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Safwan Javed

Entertainment Lawyer,
Taylor, Oballa Murray Leyland LLP
Toronto, ON, Canada
Safwan Javed is an associate at Taylor Oballa Murray Leyland LLP, having joined the firm in 2012. His practice generally focuses on intellectual property and business matters as they relate to the intersection between law and music.

Safwan co-founded the Juno-nominated, twice certified gold recording group, Wide Mouth Mason. Over the past two decades, the band has released seven albums and toured extensively, including with The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, ZZ Top, and The Guess Who. Wide Mouth Mason has twice played the prestigious Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and was the first North American band to tour China. Safwan remains the drummer and co-manager of the band.

Safwan is currently a board member of the Songwriters Association of Canada, SOCAN (Society of Composer, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada), SOCAN Foundation, Fair Trade Music International, and Art Starts.