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NARIP Welcomes Social Media Expert Madalyn Sklar

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Madalyn Sklar to the NARIP Houston Board. Madalyn joins NARIP Houston Executive Director Barry Coffing, Directors Lisa Schneider, Heidi Massin and Roxell Richards, and Marketing Managers Ohmare Washington and Bobbie Beasley.

In recent years, the words “Madalyn Sklar” have become synonymous with “social network maven” as this digital music marketing expert has grown her circles of influence.  We are delighted to have her on board with Team NARIP Houston (and in fact benefited from her shared expertise at a recent NARIP Houston program on using social media to market music).  She was also voted #2  Best New Media / Social Media Executive by her peers in NARIP’s 2011 Best in the Biz Survey (you can see results here).  This annual survey highlights outstanding executive talent and we are gratified to recognize people like Madalyn who have made superior contributions within our profession and community, and to have her officially on board with Team NARIP Houston.

Meet Madalyn July 16 in Houston, TX

Meet Madalyn at NARIP’s next Music Biz Brunch on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. to take place at 2307 Lamonte Lane in Houston, TX 77004. Get details and register online here now.

About Madalyn Sklar

Madalyn is music business coach, consultant, blogger, social networks maven and fearless leader of She has spent over 15 years working with a wide range of independent musicians as well as music industry professionals all over the world. She’s helped countless businesses of all shapes and sizes, music and non-music, with her Internet marketing expertise. Her goal is to help people achieve greater success with social media by working smarter, not harder.

Madalyn has spoken on music panels all over the country and moderates many of them as well. She’s been heard at 2NMC, 8×10 Music Conference, Dewey Beach, Dfest, DIY Convention, Folk Alliance, Hyperactive Music Festival, Invasion of the GoGirls, Millennium Music Conference, MTEC, NARIP, NEMO, PLAY:stl, Rockrgrl, and South Park Music Festival. She has been named one of 10 Powerful Women in Music by Curve magazine and one of the 15 People You Should Know In the Biz by In 2011 she was voted #2 for NARIP’s Best in the Biz for Best New Media/Social Media Executive.

Madalyn founded, the oldest and largest online community of indie women musicians. Her mission is to promote, support and empower female musicians. She started the organization in 1996 with a vision of bringing together independent women musicians from around the world. 15 years later, has become a welcome destination for women in music through networking and events. She also runs Social Networks for Musicians and Social Networks for Biz where she helps musicians and all business types effectively create + manage their social networks.

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