BESLA has a network of over 2,000 lawyers and professionals across the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, Canada, and Africa. Our diverse membership benefits from strategic alliances and networking opportunities promoted though an annual program of activities that meets the needs of attorneys from leading law firms, in-house counsel from major entertainment, new media, amateur and professional sports organizations, solo practitioners, law school professors, business executives in the music, sports, cable and broadcast television, film, video game, touring, marketing and branding, and publishing industries, including financiers, agents, and managers. Membership is also extended to law students, and part of our programming is specifically targeted to their training and growth through seminars, mentoring and scholarship opportunities.


Law Student Member -  Students must present evidence of current enrollment full-time or part-time student status (e.g., current school  picture ID, copy of transcript).

The following firms, companies and organizations are represented in our organization:


Alston & Bird


BET Networks

Black Women in Entertainment Law

BMG Entertainment



Corporate Counsel Women of Color

Digital Media Association

Discovery Networks

Duke University​


Fox Audience Strategy

Fox Entertainment

Fox Rothschild, LLP

Future of Music Coalition

Howard University School of Law


Interior Music

Miami Heat

Microsoft Corporation

MTV Networks

NBC Universal

Garvey, Shubert & Baber

Greenberg Traurig

K&L Gates

Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton

Mitchell, Silberburg, et al

National Bar Association

National Black Law Students Association

NBA Players Association

NFL Players Association


North Carolina Central University School of Law

Recording Industry of America

Sound Exchange

Sweeney, Johnson & Scates, LLP

Syracuse University

The Cochran Firm

Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Turner Broadcasting

Warner/Chappell Music Publishing 

Warner Music Group

Washington Nationals

XM Satellite Radio

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