J. Scott "Skip" Rudsenske is an entertainment attorney who has been practicing entertainment law since 1989. He represents national recording artists, writers, television personalities, independent record labels, music publishers, digital music services and video production companies. Mr. Rudsenske also serves as a mediator in helping parties resolve disputes through an informal mediation process. As a Tennessee Certified Rule 31 Mediator, he utilizes his past experience of representing clients in business and contract disputes, litigation and mediations in his role as mediator.
Besides practicing as an entertainment lawyer and mediator, Mr. Rudsenske has taught college courses on the music business and is the author of two books, Music Business Made Simple: Guide To Becoming A Recording Artist and Music Business Made Simple: How to Start an Independent Record Label. He has sat on the board of directors of The Entertainment and Sports Law section of the Texas State Bar, Houston Association of Film and Television and The Houston Music Counsel. He has served as the Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of Nexus Chamber Orchestra. He maintains the web site Music Contracts.com.
In addition to practicing as an entertainment attorney, Mr. Rudsenske has owned a 300 seat live music venue and personally produced events by artists such as Bush, Oasis, Old 97s, Jewel, Soul Coughing, Jeff Buckley, Bob Mould, Tonic, Better Than Ezra, Goo Goo Dolls, The Toadies, Matchbox 20, ZZ Top and others.
Mr. Rudsenske received his bachelors degree at The University Of North Texas and received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in Houston Texas. He received his mediation certificate from Libscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and Tennessee.