Amy Bryson Smith is an Assistant Professor of Music Business and Entertainment at Belmont University. A native of Tennessee, she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration at Belmont University and her doctorate of jurisprudence at Nashville School of Law. She has taught at Belmont University in some capacity for almost 20 years. Prior to teaching full-time, she practiced law in Nashville representing many in the entertainment industry in both business transactions and litigation. At Belmont, she teaches or has taught courses in Music Industry Contract Law, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Law, Music Business Survey, Business Law I and Business Law II. She is a member of the inaugural class (2021-22) of the Nashville Entertainment & IP Law American Inn of Court. Among other journals, she has been published in the Journal of Critical Incidents, Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association, Midwest Law Journal, Southern Journal of Business & Ethics, Southern Law Journal, and PBS Learning Media.