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Independent Labels Topic at Next NARIP Program

Managing independent labels to stability and commercial success will be the subject of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals' (NARIP) 2/13/2003 7:00 AM Eastern

Managing independent labels to stability and commercial success willbe the subject of the National Association of Record IndustryProfessionals' (NARIP) February 26th program, which will be held atPlatinum Live in Studio City, Calif., at 7:30 p.m.

Topics that will be covered include strategies to advance anindependent label's development, including strategic planning, finance,domestic and international marketing and distribution, creating salesdemand for records, touring, merchandising and ancillary markets,branding, product cross-promotion, Internet presence and dealmaking.

Guest speakers include: Richard Reines, president of Drive-ThruRecord; Tom Osborn, general manager at iMUSIC/ARTISTdirect; Alan Beck,president of ITP Records & Pacific Concert Group; and Tess Taylor,panel moderator and president of the NARIP.

Register online at www.narip.com.