educational and cultural ambassadors for the Mississippi Delta.
Jonathan Mason has been involved in matters involving Rickey Smiley, the Estate of Wilson Pickett, Mothers Finest, Kirk Franklin, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Idris Elba, Mariah Carey, and T.I., among others. Although Jonathan enjoys working with well-known clients, the heart and soul of his practice is dedicated to assisting unsigned and emerging artists in positioning themselves to reach the next level, or advising start-up record labels and production companies on the legal issues associated with start-up entertainment companies.
Negotiated producer agreements between producers and artists such as T.I., Rick Ross, Lloyd, Young Dro, Mario, Lil Wayne, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Ruben Studdard, Jennifer Holliday and many others
Negotiated synchronization and master use licenses with Universal Pictures, MGM and national advertisers including Microsoft and Hardees
Jonathan's expertise in Entertainment Law landed him the position of Adjunct Professor at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, where he developed a successful curriculum and taught Entertainment Law for several years.