Issue #5
December 27, 2013
NARIP Member Newsletter, December 2013
NARIP members are movers and shakers, see what some of them are up to.
Dina LaPolt, Esq. on CNN
NARIP Member, frequent guest expert at NARIP panels and entertainment attorney Dina LaPolt made her debut guest appearance on CNN Headline News recently. LaPolt, who has been a crusader for celebrity privacy, appeared to talk about drafting SB 465, also known as the Steven Tyler Act. This legislation intends to prevent paparazzi from recording or photographing public figures in spaces where they should be able to expect privacy. LaPolt plans to take this legislation from Hawaii to California and across the US.
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Producer Bobby Drake
Great news from Atlanta! Bobby Drake just made a placement through NARIP Music Supervisor Sessions in Bravo's Vanderpump Rules! He pitched at a recent NARIP session with music supervisor Laura Webb. His song "Carry Me" is high-energy and fun, exactly what was called for. Drake also just finished a project for and Carl's Jr for their fresh baked buns campaign. "I thank NARIP for that opportunity because it came as a result from connecting with Chris Mollere during the (NARIP Music Supervisor) Pitch Session. He recommended me to Buzzfeed and they contacted me." Congratulations to Bobby and his team - NARIP Music Supervisor Sessions work!
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Artist Manager Ed Cohen
Ed Cohen is CEO and President of Rock Garden Conspiracy along with partner Rick Tucker. They are enjoying multiple song placements with their roster of seven artists. Under RGC umbrella, the two also run their label Gold Pan Records and publishing company Larchfork Publishers. Ed is featured in a BiroTronin interview in NAMM's Museum of Making Music this year. Says Ed, "No matter how long you've been in the music business, you will learn and benefit from membership and participation in NARIP. Tess and Co. have been major contributors to our success this year."
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Attorney Lee Morin, Esq.
Lee Morin, Esq. is an entertainment attorney in Atlanta, Georgia where she is also a member of Georgia Music Partners (GMP), the advocacy arm of The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter. Recently, the Georgia House of Representatives held a public hearing which Lee attended with GMP colleagues and gave testimony for financial support for her alma mater's college radio station, GSU's WRAS Atlanta, Album 88. This is part of a larger effort to develop legislation to drive more music business to Georgia through tax incentives. Georgia legislators will issue a study to identify opportunities, explore strategies to retain existing industry and talent, and ensure growth, investment, and jobs.
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Supervisor Gianluigi D'Autilia
Music supervisor, member of the music press and sound designer for Audiofarm-Berlin, Gianluigi D´Autilia moved from Tuscany to Berlin in 2003 where he is developing an agency and network for music supervision and music business. He contributes to, an Italian movie taste-makers platform, where he specializes in writing about film music. He has toured as reporter with bands like Metaliica, Deep Purple and others. He is an active member of many music and film networks. He has a degree in Music Business and Technology from Berklee college of Music in Boston, and has expertise in music copyright, licensing, music for video games and sound design.
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Producer Stephaun Anu
Producer/Keyboardist Stephaun Anu has been getting great feedback at NARIP Music Supervisor Sessions, especially from Thomas Golubic (Breaking Bad) and Scott McDaniel (NBC Universal) and we agree with their praise of his material! A native of Queens, New York, Stephaun is self-taught and has been creating music since he was 11. We love his new release Amoment with Yancy. Check it out here on iTunes!.

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