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In TX – How To Build A Fan Base & Get Booked

You are cordially invited to NARIP’s

How To Build A Fan Base & Get Booked

on Thursday, April 21, 2011

in Houston, TX

Live shows and concert tours remain the most important components of artist development available and, when successfully executed, can have an enormous positive impact on an artist’s career.

NARIP assembles experts to discuss how an artist’s career trajectory can be improved with strategic bookings; how shows are bought, sold and built upon; and how people make money from them.

They will provide insight into these and other areas that affect the record business, using live performances as artist development vehicles for new acts, and give a glimpse into what the future of live music may hold.

You will learn:

GUEST SPEAKERS (scroll down for speaker profiles):


Thursday, April 21, 2011

6:00 p.m. – Registration and networking

7:00 p.m. – Program begins

8:15 p.m. – Break

9:30 p.m. – Program ends


Artist managers, agents, promoters

Record and publishing executives

Producers and those who work with artists to promote their careers

Anyone seeking to stimulate demand for music by way of live performances.


Houston Community College
Spring Branch Campus
1060 West Sam Houston Parkway
The Screening Theater
Houston, TX 77043
(near the I-10 and Beltway 8)

Click here for map.


$10: NARIP Members

$20: Non-members



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Connie Mims, Songwriter, Consultant, Coach

Connie Mims is a consultant and coach. Herself a professional Music Row artist, her services are designed for disciplined artists and songwriters on the performance track, and who have the desire and passion to do what it takes to excel in the music and entertainment industries. These criteria enable her to work with a limited number of clients at a time. Her services are designed for those in need of assistance or resources to increase their working knowledge of the music and entertainment industries, providing career direction, counsel and recommendations. Ms. Mims can make referrals to licensed attorneys, CPAs, other industry professionals and coaches. Her song evaluation services help songwriters to craft and improve the commercial appeal of their songs, and prepare them for recording demos or professional CDs/EPs. This may include professional feedback to your songs, and publisher pitch recommendations. Other services include vocal arrangements as well as pre-production services, all of which are designed to save you time, money and headaches.

Ohmare Washington, Flycat Music Group, NARIP Board Member

In 2009, Ohmare Washington created Flycat Music Group, a booking agency that assists artist with publicity, marketing, and promotions. Since 2010, Flycat Music Group’s clients have been booked in five states (Texas, Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, and Louisiana) and three countries (United Kingdom, Bahrain, and Japan.) Cients include Wes Coas, Krumwell, Killa D, Dj Bankrupt, and Dj Ksin. He’s also lent his services to other up-and-coming acts. The official Web site also gives free music downloads from represented artists to generate a following to book more shows.

Barry Coffing, NARIP Houston Executive Director, Founder and Uprising Entertainment

Mr. Coffing is CEO and Founder of and Uprising Entertainment. A 20-year industry veteran who has toured the world and has major credits to his name, Barry is an Emmy-nominated composer and was signed to Warner Bros. Records in the 1990s. He has toured extensively to support his hit songs that have charted around the world, including the #1 “I’ll Come Back To You.” He won Best Producer of the year at the Beverly Hills Film Festival in 2003, and has written and produced over 200 songs in film and TV including #1 hits and gold-selling soundtracks. He has worked with almost every major film company and television network. His knowledge of both sides of the licensing equation led him to create which has been used to find music for projects including Dexter, Ugly Betty, Burn Notice, Blonde Ambition, Lost, Love Kill, License to Wed, Swing Vote, Real Girl, Assassination of a High School President, Sexual Healing, Invincible, The Unit, Direct Contact and others. Barry has lectured on the music business at USC, Vanderbilt and The University of Houston. With his professional relationships, especially at major film companies and TV networks on both coasts, and a strong background in the business as an executive and successful composer / artist, Mr. Coffing is uniquely positioned to help NARIP members identify opportunities in film and television, and to create and sustain long-term careers in the music business today.


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Date Apr 21, 2011
Event In TX - How To Build A Fan Base & Get Booked
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