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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%)

Best Digital Distribution Executive

1. Bruno Ybarra, iTunes (22.3%)
2. Jay Liepis, iTunes (21.7%)
3. Alice Kim, MTV (13.5%)

Best Marketing Professional

1. Steve Berman, Interscope (17.9%)
2. Brandon Frankel, CAA (14.1%)
3. Kim Shiver, Live Nation (13.8%)

Best Music Business Attorney

1. Dina LaPolt (23.7%)
2. Eric Greenspan (15.2%)
3. Peter Paterno (10.3%)

Best Music Merchandise Executive

1. Matt Young, Warner Music Group (22.6%)
2. Dell Furano, Live Nation (20.3%)
3. Jeff Spellmeyer, Band Merch (10.0%)

Best Music Producer

1. T-Bone Burnett (29.0%)
2. Dr. Dre (24.3%)
3. Steve Lillywhite (9.5%)

Best Publishing Executive (Major)

1. Keith D’Arcy, EMI Music Publishing (21%)
2. Jody Gerson, Sony/ATV (13.7%)
3. Tom Sturges, Universal Music Publishing Group (13.4%)

Best Publishing Executive (Independent)

1. Kenny MacPherson, Chrysalis Music Group (16.4%)
2. Alisa Coleman, ABKCO (15.3%)
3. John Rudolph, Bug Music (12.7%)

Best Publisher, Creative (Major)

1. Mary Beth Roberts, Sony/ATV Music Publishing (14.5%)
2. Dave Pettigrew, Warner/Chappell New York (14.3%)
3. Big Jon Platt, Urban West, EMI (13.6%)

Best Publisher, Creative (Independent) (4 candidates)

1. Beka Tischker, Razor & Tie (31.7%)
2. Dan Rosenbaum, Cherry Lane (28.5%)
3. Jedd Katrancha, Downtown Music (27.1%)

Best Music Supervisor

1. Alexandra Patsavas (21.8%)
2. PJ Bloom (16.9%)
3. Gary Calamar (12.7%)

Best New Media / Social Media Executive

1. Ian Rogers, TopSpin (19.3%)
2. Madalyn Sklar, Go Girls (18.0%)
3. Jay Frank, CMT (12.0%)

Best Publicist

1. Chip Ruggieri, Chipster PR (19.4%)
2. Ariel Hyatt, Ariel Publicity (17.7%)
3. Susan Blond, Susan Blond Inc. (12.9%)

Best Radio Promotion Executive

1. Wendy Goodman (16.8%)
2. Howard Rosen (14.3%)
3. Greg Thompson (11.6%)

Best Record Company President or CEO

1. Jimmy Iovine, Interscope Records (24.3%)
2. Daniel Glass, Glassnote Records (13.2%)
3. Livia Tortella, Warner Bros. Records (11.6%)

Best Music Retailer

1. iTunes (39.1%)
2. Amazon (19.0%)
3. Amoeba (18.2%)

Best Sales Executive

1. Pam Russell, UMG Nashville (16.2%)
2. Steve Kennedy, Columbia/Epic (14.5%)
3. Bryan Mead, Fontana (11.7%)

Best Music Business Conference or Event

1. SXSW (51.1%)
2. MIDEM (9.3%)
3. San Francisco Music Tech Summit (7.0%)

Best Music or Record Industry Association

1. The Recording Academy (21.4%)
2. Association of Independent Music Publishers (14.3%)
3. A2IM (13.8%)

Best Music-Brand Executive

1. Liza Blumenthal, Sony Music (14.8%)
2. Lori Feldman, Warner Bros. (13.3%)
3. Laura Hutfless, Creative Artists Agency (12.9%)

Best Brand-Music Executive

1. Umut Ozaydinli, Coca-Cola (25.8%)
2. Monique Boyer, MAC Cosmetics (12.1%)
3. Patrick Genovese, Gibson Guitar (10.5%)

Best Brand Agency Executive

1. Kevin McKiernan, Creative License (22.3%)
2. Marcie Allen, MAC Presents (19.1%)
3. Rob Stone, Cornerstone Promotion (12.1%)

Best Ad Agency Music Executive

1. Jessica Dierauer, Young & Rubicam (15.8%)
2. Ryan Fitch, Saatchi & Saatchi (15.7%)
3. Mike Boris, McCann Erickson (14.8%)

Best Royalty Collector / Auditor / CPA

1. Patrick Sullivan, RightsFlow (14.9%)
2. Eric Palmquist, Disney Music Group (14.3%)
3. Jon Hichborn, Records on the Wall (14.2%)

Best Music Business Teacher

1. Mike King, Berklee (29.3%)
2. Catherine Moore, New York University (18.5%)
3. Justin Winokur, Cogswell College (9.6%)

Best Music Business Intern (and Future Music Biz Mogul)

1. Kristen Scarpa (20.1%)
2. Zack Egan (14.1%)
3. Samantha Schipman (12.8%)

Best New Artist

1. Mumford & Sons (25.0%)
2. Bruno Mars (20.2%)
3. Florence and the Machine (13.0%)

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