News

Published Writings

  • Priscilla Mattison wrote an article entitled “How Can Lawyers Help the Music Industry Green Itself and Respond to the Climate Crisis?”, which was published in “Nationalism vs Globalism: Regional and Transnational Legal Issues Reshaping the Entertainment Industry,” the 2021 book issued by the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers. The book can be ordered at IAEL.
  • Priscilla Mattison wrote an article entitled “Environmental Aspects of Recorded Music: How Can the Music Industry Green Itself and Fight Climate Change?”, which was published in June, 2020, as a digital “sneak preview” of the upcoming 2021 International Association of Entertainment Lawyers book entitled “Nationalism vs globalism: regional and transnational legal issues reshaping the entertainment industry”.
  • Priscilla Mattison and Bernard Resnick co-wrote an article entitled “The Reality of Reality Television Competition Programs“, which was published in the July/August 2019 issue of “The Pennsylvania Lawyer”.
  • Bernard Resnick’s short story, “Mis Problemas”, was included in the crime fiction anthology “Suspicious Activity”, published by Devil’s Party Press in November, 2018. The book can be ordered here.
  • With co-author Neville Johnson, Bernard Resnick wrote chapters entitled “Analysis of a Personal Management Contract” and “Music Publishing” for the Musician’s Business & Legal Guide, 5th edition. The book can be ordered here.
  • Priscilla Mattison and Bernard Resnick co-wrote an article entitled “Modern Methods of Monetization for Record Producers”, which was published in “The Monetization of the Global Music Business from Creators to Major Industry”, the 2016 book issued by the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers.
  • Bernard Resnick’s description of his favorite books was included in “What Lawyers Are Reading”, published in the July/August, 2016 issue of The Pennsylvania Lawyer.
  • Priscilla Mattison wrote an article entitled “Licensing Music for Audio-Visual Uses”, which was published in the Fall 2015 issue of the Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music.
  • Bernard Resnick and Priscilla Mattison co-wrote two articles entitled “An Overview of Synchronization Licenses” and “An Overview of Master Use Licenses: Film and Television Uses”. These articles were published in “Licensing of Music – from BC to AD (Before the Change / After Digital)”, the 2014 book issued by the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers.
  • Bernard Resnick and Priscilla Mattison co-wrote a blog entry for the MIDEM 2013 international music industry convention, “5 Tips for Success Negotiating With Global Brands”.
  • Bernard Resnick and Priscilla Mattison co-wrote an article entitled “The Artist’s Team in the U.S.” A version of this article was published in “Building Your Artist’s Brand as a Business”, the 2012 book issued by the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers.
  • Bernard Resnick and Priscilla Mattison co-wrote an article entitled “USA Concert Touring Issues”, which was published in “Live Entertainment Handbook”, the 2011 book issued by the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers.
  • With co-author Dina LaPolt, Esq., Bernard Resnick wrote a chapter entitled “Multiple Rights Deals in the US: 360° and Beyond…” in “Multiple Rights Deals in the Music Industry”, the 2009 book issued by the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers.
  • Bernard Resnick wrote an article entitled “Barristers Tips: Tips for the Beginning Entertainment Law Attorney”, published in Los Angeles Lawyer, May, 2008.
  • Bernard Resnick wrote a chapter entitled “Labor Relations in Professional Sports” in “The Management of Sport: Its Foundation and Application with PowerWeb Bind-inCard, 4th Edition”.


Other Publications

The Big List

Photo of cover of book entitled “The Big List”

The Big List

Bernard Resnick released a work of non-fiction, entitled “The Big List”. The Big List is a revised version of a book which was originally published as “The Croak List”. Designed to supplement other estate planning documents, this essential resource helps you prepare for the future by providing your loved ones with vital confidential material required to help you recover from a natural disaster, sudden illness, or other unforeseen emergency. With detailed questions about your assets, liabilities, and much more, The Big List provides a quick and easy way to catalog all of your most important details.

Use it yourself or give it to a loved one so you will be prepared to help them in their time of need.

The Big List is available through Amazon.com, and is also available digitally in Kindle format. Please click on the cover of the book to order your copy.

Listen to Bernard Resnick discussing the book on SiriusXM’s “Knowledge at Wharton” channel (excerpts):


Media

  • Bernard Resnick quoted in Zogblog article about concert vaccine mandates — November 2, 2021
  • Bernard Resnick quoted in Forbes.com article about Taylor Swift — April 9, 2021
  • Bernard Resnick quoted in Forbes.com article about PPP loans — July 8, 2020
  • Bernard Resnick quoted in Forbes.com article about coronavirus — March 16, 2020
  • Bernard Resnick quoted in Forbes.com article about Warner and Universal IPOs — February 18, 2020
  • Priscilla Mattison quoted in Forbes.com article about Spotify’s increasing podcast presence — February 7, 2020
  • Priscilla Mattison profiled in Main Line Today — October, 2019
  • Bernard Resnick interviewed on “The Other Tony Bennett” vlog/public access radio/television/internet program — October 23, 2019
  • Bernard Resnick interviewed on SiriusXM program about Led Zeppelin copyright infringement case — September 24, 2019
  • Bernard Resnick quoted in Forbes.com article about “Leaving Neverland” — March 7, 2019
  • Bernard Resnick quoted in Forbes.com article about rapper Russ — December 7, 2018
  • Bernard Resnick interviewed on SiriusXM radio program about Led Zeppelin copyright infringement case and the Music Modernization Act — October 10, 2018
  • Bernard Resnick quoted in Forbes.com article about Kareem “Biggs” Burke — March 26, 2018
  • Bernard Resnick quoted in Forbes.com article about Chuck Berry — March 20, 2017
  • Bernard Resnick interviewed on SiriusXM radio program about Paul McCartney lawsuit against Sony/ATV — January 23, 2017
  • Priscilla Mattison quoted in Forbes.com article about Kanye West – November 21, 2016
  • Bernard Resnick interviewed on SiriusXM radio program about his book “The Croak List” and Led Zeppelin copyright infringement case — June 15, 2016
  • Bernard Resnick and Priscilla Mattison quoted in Forbes.com article about David Bowie and Glenn Frey – January 21, 2016
  • Bernard Resnick and Priscilla Mattison quoted in Forbes.com article about Adele’s album “25” – November 29, 2015
  • Priscilla Mattison interviewed on SiriusXM radio program about Midem convention – June 1, 2015
  • Bernard Resnick quoted in Forbes.com article about streaming audio payments – December 18, 2014
  • Bernard Resnick quoted in Forbes.com article about Taylor Swift’s album “1989” – October 30, 2014
  • Bernard Resnick quoted in Forbes article about fundraising by radio for Colgate University – December 24, 2013
  • Bernard Resnick moderates all-star panel of lawyers at MusExpo Conference, Los Angeles, CA – May 7, 2013
  • Bernard Resnick quoted in Forbes.com article about Christmas song – December 24, 2012
  • Bernard Resnick featured in Billboard article about Midem panel on copyright reversion – January 29, 2012
  • Bernard Resnick quoted in Forbes.com article about Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime” – December 23, 2010
  • Bernard Resnick quoted in Forbes.com article about musicians to watch in 2011 – December 8, 2010
  • Bernard Resnick quoted in DailyFinance.com article about Rick Ross lawsuit – June 26, 2010
  • Bernard Resnick quoted in Smart Money article about musicians as small business owners – August 4, 2009

Other News

Photo of Priscilla Mattison with Jeff Liebenson, Marianne Lecron and Ivan Parron at NATPE Miami

In January, 2018, Priscilla Mattison gave a presentation in a Master Class entitled “Legal: Tech: Disruption and Evolution in the Television Industry” at NATPE Miami. She is pictured here with panel organizer and International Association of Entertainment Lawyers President Jeff Liebenson (left) and co-panelists Marianne Lecron and Ivan Parron. — Photo by Bernard Resnick

Photo of Bernard Resnick with Mishka and Jon Farber

Bernard Resnick joined firm client Mishka and road manager Jon Farber for Mishka’s performance on Fox TV’s “The Q Show” in July, 2017. — Photo courtesy of Jon Farber

Photo of members of Philadelphia Chapter of The Recording Academy meeting with Dwight Evans

In November, 2016, Bernard Resnick and Priscilla Mattison joined other members of the Philadelphia Chapter of The Recording Academy for “GRAMMYs In My District”. The group met with (now U.S. Representative-elect) Dwight Evans about proposed changes to the copyright law. – Photo courtesy of B’Captured Productions

Photo of Bernard Resnick and Brent Celek

In August, 2016, Bernard Resnick taught a course on “Ethics in Sports & Entertainment” at Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek made a surprise appearance and answered questions from the audience. – Photo by Tara D. Phoenix/Courtesy of the Philadelphia Bar Association

Photos of Bernard Resnick and Priscilla Mattison at MIDEM convention

At the 50th annual Midem convention in Cannes, France, Timbaland was one of the recipients of the inaugural International Midem Awards. Bernard Resnick accepted the award on Timbaland’s behalf (photo courtesy of Midem). Priscilla Mattison spoke on a panel about monetization of the global music business.

Photo of Bernard Resnick with other members of Philadelphia Chapter of The Recording Academy in Washington, D.C.

In April, 2016, Bernard Resnick joined other members of The Recording Academy for “GRAMMYs On The Hill®” lobbying members of Congress to revise the copyright law to benefit creators. Pictured are members of the Philadelphia contingent, including chapter president Dyana Williams (fourth from left) and singer/firm client Kathy Sledge (far right). – Photo by Damara Catlett