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Modern A&R and Artist Development

You are cordially invited to NARIP’s

Modern A&R and Artist Development

on Wednesday, December 8, 2010

in Atlanta

A&R and artist development are at the root of every financial decision a record company makes, and vital to the health of our industry. With A&R and artist development cut to the bone at most labels, the A&R executive’s role becomes even more important to help shape and guide talent from the studio to the marketplace.

In this NARIP session, you will discover the magic and the mystery of A&R, who’s getting signed (and who’s not), choosing the right producer, getting the attention of producers and A&R execs, signing with a major or indie, and more.

Get an insider’s peek at the economic and artistic realities of the fastest-changing, hottest business in the world and don’t miss this intimate, unique and interactive learning experience.

SPECIAL BONUS: NARIP Members Get Feedback From Panelists. NARIP members will have the opportunity to select one (1) song to be played live at our event to receive direct feedback from our speakers. Only NARIP member material will be selected to receive feedback (one submission per person). If you would like YOUR material (or your artist’s material) to be critiqued by our expert panel:

Submit a demo and receive live feedback from a music industry expert. Find out if you have a commercially viable hit!

GUEST SPEAKERS (scroll down for speaker profiles):

Shawn Moseley, Manager of A&R, Touch / a muzak co.

Cappriccieo M. Scates, Associate Director of Writer / Publisher Relations for SESAC

Eileen Tilson, Executive Director, NARIP Atlanta and VP of New Media Marketing/PR for Tipping Point Entertainment (moderator)


Wednesday, Dec 08, 2010

6:00 p.m. – Registration and networking

7:00 p.m. – Program begins

8:15 p.m. – Break followed by demo listening & feedback

9:30 p.m. – Program ends


Artist Managers, Producers & Artist Reps

A&R, Artist Development and Marketing Executives

Record, Distribution & Music Publishing Executives

Music & Entertainment Attorneys, Consultants, Radio Promotion and Retail Executive

Anyone seeking to better understand what A&R and artist development entails today, and how to accomplish this independently or working with a label or team.


SAE Institute of Technology
215 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 300

Atlanta, GA 30303

Enter building from Andrew Young International Blvd. (behind Hard Rock Cafe). Latecomers please ring buzzer for entry.

Click here for map.


Closest paid parking deck is on Andrew Young International Blvd. Or take Marta train to Peachtree Center Station and walk to SAE Institute from there.


$20: Receive live instant feedback (available to current 1-year PRO NARIP members)

$10: General public

FREE for NARIP members to attend (no feedback)

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1. Online: (just scroll down)

2. Phone: 818-769-7007

3. Walk-up (if space permits)

Advance RSVP encouraged.

Pre-paid admission guarantees seating.

No refunds.

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Call us at 818-769-7007 or email


Shawn Moseley, Manager of A&R, Touch / a muzak co.

Shawn Moseley is Manager of A&R for Touch / a muzak co.
He works closely with the experience design agency’s Strategy Consulting team, leveraging his relationships with key content owners and rights holders to the mutual benefit of artist and client. Highly involved in the creative A&R process, Moseley seeks and signs talent with a keen eye (and ear) for non traditional music-brand partnerships. He drives brand-to-consumer media engagement strategy, development, and delivery by using 17 years of industry experience and a broad network to deliver targeted, focused and measurable solutions.
Prior to joining the 76 year old media company, Moseley worked for various major and independent labels including Epic Records, Brash Music, Time Bomb Recordings, Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records working with artists like Augustana, Jay-Z, Social Distortion, Lionel Richie, Willie Nelson, Graham Nash, Ludacris and Sunny Day Real Estate. Mosely is a frequent speaker and jurored panelist at educational
institutions and industry events, with appearances at NARAS/Grammy In The Schools, Next Big Nashville, Georgia State University, Full Sail University, Appalachian State University, Queens University and the Florida Music Festival.
He has been cited or featured in HITS, Billboard, Jezebel, Dwell,
Pollstar, Wall Street Journal Online and most recently on NPR.

Cappriccieo M. Scates, Associate Director of Writer / Publisher Relations for SESAC

Cappriccieo M. Scates is Associate Director of Writer / Publisher Relations for SESAC. His direct signings include Day 26, RichGirl, Bone Crusher, Jacob Latimore, Q Parker of 112, Nikeshia Briscoe, Rico Love, Jay Fenix, BXC, Atozzio Towns and London to name a few. Prior to joining SESAC, he was Director of Operations for PM Music Group where he represented songwriters whose credits included Michael Jackson and Beyonce. He is former Director of National Radio Promotions for Ruffhouse/Columbia Records and has been responsible for promoting the careers of artists such as Fugees, Cypress Hill, Bone Thugs and Harmony, Alicia Keys and Boyz II Men. He is author of “10 Steps to Successfully Managing Recording Artists” (2004). He is on The Board of Governors for the National Academy of Recording Artist and Sciences (NARAS), Atlanta Chapter, and a member of The Georgia Music Industry Task Force, which serves to consult Georgia Governor Sunny Purdue on the economic impact of music, film and entertainment.

Eileen Tilson, NARIP Atlanta Executive Director, VP of New Media Marketing / PR at Tipping Point Entertainment Group

Eileen Tilson is Executive Director of NARIP Atlanta and VP of New Media Marketing/PR at Tipping Point Entertainment Group, a full service entertainment career strategy company that works with its clients to maximize every opportunity to insure career success. Eileen started her publicity career in politics, before a fateful meeting with radio legend Leslie Fram and her husband (TPEG Founder and President) Lanny West, launched her career in the music business. Being groomed by some of the most respected professionals in the industry, Eileen quickly educated herself on the evolving music business, and specializes in social media and networking, viral marketing, and music 2.0. She divides her time between Atlanta and New York.


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Date Dec 8, 2010
Event In ATL - Modern A&R & Artist Development
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