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NARIP membership gives you excellent return on investment, it pays to belong! Here are
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LEARN: Seminars, workshops, symposia / mock negotiations / Webinars / NARIP Online Shop
NETWORK: Brunches / cocktail mixers
MARKET MUSIC: NARIP Music Supervisor Pitch Sessions / NARIP A&R Pitch Sessions / NARIP Synch Agent Pitch Sessions
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NARIP Music Supervisor Pitch Sessions: Pitch directly to world-class music supervisors (Chop Shop’s Alexandra Patsavas, Chris Mollere, Ignition Creative’s Holly Williams, VH1 / CMT’s Paul Logan, Firestarter Music’s Andrea von Foerster, Create Advertising’s Heather Kreamer, Trailer Park’s Bobby Gumm, Ignition Creative’s Patrick Buchanan, Mary Ramos, Mob Scene’s Toddrick Spalding, Electronic Arts’ Raphaella Lima, Y&R’s Jessica Dierauer, Grey Advertising’s Zach Pollakoff and others), receive instant feedback that can result in placements (over 1,000 for NARIP members since 2011), form lasting and mutually beneficial business relationships, creative collaborations and more.
NARIP A&R Pitch Sessions: Pitch directly to top A&R execs (Disney Records Senior VP of A&R / Head of Creative Mio Vukovic, Warner Music Group’s Global VP of A&R Aton Ben Horin), get instant feedback.
NARIP Synch Agent Pitch Sessions: Pitch directly to top synch agents for placement and representation. Synch agents featured in NARIP’s Pitch Sessions are among the top sales and marketing executives who actively place music owned by songwriters, composers and independent music publishers.
Career Advancement: Job Bank: Our Job Bank provides employment opportunities offered by major label and music publishing groups, leading independents, management companies, artist agencies and other sources in the business.  We get people jobs. Career Strategy Assistance: Meet our experts to discuss your experience and goals, and let us help you create a Personal Marketing Plan. Discount for members. Strategic Introductions: We can introduce you to key executives.  Stan Monteiro Mentor Program: We pair senior an retired executives with younger developing executives rising through the ranks.
Business Promotion. Your Professional Profile on Increase your professional presence and search-ability on the Internet, pick up new business as people view your profile in NARIP’s online member directory, a great marketplace for your services. Advertise. We offer advertising and sponsorship opportunities on our high-traffic Web site and at events. Partner Savers: Deals from NARIP members, for NARIP members. NARIP’s Annual Best in the Biz Survey. Identifies top executives and service providers in key sectors of the business.
NARIP proudly sponsors these annual events: USC-Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Institute, Pollstar Live, Driven Conference, USC IP Institute, National Conference of Personal Managers and others.
NARIP Online Shop. FREE on-demand streaming of the Best of NARIP Programs. Also, member discounts on all materials including podcasts and videos of top executives and experts speaking on A&R, hit-making, music supervision, artist management, publicity, radio promotion, marketing, deal-making, licensing, music in the digital age, as well as form agreements, templates and other resources.
Access to a global network of music business professionals. NARIP maintains resource and contact lists for its members of top music attorneys, music supervisors, headhunters with a music industry specialization, music and record execs, independent distributors, digital distributors, gaming resources for music placement, and more.
Learn about key areas of the industry from top experts in their fields such as A&R, marketing, law, artist development, music producing, distribution, publicity, international marketing, new media, music supervision, music publishing, artist management executives and others.
Get the benefit of 35+ years of understanding through NARIP’s knowledge database.
Want more?  Contact us for information about Corporate and Premium NARIP memberships.  We invite your suggestions for specific executives you’d like to hear from and programming to meet your needs. Please call or email us at 818-769-7007 or



Because I get asked for recommendations quite a bit, I compiled a short list of music attorneys (and a few non-attorneys) for your convenience and in no particular order.  Note that there are many great attorneys out there, not all of them on this list.

Keep in mind that finding a good lawyer (or any business associate) is like dating: you may have to kiss a few toads.  So while the age-old caveat emptor principle applies, luckily, the individuals listed here are all known to me to be highly competent, I know their work and reputations to be excellent, and have worked with many of them on deals myself.

Even so, you will likely “vibe” more with some than with others, and they all vary in their specializations within the music business.  Some are more affordable than others and are more indie-oriented. So check them out, see what works for you (and what doesn’t) and if you have any negative experiences, please let me know.  More importantly, let me hear the good news as well.

Please let these guys know NARIP referred you.  We receive no consideration or commission of any kind for these referrals, but if it works out, we’d love to hear about your experience and publish a success story.

Click here for the FREE list.

Good luck, and know your business!


Tess Taylor

National Association of Record Industry Professionals

Mediation is a conversation and a negotiation between people who disagree on contractual deal points, who are stuck in the middle of creating a contract with sensitive issues, who have work relationship entanglements, or who have communication problems.

The mediator, as a neutral third party, helps create an environment that is productive towards solving disputes and conducive towards understanding the needs and concerns of all parties.  A mediator is not a judge, does not render decisions, nor settle the dispute for you.

Mediation is the alternative dispute resolution option that works in the absolute best interests of the disputants because it allows the parties to maintain total control over the outcome of the problem, in the shortest amount of time, with the least amount of money.  Mediation is becoming widely accepted throughout the country, eclipsing arbitration by leaps and bounds.  It is the kindest, friendliest, and potentially most effective way to settle differences.

Anything said or written during mediation – other than the Agreement – is confidential.  This is good news for people in the entertainment industry who want to avoid publicity, especially the type of publicity that a court trial could produce.

Due to the strict confidentiality aspect of the mediation process it is difficult for me to know exactly how each mediator on our referral list works.  To vet this list we sought out people with positive personalities (both attorneys and non-attorneys) who have music industry credentials and a sensitivity toward music and the people who comprise our industry, and who keep up with the vast changes in the music business.  We were also mindful to consider people with a wide range of fees to accommodate a wide range of budgetary considerations.  The good news about mediator fees:  the cost is split between the participants!

NARIP member Judy Weigle can be helpful to further explain how mediation fits into the legal process, with or without attorneys’ involvement, before litigation, in the middle of litigation, and in contrast to arbitration and the traditional court trial.  She can help answer questions about the mediators on this list who may be better suited for your particular issue. Contact her at: 323-937-7497 and see her profile here.

Click here for NARIP’s FREE list of Recommended Mediators.


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Berklee Online is the award-winning online school of Berklee College of Music, offering individual courses, multi-course certificates, and a bachelor of professional studies degree covering all areas of music. Learn directly from Berklee faculty inside collaborative online classrooms alongside fellow musicians and industry professionals.

Sign up now to get your exclusive NARIP member discount and to access sample lessons in music business, guitar, music production, music theory, and much more. Log on to and then

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*NARIP has teamed up with Discmakers for 10% off your disc production needs!*

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Centennial Music Productions

*Free 2-hour initial consultation*

At Centennial Music Productions, we are developing the artist of tomorrow. Nestled in the San Gabriel mountains (just 20 minutes from Downtown L.A.), in this environment we support you in the production of all aspects – from songwriting, sound production, and artist development – of your musical vision. 8188230269

Our goal: to capture the authenticity of the artist’s unique essence in sound and bring it to the world.


*$25 gift card good on all purchases over $50 with promocode NARIPROCKS*

Custom built acoustic sound panels and bass traps designed and built by a team of recording and woodworking professionals.


*15% off a Photo Session Package.*

Niall David Photography works with musicians, families, magazines and more on a variety of photographic needs. Niall’s portfolio includes album covers, press kit photos, live performance, recording studio documentary projects and business portraits.

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Morris Music Law

*Free one hour initial consultation*

Music lawyer/attorney.

Contract drafting and negotiation; copyright registration, licensing, and transfers; trademarks, rights of publicity, and business associations.

A couple recent accomplishments: successfully negotiated recording contract, and drafted and negotiated synch and maser use licenses for a film.
310 439 3737