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In AZ – Advance Your Career In The Music Industry

You are cordially invited to NARIP’s

Advance Your Career In The Music Industry:

Ten Aggressive Strategies For Success

on Thursday, October 21, 2010

in Mesa, AZ

Presented in partnership with
MCC Career and Re-Entry Services and

the Mesa Community College Music Business Program

Tess Taylor – a “walking job fair” (Hollywood Today), NARIP President and one of the nation’s top authorities on careers in the music business – leads this special session. Apply principles learned in her workshop and walk out with practical strategies you can use TODAY. This session has one objective: TO GET YOU HIRED NOW! Not just theory, Tess gets people jobs! (see Recently Hired at

Get an insider’s peek at the what industry employers will think of YOUR skills and resume, and learn what to do to make yourself most attractive for the best jobs. Learn where to look for the best jobs (which are usually never posted) and how to put yourself in line for maximum opportunity.

SPECIAL BONUS: NARIP Members Get Feedback From Tess To Their Resumes & Press Kits

NARIP members will have the opportunity to select either a resume or press kit to be reviewed live at our event to receive direct feedback from Tess. Only NARIP member material will be selected to receive feedback. If you would like YOUR material to be critiqued by Tess:

GUEST SPEAKER (scroll down for speaker profile):

Tess Taylor, President, National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP)


Thursday, October 21, 2010

6:00 p.m. – Registration and networking

7:00 p.m. – Program begins

8:15 p.m. – Break followed by resume and press kit reviews & feedback

9:30 p.m. – Program ends


Those currently working in the music industry who seek to advance.

Students and anyone considering a career in the music industry who wants to present themselves better for a great position, whether in the office or on the stage.


Mesa Community College

1833 W. Southern Ave.

Navajo Room

Mesa, AZ 85202-4822

Click here for directions.


$10: NARIP Members

$20: Non-members



Congratulations! You made a wise choice, and you’ll enjoy this NARIP program. Because you are registering for the program, we offer you the MP3 recording for only $20 more (regularly $39.95), a savings of $19.95. Please select the “Premium Ticket” option below if you’d like to add the MP3 to your order.


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Special thanks to Jackie Gill, Laurie Black, Debbie Smith and Alexandra Perdue for their help with NARIP events at Mesa Community College.


Tess Taylor

One of the nation’s leading authorities on careers in the music and record industries, Ms. Taylor has connected countless people to jobs and opportunities through her work in the US and abroad, cultivated collaborations for over two decades, helped launch hundreds of projects and several companies. If you’ve read Malcolm Gladwell’s best-selling book “The Tipping Point” then you may recognize her as a “super-connector,” the concept Gladwell coined to describe that unusual species of person who knows everybody. Says Hollywood Today Publisher & Editor Jeffrey Jolson-Colburn, “Tess Taylor is one of the great resources of the music business. She’s a walking job fair. She has amazing insights into where the business is going and combines that savvy with a Rolodex the size of an SUV.” These traits are at the core of the two organizations she founded, the Los Angeles Music Network (LAMN, est. 1988) and the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP, est. 1998). Ms. Taylor oversees initiatives of both organizations to promote career advancement, education and good will in the music and record industries. Headquartered in Los Angeles, NARIP has chapters in New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Houston, Philadelphia and London, with plans to launch more chapters in 2010.

Music Connection magazine says LAMN and NARIP are “top-notch and brilliantly executed” and named Ms. Taylor in its list of “50 Innovators, Iconoclasts, Groundbreakers & Guiding Lights of 2008” (Dec 2008). Last year, the World Championships of Performing Arts Board unanimously voted to honor Ms. Taylor with its 2009 Achievement Award and induct her into its Performing Arts Hall of Fame. Dubbed “International Music Ambassador” by music supervisor P.J. Bloom (Nip/Tuck, The Shield, CSI: Miami), Ms. Taylor works with groups such as the European Music Export Office, Danish Songwriters Guild, French Music Export Office, German Independent Label Association, the Brazilian Independent Label Association and others to connect their members to meaningful opportunities in Los Angeles and throughout the U.S.

Ms. Taylor has consulted leading businesses such as, InsideSessions (a joint venture between the Universal Music Group and Penguin Putnam, Inc.), The Walt Disney Company, BMG Entertainment (formerly Sony BMG), Concord Records and others. A frequently quoted analyst of industry developments, she has been a featured expert on international television and radio, and her analyses have appeared in national and international business press.

Along with workshops and seminars for her clients, she teaches “The Future of the Music Business… and YOUR Future In It,” a course she developed at UCLA, at institutions worldwide. The author of numerous articles and interviews with top record executives, she is at work on a book about the music business. A frequent keynote speaker and guest speaker at industry conferences and universities around the world, Ms. Taylor has lectured at the Harvard Business School, in Bangalore, Berlin and beyond. Later this year she keynotes at the Drucker Career Conference in Los Angeles and Trigger Creative Conference in Sweden, and lectures at the University of Vienna’s Institute of Popular Music in Austria. She has delivered dozens of keynote speeches and hundreds of lectures to thousands of people worldwide.

Deeply annoyed by people who think music should be free, Ms. Taylor is a vigorous defender of intellectual property rights and debated Electronic Frontier Foundation co-founder John Perry Barlow on “free music” at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth (2006) and was invited for a rematch at Ohio University (2008). She won both times. From 1988 to 1993 Ms. Taylor was employed at MCA Records, Inc., last serving as Associate Director of Marketing. A classically trained pianist, she studied music at the University of Vienna, and is a Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Redlands’ Johnston College where she received her BA degree in music, German and literature. She loves traveling the world, nibbling dark chocolates and drinks lots of tea. She also loves fine fountain pens, anything written or recorded by Glenn Gould or Pete Townshend, gripping crime novels and hiking with her English cocker spaniel.


Tess Taylor

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Date Oct 21, 2010
Event In AZ - Advance Your Career in the Music Industry
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