"DonMizell.com is a comprehensive site relating to all my professional pursuits and creative exploits. Here you will find everything you may want to find out about Don Mizell -- whose hallmark is excellence in music-focused entertainment industry and cultural arts matters.
- I've been an intellectual property lawyer for 4 decades since graduating from the Harvard Law School.
- A senior level executive and consultant in the music industry at A&M, Elektra, Disney, BMG, Virgin and Warner Brothers Records.
- A cutting edge and hit making Producer at A&M, Elektra, Disney, BMG and Concord Music.
- An award winning broadcasting executive and management consultant to Stevie Wonder and many artists and companies all over the world for decades.
I'm available to expertly service your hopes and dreams. As a consultant I can provide top level legal/ business development as well as advisory, representation, and negotiating services at a very fair price to you or your company. As you look around and explore this site please also kindly note my renown versatility.
Yes, I enjoy being a creative guy, too, who has performed live as a notable music / spoken word recording artist, published author, radio/tv host commentator, public affairs speaker and legacy documentary filmmaker.
It's a lot to digest in one swoop, I know, but please--- feel free to just take your time, wander around, and check me out totally. I hope you find it interesting, fun, and useful. And if you have a real interest in engaging any of my expert legal / business development consultimg skills, or creative services, I would love to explore it further with you, ok?
Many thanks for visiting with me!"
Don Mizell, Esq.
In 2005, Don Mizell received a Grammy for "Album of the Year," the music industry's highest and most prestigious award, as a producer of Ray Charles' Genius Loves Company, which also garnered an all-time eight awards, sold over 6 million copies, and was the biggest record of Ray Charles' storied career.
Don Mizell has been involved with artists’ albums which have sold nearly 14 million units worldwide over the last 30 years.
Artists Don Mizell Has Worked With...
In 1978, Don Mizell became the first VP/General Manager of Urban Music at Warner/Elektra Records, where he coined the term "JazzFusion" for his label, which became an industry generic term and Grammy category.
Don Mizell co-founded the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA), now in its 30th year with well over 500 members worldwide, and in 2001, he was awarded its coveted Founders Award.