Audio Recording of Music Business Resume Makeover: Shape It Up, Ship It Out, and Get Hired!

Audio Recording of Music Business Resume Makeover: Shape It Up, Ship It Out, and Get Hired!


Brutal yet sophisticated, critical yet honest, this Webinar is not for the weak!  Described as “aggressive, rough, raw, vigorous, demanding and merciless,” Tess’s approach will get you in shape, making you more efficient, professional and desirable to industry employers. Filled with humor, real-life examples, and proven strategies, this Webinar isn’t just theory, Tess gets people jobs! (See RECENTLY HIRED at


One of the nation’s top authorities on careers in the music business, industry leader Tess Taylor, offers participants an unforgiving look at what industry professionals will really think of their resumes in this NARIP audio program. Designed to eliminate the fluff and jumble that many people throw into their resumes, this no-sugar-coating Webinar will show you how to strip your resume down to the essentials, highlighting the achievements and skills that will impress a potential employer so that you get call-backs!

“If you apply the principles learned in my Webinar,” says Tess, “you’ll walk out with practical strategies you can use TODAY and a top-notch resume that will set you apart. My Webinar has one objective: TO GET YOU HIRED NOW!

“A Walking Job Fair”

“Tess Taylor is one of the great resources of the music business. She’s a walking job fair,” according to Hollywood Today Publisher & Editor, Jeffrey JolsonColburn. Not only that, but “Tess has amazing insights into where the business is going and combines that savvy with a Rolodex the size of a SUV. Tess is especially sharp in two areas that create the most opportunity for young business people and artists: Internet and entrepreneurship. Tomorrow’s moguls will come from Tess’s workshops.”

  • Artist Managers, Producers & Artist Reps
  • Record & Music Publishing Executives
  • Concert Promoters, Agents, Tour Managers
  • Anyone seeking career advancement in the modern music business.

  • Your resume: why it’s so important and how potential employers view it
  • Layout Lessons: how to make your resume straightforward yet memorable
  • Take Out The Trash: what to get rid of in your resume
  • How to set yourself apart: show employers what they really care about
  • When you have little or no music industry experience
  • How to send your resume
  • Following up: when, how and how often?
  • Information sources for music industry jobs.
  • The Three Basic Fears that hold us back and how to overcome them

PROGRAM DATE: Oct 30, 2014
PROGRAM TIME: 1 hours, 37 minutes, 11 seconds (1:37:11)
QUESTIONS? Call 818-769-7007 or contact NARIP




Tess Taylor, President
National Association of Record Industry Professionals

Tess Taylor is president of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (, the biggest music business network in the world. She is creator of NARIP’s Music Supervisor Sessions which have yielded over 100 music placements for participants and sold out in LA, New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Paris and London. She is also President of the LA Music Network ( and helped launch the Mowglis who won the 2011 LAMN Jam Music Contest. They were signed to a management deal, then signed with Universal / Photo Finish Records. They’ve been featured on prime time network TV and now get radio airplay on primary stations across the US. One of the nation’s leading authorities on careers in the music and record industries, Ms. Taylor has been called The Job Whisperer and has connected countless people to jobs and opportunities through her work in the US and abroad, cultivated collaborations for over two decades, helped launch hundreds of projects and several companies. Called a “super-connector” and dubbed “International Music Ambassador” by Neophonic music supervisor P.J. Bloom (Glee franchise, Nip/Tuck, CSI: Miami), Ms. Taylor works with international groups to connect their members to opportunities in LA and the U.S. She has consulted leading businesses such as InsideSessions (a joint venture between the Universal Music Group and Penguin Putnam), The Walt Disney Company, BMG Entertainment (formerly Sony BMG) and Concord Records. Deeply annoyed by people who think music should be free, Ms. Taylor is a vigorous defender of intellectual property rights and debated Electronic Frontier Foundation co-founder John Perry Barlow on “free music” twice. She won both times. She lectures nationwide and around the world (in 12 countries to date), including at the Harvard Business School, in Berlin, Bangalore and beyond. From 1988 to 1993 she was employed at MCA Record, last serving as Associate Director of Marketing. A classically trained pianist, she studied music at the University of Vienna and is a Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Univeristy of Redlands’ Johnston College where she received her BA in music, German and literature. She loves traveling the world, nibbling dark chocolates and drinks lots of tea. She also loves fine fountain pens, Glenn Gould, Pete Townshend, crime novels and hiking with her English cocker spaniel Haribo. She encourages pet adoption.

Program Music Courtesy of Sparks & Silouhettes
Program music courtesy of Sparks & Silhouettes


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