Top Music Exec joins WorldMusicLink

Renowned Music Executive, Tamara Conniff, joins the WorldMusicLink Advisory Board.
By: WorldMusicLink
 
Feb. 18, 2011 - PRLog -- Tamara Conniff is an entrepreneur and music expert. Formerly the Editor-in-Chief of Billboard, she was most recently a judge on the Mark Burnett produced series 'P. Diddy's Starmaker' on MTV.

Prior to 'Starmaker,' she served as President of music services for Frontline Management Group/Ticketmaster where she oversaw all non-management areas for the company including VIP ticketing, branding, digital and merchandizing for such acts as the Eagles and Christina Aguilera. She notably launched the first-ever artist branded internet radio stations in partnership with Clear Channel Radio.

Previously, she helmed Billboard as Chief Editor and Associate Publisher, where she was charged all aspects of the Billboard brand including print editorial, Billboard.com, Billboard mobile, face-to-face events, the Billboard Music Awards, and licensing. During her tenure she helped launch Billboard Live clubs in Japan, Billboard Russia, the prestigious Women in Music event, as well as partnerships with CTIA, CES, and Midem. She successfully spearheaded Billboard's first major print redesign in three decades. Billboard won the 2006 and 2007 Eddie Award for best Media and Entertainment publication.

She spent five years as the Music Editor for The Hollywood Reporter where she covered daily news, did investigative reporting and wrote a weekly column. She was also senior editor in charge of music for Amusement Business.

Ms. Conniff spent two years as the Senior Editor of New York Casting Magazine, a New York City based entertainment trade publication, where she covered film and television and wrote a weekly column.

She also was the writer in charge of entertainment for the BPI Newswire, an internationally syndicated news service.

She has covered the music and entertainment business since she was 17 years old when her first article appeared in Music Connection.

Numerous outlets have interviewed her as an expert including CNN, Fox News, CNBC, 20/20, Access Hollywood, Extra, A&E, The Today Show, NPR, MTV, VHI, E!, BBC Television and Canal Plus. She was named one of Crain's New York Business 40 under 40. She has also appeared on 'Sesame Street.'

Her writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, The Boston Globe and in a number of book collections, among other outlets.

She is the proud daughter of Jazz icon Ray Conniff, and speaks fluent French, Spanish and German.

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