Bernard M. Resnick, Esq. is an entertainment attorney practicing in Bala Cynwyd, PA, USA. He has worked in the entertainment industry for over twenty-eight years.
Representative clients (past and present) include recording artists UGK, Bun B, Trina, Peedi Crakk, Us3, Pink, Bahamadia, Steph Pockets, Garland “Sebastian” Mosley, Schoolly D, Freeway, The Rembrandts, Dave Mason, Lonnie Jordan and “War”, Time For Three, and The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia; record producers/songwriters Timbaland, Andy Anderson, Jim Beanz, Jerome “Jroc” Harmon, Daniel Jones, Calvin Miller, Roy “Royalty” Hamilton, Jae Staxx, Rugged Ness, Arkatechz Beatz, Ritz Reynolds, Rick Friedrich, and Qur’an Goodman; the Estate of Linda Creed; recording engineer Chris Godbey; artist management companies Atom Factory (John Mayer, John Legend) and Far-N-Low Management; artist management company/booking agency IMG Artists; record labels; screenwriters; filmmakers; film investment funds; and Villanova University.
Mr. Resnick’s most recent publications, titled “An Overview of Master Use Licenses – Film and Television Uses” and “An Overview of Synchronization Licenses – Film and Television Uses”, were included as chapters in the annual journal issued by the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (“IAEL”), titled “Licensing of Music – From BC to AD (Before the Change/After Digital)”, which was published internationally in January, 2014. Resnick co-authored chapters in IAEL’s 2009, 2011 and 2012 books; “The Musician’s Business and Legal Guide – 4th Edition”, published by Prentice Hall for the Beverly Hills Bar Association; and many other articles and chapters in journals, textbooks and magazines.
Bernard M. Resnick, Esq. is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School’s Entertainment and Media Law LL.M. Online program. His course is entitled “Navigating Recording Artists through the Entertainment Industry”. This unique offering is available to students from around the globe, who study for their advanced masters of law degree via computer-based distance learning.
Mr. Resnick has participated in panel discussions, presented seminars, and conducted continuing legal education classes worldwide, including for The Recording Academy, MusExpo, Liverpool Sound City, NARIP, the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers at MIDEM/MIDEMNet, the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, the Texas State Bar Association Entertainment Law Institute, the Independent Music Conference, the Cutting Edge Music Conference, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Widener University School of Law’s Sports and Entertainment Law Association Symposium, the Albany County Bar Association, New Noise Santa Barbara, and Les Rencontres.
Mr. Resnick serves on the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Chapter of The Recording Academy for 2011-2015, where he is Co-Chair of the Classical Music Committee and the Advocacy Committee. Mr. Resnick is also a musician, songwriter, record producer and music publisher. He was selected as a Grand Prize winner of British Airways/UK Trade & Investment’s “Face of Opportunity” contest.
Mr. Resnick frequently serves as an expert witness in entertainment-related lawsuits. He has earned the “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers” designation from Philadelphia Magazine/Law & Politics Magazine for the past 11 years, and has earned an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.