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San Francisco NARIP Appoints Two New Directors

Engle_TamraNARIP is pleased to announce the appointment of Tamra Engle and Nate Beats to leadership positions in its San Francisco chapter. Engle is appointed Senior Director of Marketing and Programs, and Beats takes on Director of Membership and Outreach.

“San Francisco is an important region for music, the arts and technology, and we are delighted to have a strong and growing presence there,” says NARIP president Tess Taylor. “Tamra and Nate epitomize the modern music entrepreneur: both have immense business savvy and music experience – they are both creators – which is essential for success in the modern music industry. With their uncommon blend of music, business and strategic experience, we are poised to take this chapter to a new level.”

Engle has worked with Fortune 15 companies across the entertainment sector, and is developing two community-based programs, one of which will put music in schools. With a Grammy nominated album to her credit and several national tours under her belt performing her own music, Tamra understands the challenges of being a modern musician-songwriter, and consults artists at all experience levels to create marketing and promotion strategies to support their careers.

Heavily steeped in urban and hip hop genres with a growing list of credits to his name, entrepreneur-producer Nate Beats is well-positioned to reach urban youth and speak their language.

“We’re delighted to have bring Tamra and Nate on board to grow NARIP in this important and cutting-edge region that brings the world so much great music.” Engle and Beats will follow in the footsteps of former San Francisco directors Kerry and Gian Fiero, who just welcomed their first child this month. NARIP sends best wishes to parents and the little fellow.

Meet Ms. Engle and Mr. Beats in San Francisco at NARIP’s Holiday Mixer to take place at El Rio on Thursday, December 10. Come hear what we have planned for NARIP San Francisco 2010 and let us know what you want and need! Click here for details.

Photo: Tamra Engle

About Tamra Engle
Senior Director of Marketing and Programs, San Francisco Chapter
National Association of Record Industry Professionals

Tamra Engle is a social entrepreneur and founder of GuitarTam Music that offers business and promotional consultation for artists and bands to help them succeed in the evolving music and entertainment industries. She helps clients to develop strategic marketing and promotion plans, and offers performance coaching. Blending 25 years of business development expertise in organizations of all sizes and sectors from start-ups to Fortune 15 organizations, Tamra is developing community programs to provide music education programs for school-aged children and a national program to end violence against women. She is also a performing singer-songwriter whose recent album was on the final nominating ballot for the 2008 Grammys in the Best Contemporary Folk Album category. Tamra began her entertainment career as a studio musician In Los Angeles, has toured the country tirelessly and enjoyed placement of her songs on television and nationally aired commercials. Read more about Tamra at or contact her at tamra AT narip DOT com.

About Nate Beats (N8Beats)
Director of Membership & Outreach, San Francisco Chapter
National Association of Record Industry Professionals

N8Beats is a music producer, certified recording engineer and founder of Make Your Hit Production and N8Beats Production. N8Beats Productions’ objective is to become the number one most sought-after urban music production company in the music industry by December 24, 2013. He produces for Tech N9ne’s record label, Strange Music, and has worked with, or studied under, American Idol judge Simon Cowell, NWA’s Arabian Prince, Rza / North Hollywood Wu-Tang West Studios, engineer Steve Miller, multi-platinum dance DJ Paul Oakenfold, Abduel Hall (PH Balanced Music / Patty Howard), the American Mechanical Rights Agency, author / guru Dan Kimpel, Mac Dre, Cool Nutz, and The Source’s “Unsigned Hype” artists H2-O, Mikey Vegaz & Illaj. He has created music for Nintendo, Adidas, Sun Micro Systems and has completed production of over a dozen commercial independent hip hop albums. Nate has also consulted Web companies and the entrepreneur’s network For more information on Nate Beats, visit or email Nate at nate AT narip DOT com.