NARIP 2011 Best in the Biz Winners
(or 90 People You Should Take To Lunch)
Best A&R Executive
1. Ron Burman, Roadrunner Records (16.3%)
2. Brian Malouf, Walt Disney Records (14.7%)
3. Pete Ganbarg, Atlantic Records (14.0%)
Best Personal Artist Manager
1. Irving Azoff (17.1%)
2. John Silva (15.4%)
3. Scooter Braun (14.9%)
Best Music Business Writer / Journalist
1. Ed Christman, Billboard (20.6%)
2. Paul Resnikoff, Digital Music News (15.9%)
3. Shirley Halperin, Hollywood Reporter (14.2%)
Best Concert Promoter
1. Kevin Morrow, Live Nation (17.7%)
2. Kevin Lyman, Warped Tour (17.3%)
3. Lisa Hickey, C3 Presents (13.5%)
Best Consultant / Strategist (8 nominees)
1. Kelly Marie Dunn (23.4%)
2. Keith Holzman (16.1%)
3. Eugene Foley (14.5%)
Best Music / Performer / Artist Development Executive
1. Lis Lewis (25.9%)
2. Tom Jackson (21.2%)
3. Don Grierson (21.1%)
Best Traditional Distribution Executive
1. Jim Urie, Universal Music Distribution (20.4%)
2. Richie Gallo, Rhino Entertainment (15.2%)
3. Alan Becker, RED (14.2%)
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has signed a deal with Atlantic Records.
The deal is worth $900,000 according to insiders.
She will do fairly well as country radio and fans alike will support her.
Check out the track Can You Feel It by The Anytime. It’s a solid song, no doubt!
This pop rock act who hails from Iowa has shared the stage with acts such as The Used, White Tie Affair and toured with Conditions and The Years Gone By.
Just released new EP in February.
“Right now The Pirate Bay gets as much traffic as MTV.com. Based on its current trajectory Pandora will soon surpass The New York Times. The most popular music magazine online is Rolling Stone—2.2M visits in December 2010. The most popular music blog is Pitchfork—1.4M visits in December 2010—like two Hype Machines. NPR is in the same ballpark as Last.fm.”