NARIP President Tess Taylor is featured in WiMN’s Front and Center, a weekly column that showcases accomplished women who work in the music and audio industries.
We’ve all heard the saying “it’s all about who you know.” But the truth is, now more than ever, simply knowing someone can be the difference between getting the gig or landing the job. This is especially true in the highly competitive music industry, where breaking in and establishing connections can be daunting for anyone.
Enter Tess Taylor. Described as “a walking job fair” by Hollywood Today, Taylor has been an integral part of the music industry since 1987. She founded Los Angeles Music Network (LAMN) in 1988 and the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) in 1998, and oversees the initiatives of both groups to promote career advancement and more in the music and record industries.
Taylor has connected countless people to jobs and opportunities through her work in the US and abroad, while cultivating collaborations for over two decades and helping to launch hundreds of projects and several companies. Today, she is one of the nation’s leading authorities on careers in the music and record industries.
Read the rest of the interview on the WiMN website here