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NARIP Appoints Lavine to Houston Board

NARIP is pleased to announce the appointment of Kory Lavine to the Board of its Houston chapter.  “We are delighted to appoint Kory Lavine to NARIP’s Houston Board,” says NARIP president Tess Taylor. “One look at his accomplishments was enough to convince me of his great value to NARIP. We are happy to have him on board, and consider him and his experience a valuable asset to the organization.  Also, we are deeply grateful to him for his service to our country.”

NARIP Houston Executive Director Heidi Massin says, “Kory is a great addition to our already strong board. He’s ambitious, a force in the local music community, and passionate about affecting positive change, especially in the hip hop and rap sectors of the music business. We’re happy to welcome him!”

Lavine joins NARIP Houston Board Members Anita Long, Jane Vandiver, Michael Mikulka and Lisa Schneider.

Meet Kory Lavine September 17 @ NARIP’s Next Houston Event

Meet Mr. Lavine at NARIP’s How To Create A Grand Slam Music Marketing Plan (panel discussion) TONIGHT (Tue Sep 17) at Media Tech at 7:00 p.m. in Houston, TX. Click here for more details and to register NOW.

About Kory Lavine

Born in Louisiana, raised in Houston, Texas, Kory Lavine is a record label executive, DJ, Hip Hop Artist and US Navy Veteran. He is co-founder of Urban Rebel Media, a Houston-based Hip-Hop and R&B label devoted to bringing about positive change through Hip Hop and R&B music. Under the Urban Rebel label, he will release his debut album under the stage name Tony Blaze. Kory’s love of music started from an early age. He sang in school choirs as early as first grade through his junior year in high school. Musical influences range from Babyface, Brian McKnight, KRS One and Common to Grand Master Flash. Kory is an avid poet thus further supporting his love for hip-hop culture. On graduation, Kory joined the United States Navy where he took his musical skills to multiple talent stages in Japan and Italy. Since returning from 12 years of active duty, Kory has been active in the music community as DJ KLBlaze. He has spun many events for Macy’s, now known as the go-to DJ for Benefit Cosmetics. He debuted Hip Hop 101, a Web-show showcasing news, fashion and interviews of local talent in the urban music, dance and fashion scenes. Hip Hop 101 showcases a call-in segment every Wed. night on Discussions on the weekly radio broadcast include music industry topics from an independent label’s perspective, and insights for independent artists.

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